Saturday, December 13, 2008
Gifts to Enhance Scripture Study
In all your Christmas shopping you may want to consider picking up a gift or two that will help encourage family and/or personal scripture study in your home. Here is a list of 12 suggestions I have compiled to get you thinking.
1. Scripture markers (or colored pencils) make great stocking stuffers. These erasable ones look good.
2. Bookmarks -- these Seminary ones are my favorite, but you can even buy cute ribbons for your scriptures if that is the way you want to go.
3. Scripture stories retold--the Church has a nice set you can purchase for a very affordable price. They are also available on DVD.
4. A study journal to record thoughts or impressions; or you could opt for these insertable study notes pages instead.
5. Reading charts-- here is a free one you could print out and use.
6. Audio scriptures -- sometimes listening is a great way to get scripture study done!
7. Gospel Art Kit -- many of the pictures have the scripture story verses printed on the back.
8. The Book of Mormon for Latter-Day Saint Families -- this hard-back volume makes a nice gift but is more on the expensive side. It has a lot of pictures and helps the regular scriptures do not have.
9. Preach My Gospel is the standard curriculum for missionaries and has great insights into the scriptures.
10. Scripture stickers provide visual cues to help readers find specific stories or verses. These are helpful for seminary students, especially when they are competing in scripture chases.
11. Commentary books -- David Ridges has a wonderful series out. I own his New Testament ones, which I found very insightful. Another one I want to try out is Unlocking the Book of Mormon.
12. Hymns on CD -- music always helps to bring the spirit!
(Note: I was strongly tempted to include my book in this list, but you all already own it, right? ;-)
Scripture of the Day: Luke 2:16