Temple and Family History Resources

"Temple and Family History Resources," A Member’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work: Ordinances and Covenants, (1993), 18


Scriptures

You will gain a deeper understanding of the doctrine and meaning of temple and family history service by prayerfully considering these scriptures:

Doctrine and Covenants 84:4–5; 95:8, 11, 13–17; 105:33; 109; 110; 124:26–44, 55; 127:5–10; 128; 131:2–4; 132:6–33; 137; 138

Malachi 3:1; 4:5–6 (see also 3 Nephi 25:5–6; Doctrine and Covenants 2; 110:13–16; Joseph Smith—History 1:36–39)

Additional references are identified in the Topical Guide of the LDS edition of the King James Bible under headings such as “Endowment, Endow”; “Genealogy and Temple Work”; “House”; “Marriage, Celestial”; “Salvation for the Dead”; and “Temple.”

Books and Pamphlets

The Holy Temple (pamphlet, 30959) by Boyd K. Packer; a book by the same title is also available (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980)

The House of the Lord, by James E. Talmage, rev. ed. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1976)

Temple Preparation Seminar Discussions (31181)

Temples (booklet, 31138)

Videocassette

The Mountain of the Lord (VHS 53300)

General Conference Addresses

“Covenants,” Boyd K. Packer, in Conference Report, Apr. 1987, pp. 24–28; or Ensign, May 1987, pp. 22–25

“Keeping the Temple Holy,” Gordon B. Hinckley, in Conference Report, Apr. 1990, pp. 65–69; or Ensign, May 1990, pp. 49–52

“Personal Temple Worship,” David B. Haight, in Conference Report, Apr. 1993, pp. 28–32; or Ensign, May 1993, pp. 23–25

“The Redemption of the Dead,” Boyd K. Packer, in Conference Report, Oct. 1975, pp. 145–49; or Ensign, Nov. 1975, pp. 97–99

“Redemption: The Harvest of Love,” Richard G. Scott, in Conference Report, Oct. 1990, pp. 3–7; or Ensign, Nov. 1990, pp. 5–7

“The Temple of the Lord,” Thomas S. Monson, in Conference Report, Apr. 1993, pp. 3–4; or Ensign, May 1993, pp. 4–5

“The Temple, the Priesthood,” Boyd K. Packer, in Conference Report, Apr. 1993, pp. 21–25; or Ensign, May 1993, pp. 18–21

“Temples and Work Therein,” David B. Haight, in Conference Report, Oct. 1990, pp. 73–77; or Ensign, Nov. 1990, pp. 59–61

“This Peaceful House of God,” Gordon B. Hinckley, in Conference Report, Apr. 1993, pp. 88–93; or Ensign, May 1993, pp. 72–75