1. Read and study the Old Testament to be prepared for the Gospel Doctrine
lesson each week. (Optional: Also read and study the corresponding material
in the following Institute Manuals -- Old Testament Student Manual: Genesis
- 2 Samuel, Religion 301 and Old Testament Student Manual: 1 Kings to Malachi,
2. Read and be prepared for the Relief Society Lessons from the Teachings
of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff. 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: Leaves from My
Journal by Wilford Woodruff. This book has been scheduled for
January and February. We hope this will help us to learn more of
the prophet and enhance our study in Relief Society.
8. Supplemental reading from the following list:
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THIS YEAR:
Preach My Gospel (a book to study all year and share with your family)
A Witness and a Warning by Ezra Taft Benson
Lectures on Faith by Joseph Smith Jr.
Pathways to Perfection by Thomas S. Monson
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.