Using Preach My Gospel in Scripture Study


“I use Preach My Gospel during my personal scripture study,” says Anne Tanner, a returned missionary from the Portugal Porto Mission. “It has helped me focus my efforts in becoming more like the Savior.”

Anne is one of many who have discovered the power of using Preach My Gospel in their personal and family gospel study. Families and individuals, converts and lifelong members can all find helpful ideas in this book.

For example, chapter 2—“How Do I Study Effectively and Prepare to Teach?”—is filled with study ideas. Among the many tools is a section that gives guidelines for marking the scriptures. Another section shares the benefits of pondering what you read. It suggests memorizing your favorite scripture passages and keeping a journal to record what you learn. Reading the scriptures listed on page 18 explains the role of the Holy Ghost in your study of the gospel.

Chapter 3—“What Do I Study and Teach?”—contains the missionary lessons. Parents can use these to help prepare their children for baptism. Youth can study these lessons as they prepare for a mission. Each lesson explains basic gospel concepts. Consider reading the definitions of the words found in “Key Definitions” on page 58.

Chapter 4—“How Do I Recognize and Understand the Spirit?”—can give you a deeper understanding of the Holy Ghost. The promptings of the Holy Ghost can give you insights and increase your testimony.

A Marvelous Study Guide

Elder Erich W. Kopischke

“Our own study of Preach My Gospel will not only help us to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for our missionaries, but it will help us in our own day-to-day life.

“Every member of our family owns a copy of Preach My Gospel. Studying this guide is a great support in developing a strong testimony. It helps us understand fundamental gospel principles.”

Elder Erich W. Kopischke of the Seventy, “Preach My Gospel—the Unifying Tool between Members and Missionaries,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2007, 33–34.

How to Obtain a Copy

Because Preach My Gospel is available in 56 languages, many members throughout the world can use it. You can order a copy from your nearest distribution center or access it online in 43 languages at http://preachmygospel.lds.org. It is also available in MP3 format on that page.

Photography by Craig W. Dimond