Ahhh, it's summer! Time to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Whether you are enjoying the sun poolside or at the park, if you have some down time, put these 8 free Latter-day Saint eBooks on your list this summer. This list includes short and sweet ones great for those days when you need a little encouragement as well as the books packed full of information it's going to make your brain stretch.
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Please keep in mind these are free for the Kindle ebook version ONLY- other versions are not free. You can get the Kindle app for free on most devices.
Forget Me Not by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This is one General Conference talk that immediately took off. It was given in a Women's Session back in 2011. President Uchtdorf reminds us of the small things that may go unnoticed by others that God does notices. This is the perfect book to read when you need a little reminder of your own greatness. The Kindle version is free.
Your Happily Ever After by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Another great talk from President Uchtdorf- even fairy tale princesses had to struggle before their happily ever after. This is a favorite especially with the Young Women. Why get the eBook version? It's broken up in different ways than the conference talk back in 2010, includes photos to get you thinking, and highlights different parts of the talk. These are great little books to read when you are waiting in the doctor's office.
The Remarkable Soul of a Woman by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
President Uchtdorf gives some beautiful talks! The Remarkable Soul of a Woman is from October 2008. You are a great power for good. President Uchtdorf reminds us of two godlike attributes that will contribute to our happiness as we continue to develop them as remarkable women. Send it to one of your friends in need of a reminder of their value.
A Voice of Warning An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Parley P. Pratt
Parley P. Pratt was one of the early apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this brief book, A Voice of Warning An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he outlines the doctrines of the Church with his powerful testimony. Again, it’s the eBook that is free.
The Wentworth Letter by the Prophet Joseph Smith
This is the letter that Joseph Smith wrote to Wentworth that includes what we know now as the Articles of Faith. The cover this one can be quite deceiving as sometimes it’s pictured black with weird eyes looking out. There is the free kindle version as well as the free audio version with Audible.
The Great Apostasy Considered in the Light of Scriptural and Secular History by James E. Talmage
Another book full of information, The Great Apostasy Considered in the Light of Scriptural and Secular History, gets you thinking and understanding the need for the Restoration. Elder Talmage always explains things in great detail allowing you to learn a lot and expand your perspective.
Building Wealth for Building the Kingdom by Devin D. Thorpe
This is a financial planning guide for Latter-day Saint families going over topics from tithing to retirement. It includes chapters on financing missions, education, and discusses investments. If you have questions about how much you should be saving each month, this is a great book to help you find the answers.
An easy read for those preparing to serve a mission for the Lord. Quotes and tips to help you prepare. The Kindle version is free.
You can of course, find the scriptures and even other Latter-day Saint manuals for free download but since all of those are available in the Gospel Library app, I didn't include them here. There are also quite a few novels that relate to a Latter-day Saint theme or are written by a Latter-day Saint authors available for free as a Kindle Edition too. Take a look around and see what fits your personality. However, I highly recommending heading over to Deseret Bookshelf PLUS if you are interested in more Latter-day Saint reading and topics. It’s a subscription service that allows you unlimited access. My family loves it. See a complete list of books available to read or go ahead and try it out for 30 days now.