Upcoming Books

My Dear Sister

Letters between Joseph F. Smith and His Sister Martha Ann Smith Harris

Edited by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and David M. Whitchurch

The letters included in this volume are a treasure-trove of personal insights into the lives of early Church leader Joseph F. Smith and his sister Martha Ann Smith Harris during a unique era of Latter-day Saint history. Seven decades of correspondence help demonstrate the tremendous devotion between the orphaned children of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith as they share their innermost feelings, joys, heartaches, determinations, and family happenings. The letters range from 1854, when Joseph F. Smith was a fifteen-year-old missionary in Hawaii, to 1916, just two years before his death.

  • $49.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-8425-2848-1

The New Testament

A Translation for Latter-day Saints

By Thomas A. Wayment

This new translation from the best available Greek manuscripts renders the New Testament text into modern English and is sensitive to Latter-day Saint beliefs and practices. This translation is readable and accessible for a wide range of readers. The original paragraph structure of the New Testament is restored and highlights features such as quotations, hymns, and poetic passages. New and extensive notes provide alternate translations, commentary on variant manuscript traditions, and historical insights. Where applicable, the Joseph Smith Translation has been included.

  • $29.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-9443-9467-7

Mission President or Spy?

The True Story of Wallace F. Toronto, the Czech Mission, and World War II

By Mary Jane Woodger

How could the longest-serving Latter-day Saint mission president be considered one of the Communist Regime’s most wanted American spies during the post–World War II era? Don’t miss this true story of faith, testimony, and miracles amidst war, Nazis, communism, and espionage. This inticing story will captivate you as you read about Wallace Toronto, who defied the Nazis, Communists, and Czechoslovakian prisons to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • $21.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-9443-9466-0

The Tragedy and the Triumph

Edited by Charles Swift

This new volume is a compilation of inspiring presentations given at BYU​'s annual Easter Conference (2018 and 2019), a popular tradition at the University. Well-known speakers discuss such essential concepts as teaching about that life which is in Christ, the role of the Savior in our lives, the power of the Atonement, how to help those with doubts, and his life and mission. This volume includes talks given by Elder Bruce C. Hafen, Susan W. Tanner, Richard Lyman Bushman, Thomas A. Wayment, Anthony R. Sweat, and Barbara Morgan Gardner.

  • $17.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-9443-9469-1

The Saints Abroad

Missionaries Who Answered Brigham Young’s 1852 Call to the Nations of the World

Edited by Reid L. Neilson and R. Mark Melville

By 1852, just five years after Brigham Young and his fellow Latter-day Saints began settling the valleys of the Intermountain West, the global distribution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was much more European than American. Young and his counselors in the First Presidency planned a special missionary conference in the newly constructed adobe Salt Lake Tabernacle on the temple block. Over the weekend of August 28–29, church leaders announced a flurry of global mission assignments.

  • ISBN: 978-1-9443-9472-1

An Apostolic Journey

Beginning of the Church in South America

By Richard E. Turley and Clinton D. Christensen

On Christmas Day 1925, Elder Melvin J. Ballard dedicated South America for the restored gospel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Twenty-two years passed before another Apostle, Stephen L Richards, and his wife, Irene, visited the continent where the Church now existed in three nations with scattered small branches. Today millions of Latter-day Saints live in South America, but what was the Church like in its early days there? How did it grow as prophesied by Elder Ballard from a small acorn to the mighty tree of the restored gospel?