Tools & Resources for the Start of Seminary

For the whole family: 

Encouraging your students to study can start at home! Use tools to help with family scripture study to complement with what your kids are learning in class. 

The New Testament Family Reader

A simple way to get a 5-minute scripture study session in during your busy day, The New Testament Family Reader can help your family study along with seminary curriculum in quick study segments. 


The New Testament Study Guide

An in-depth resource for creating context for the scriptures your family studies together, the New Testament Study Guide is a comprehensive question-and-answer commentary set alongside the text of the New Testament. It draws from thousands of powerful scriptural insights, including those from General Authorities and Officers, Church magazines and manuals, the most respected commentaries, scripture reference books, and other publications. 


Our Family Council Journal 

Inspired by Elder M. Russell Ballard's counsel for families to conduct regular family councils, this journal can be a helpful tool in making note of items discussed, keeping track of "next steps" and assignments, or simply recording humorous or sweet moments you'll want to remember.


For students: 

Find resources that not only help your students study the material from class, but also learn how to study when seeking answers and how to better understand gospel topics. Authors who relate to teens will help them get more from these teachings. 

The New Testament Journal

A personal book and journal for students to record notes, impressions, and doodles as they read through the The New Testament.  


Seekers Wanted

This timely book from popular author and speaker Anthony Sweat is written to provide the youth of the Church essential skills to seek learning by study and faith. While he won’t tell you what to think, Sweat will help you figure out how to think. This book aims to increase your capacity to be a disciple-scholar. 


Born to Change the World 

"The Lord is hastening His work to gather Israel," declared President Russell M. Nelson. "That gathering is the most important thing taking place on earth today." In this book you'll find answers to questions:

  • So I'm from Ephraim or Manasseh? So what?

  • What does it mean if I'm from another tribe?

  • What does it mean to gather Israel?


Fineliner Scripture Markers

Color code important scriptures or take notes with colorful scripture markers. A great way to remember insights and to look back on important messages. 


For the little ones: 

Your littlest learner may not be enrolled in seminary or institute this year, but we have many resources for the smallest gospel students to start learning scripture stories and feel God’s love for them. Below are three books to read with your littles. 

Flashlight Discovery Books 

Shine a light to tell a story! Kids will love finding the hidden pictures in these Flashlight Discovery books. They make scripture and gospel stories interactive.  

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Miracles of Jesus

With simple, engaging text and colorful artwork, Miracles of Jesus is the perfect book for young children to develop a testimony of the Savior as they read it time and time again. 


The Whole Armor of God 

With charming illustrations, easy-to-read language, and a parent's guide at the back, The Whole Armor of God teaches what each piece of the armor of God means and how your children can put on that armor every day.

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