Have you seen the new book that was just announced, ‘Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society‘?
We received a copy of this wonderful book last week. But when I was handed the book I had a few questions as to what I was to use it for. Is it a new Relief Society Manual, is it supposed to be used for visiting teaching?
So I was happy to learn that there is a new companion website to go along with this wonderful new book: Here.
This website has instructions on how to utilize the book in Church classes, family, visiting teaching and more. You can also get to this site by following the path MENU> SERVING IN THE CHURCH> RELIEF SOCIETY > MESSAGES FROM LEADERS > DAUGHTERS IN MY KINGDOM.
Here is what the book is about:
Relief Society sisters have a glorious heritage. We pray that this volume will be an important resource for preserving that heritage.
In grateful recognition of the blessing of Relief Society in the lives of Church members, the First Presidency has directed the preparation of Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society.
The teachings, stories, and examples in this history book will guide you in establishing priorities and practices in your life that will help increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help those in need.
The history of Relief Society teaches the divine identity and infinite worth of daughters of God. It is a Spirit-filled story of strong, faithful, purposeful women who have served with little public recognition.
As you study this history you will see that our Heavenly Father knows His daughters, that He loves them, that He trusts them with sacred responsibilities, and that He guides them as they fulfill those responsibilities.
You are encouraged to share the book with others. Church members of all ages may use the book as a reference in lessons, talks, council meetings, and at home.
Hear what others have to say about ‘Daughters in My Kingdom’ by visiting HERE.
I read through what some others had to say and found some amazing testimonies.
I loved what Sharon shared:
“Women are not a footnote in this church…. Relief Society wasn’t to sew shirts for the temple workmen—any benevolent society could have done that. Joseph restored a way for women to take their part in building up the kingdom of God. He organized it under a priesthood pattern, with presidencies and officers that held the stewardship to prepare women and their families for the temple. I could feel the excitement of those early sisters as they recognized what was happening. And for the first time in my life I understood Relief Society wasn’t a class on Sunday; it was my personal inheritance in Zion. “
I am so excited to read this book and learn about this wonderful organization that I belong to. I am excited to read about the stories, to learn how I can strengthen my family, increase my faith, and to learn how to seek those in need. I am thankful that we have been given this wonderful book and for the opportunity that I have to read it.
I hope all of you join me and read this book.
If you don’t have the book yet you can download it online, HERE.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
“We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in Heaven together.”
Lucy Mack Smith, in Daughters in My Kingdom, page 25