1. Read and study the New Testament to be prepared for the Gospel Doctrine
lesson each week. (Optional: Also read and study the corresponding material
in the following Institute
Manual -- The Life and Teachings of Jesus and His Apostles Religion
211 - 212)
2. Read and be prepared for the Relief Society Lessons from the Teachings
of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball. Usually there are 2 of
these lessons each month. Check your own ward/stake calendar and schedule
to see what you need to read. Read these lessons before
they are covered in R.S.
3. Read each month's Ensign from cover to cover.
4. Read one conference talk each week from the most recent General Conference
Ensign (conference issues are November and May). Read and study on your
own, or share these talks with your family.
5. Read and memorize one hymn each month. Try to learn all the verses.
Ponder on the words of the hymn and write down any thoughts you have. Play
the hymn during the day -- CD's & tapes with or without words are available
through the Distribution Center, or listen free online at
(Optional: Write out the words to the hymns you have chosen as copywork.)
Listen to other uplifting music during your day.
6. Read the monthly speech/article selected.
7. Read the biography for Divinity this year: Heart
Petals: The Personal Correspondence of David Oman McKay to Emma Ray McKay
by Mary Jane Woodger. This book is scheduled for July
- December 2007.
8. Supplemental reading from the following list:
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS YEAR:
Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage (a book to study all year)
the Choice Made in Eden by
At The Well: Women and the Life and Teachings of Jesus by Jeni &
of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball
Bridegroom by Donna Nielson
in a Good Way by Mary Ellen Edmunds
the Miracle by Spencer W. Kimball
9. OPTIONAL -- Keep a Divinity Journal. In the journal you
can record any thoughts, impressions and spiritual experiences you may
have during your study. You could list scriptures that influence
you. Also include copywork of the hymns you memorize, passages from
any of the readings, and scriptures you especially like. Writing
summaries of the readings could also be an aspect of the Divinity Journal.