Updated Temple Booklet Available This Fall

  • 13 August 2010

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  • The booklet contains answers to commonly-asked questions. The information is applicable to all age-groups. The booklet can be a supplement to the Endowed from on High manual.

The booklet Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an updated version of a publication that has been in print for more than 50 years. It began as an issue of the Church magazine Improvement Era in 1955 and later became a separate booklet that has since been updated eight times. The latest version will include new articles and photos and will be published in 45 languages. 

“This booklet could be a wonderful resource for all members,” said Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi of the Seventy. “It is an aid to remembering the sacred temple experience, the associated covenants and blessings, and the individual responsibilities of members to do family history work to identify their ancestors and to provide essential temple ordinances for them by actively participating in temple service.”

Members are encouraged to use the booklet to review doctrines and principles of temple worship and to teach their families about the temple. The booklet contains answers to commonly asked questions to help members who are preparing to attend the temple for the first time. Members are encouraged to share the booklet with friends or family members of other faiths. 

Photo essays in the new booklet highlight Latter-day Saint temples throughout the world. Articles new to this edition of the booklet provide information applicable to all age-groups and include “Blessings of the Temple,” by President Thomas S. Monson, and “Prepare for the Blessings of the Temple,” by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Stake presidents, bishops, and teachers of the temple preparation class may choose to use this booklet as a supplemental resource with Endowed from on High: Temple Preparation Seminar Teacher’s Manual and the booklet Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple

Subscribers to the Liahona and Ensign magazines will receive the updated booklet in place of their regular October 2010 issues. Additional copies of the booklet will be available at Church distribution centers and at ldscatalog.com.