Authors Share “Behind-the-Pulpit” Glimpse at “Meeting” the Women Featured in Book

Contributed By Camille West, LDS.org Church News

  • 29 January 2018

In an article in the February 2018 web and mobile version of the Church magazines, authors of the book At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women offer interesting insights on what it was like to work on the book.

In an article in the February 2018 web and mobile version of the Church magazines, authors of the book At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women offer interesting insights on what it was like to work on the book.

The 452-page book, a diverse collection of 54 discourses given by women in the Church between 1831 and 2016, was published in 2017 by the Church Historian’s Press. (See related story.)

In the digital-only “Meeting the Women behind the Pulpit,” co-editors and Church historians Kate Holbrook and Jenny Reeder describe the challenges and miracles of researching these women, many of whom had been lost to modern memory.

“We felt that the women wanted to be found,” they write. “And we wanted women and men today to feel a fellowship and recognize their responsibility in building the kingdom.”

“Coming to know the authors of these discourses enriched our own ability to meet life’s challenges as we work to do our part in building God’s kingdom,” the authors say.

Each month this year, the Ensign and Liahona will feature excerpts from one of the discourses from the book. Read the articles in print, online, or in the Gospel Library app.

You can also read select chapters and find other highlights online at ChurchHistoriansPress.org.

At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women, published by the Church Historian’s Press.

Kate Holbrook. Photo by Samantha Kelly, Samantha Kelly Photography.

Jenny Reeder. Photo by Melissa Smith.