Topical List of Best Books to Re-Read Through Life


Religious Doctrine
Life of Joseph Smith
Religion Manuals
Religion & Temples in Antiquity
End Times Prophecy
Marriage & Parenting
From the Reformation
Classical Literature


-The Holy Bible
-The Book of Mormon
-The Doctrine and Covenants
-The Pearl of Great Price

-Semi-Annual General Conference

Religious Doctrine:

-Lectures on faith by Joseph Smith
-Teachings of the prophet Joseph Smith
-Doctrines of Salvation by Joseph Fielding smith
-Jesus the Christ by James E Talmage
-Discourses of brigham young
-The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W Kimball
-Faith peceeds the miracle by Spencer W Kimball
-The Messiah series by bruce R mcconkie
-Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R Mcconkie
-Approaching Zion by high Nibley
-Autobiography of Parly P Pratt
-Life everlasting by Duane S Crowther
-The Lord’s way by Dallin H Oaks
-Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints by High Nibley
-Doctrines of the Kingdom series by hyrum andrus
-BH Roberts Defender of the Faith by Truman G Madsen
-The Infinite Atonement by Ted R Callister
-Angels by Donald Parry
-Echos and Evidences of The Book of Mormon by Donald Parry
-Life of Wilford Woodruff

Autobiography of BH Roberts
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

History of the Saints

Life of Joseph Smith:

-They Knew the Prophet by Hyrum Andrus
-History of the Church by Joseph Smith
-The Life of Joseph Smith the Prophet by George Q Cannon
-Lucy Mack Smith book on Joseph Smith

Religion Manuals:

-Preach My Gospel Guide to Missionary Service
-Institute Manuals on the standard works, marriage, parenting, finance, industry, doctrines of the gospel, teachings of the living prophets, etc.
-Gospel Principals Manual

Religion & Temples in Antiquity

-The World and the Prophets by Hugh Nibley
-The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri by hugh Nibley
-Temples of the Ancient World by Donald Parry

End Time Prophecy:

-Signs of the Times by Joseph Fielding Smith
-Prophecy Key to the Future by Duane S Crowther
-The Millennial Messiah by Bruce R. McConkie
-Coming of the Lord by Gerald Lund (a new version just came out)
-As a Thief in the Night by Roger K Young
-Understanding the Signs of the Times by Donald Parry

Marriage & Parenting:

-Positive parenting by Glenn Letham
-Strengthening Marriages and Families: Proclamation Principles and Research Perspectives
-Stand for Family by Sharon Slater
-Women and the Priesthood by Rodney Turner
Teaching Self-Government by Nicholeen Peck (uses Joseph Smith principles and applies them to parenting)

The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment by Lisa Qualls and Dr. Karyn Purvis

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, et al.

-John Gottman, a renowned researcher of marriage relationships & parenting, has written many books.

-The Nurtured Heart Approach ?
-A House United ?

-The Choice/ Principles of Leadership ?

-The Child Whisperer by Carol Tuttle ?
-Papa married a Mormon ?


-Joseph Smith America’s Greatest Educator
-Revealed Educational Principles by Jack Monnett
-The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thompson Iserbyt
-Child Abuse in the Classroom by Phyllis Shlafley
-Teach Ye Diligently by Boyd K Packer


-Founding US documents
-The Federalist Papers
-The Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen
-Tragedy and Hope by Carol Quigley
-1984 by George Orwell
-Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
-Principles of freedom and national survival
-Lessons on liberty by Brian Mecham
-The American Covenant series by Timothy Ballard
-To Preserve the Nation by Scott Bradley
-The Great and Abominable Church of the Devil by H Verlan Andersen
-Prophecies and Promises by Porter and Meldrum
-The Majesty of God’s Law by Cleon Skousen
-The Making of America by Cleon Skousen
-The Real Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin series by Parry, Allison, & Skousen
-The 5000 Year Leap by Cleon Skousen
-The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents series by Schweikart & Heyward
-Everything written by Ezra Taft Benson
– Montesquieu (inspired the founding fathers)

-Locke (inspired the founding fathers)

-Hobbes (inspired the founding fathers)

-The Magna Carta (inspired the founding fathers since that was the first known constitutional document written)


-Hiding in Plain Sight by Ken Bowers
-None Dare Call it Conspiracy by Gary Allen
-Awakening to our Awful Situation series by Jack Monnett


-Empires that Shook the World by Andrew Taylor
-The King fisher Illustrated History of the World
-Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

-Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington ?

-History of the Saints

-Foxes Book of the Martyrs

-The History of Christianity

-books by Erik Larson for supplemental history such as Devil in the White City ?
– American History Stories you never read in school … But should have. By Mara L. Pratt Vol. 1&2 ?

-Politically Incorrect Guide Series



-Capitalism by Ayn Rand

From the Reformation:

-Foxes book of the martyrs
-History of the Christian Church by Samuel Cheetham

Classic Literature

-Divina Comedia by Dante
-Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
-Odyssey by Homer
-Aeneid by Virgil
-The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumont

-Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
-Emma by Jane Austen
-Persuasion by Jane Austen
-Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

-Candide by Virgil

-Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
-Bleak House by Charles Dickens
-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
-Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
-Davy Copperfield by Charles Dickens

-Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
-Mid Summer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare
-Hamlet by William Shakespeare
-Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

-King Lear by William Shakespeare

-The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

-Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

-Little Britches Series ?

-The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

-Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (great story of redemption, a man who choses righteousness despite persecution)

-The Portrait Dorian gray (great story of why to not be a narcissist)
-The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (great story of why to not abuse substance)
-Faust by Goethe (2 Vols.)


-Sherlock Holmes?

-Beau Geste?

-To Kill a Mockingbird?

-Little Women

-HG Wells sci-fi ?

-Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

-War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy

-The Pilgrim’s Progress


-Robert Frost
-LDS Best Loved Poetry book

-Keats ?

-Milton ?

-EE Cummings ?

-1828 Webster’s Dictionary (has original words that are not listed today. Useful in understanding literature. It is more comprehensive as well.)


-Universal Model textbook series by Dean Sessions
-Using the Book of Mormon to Combat Falsehoods in Evolution by Clark A Peterson
-Mathematicians are people too (2 vols) ?
-The fallacy detective (a logic book) ?
-The eternal argument for literature ?
-The story of mathematics ?


-Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman
-How to not die by Michael Gregor
-Voices of the Food Revolution by Robbins
-The China Study by Campbell
-Is There Any Sick Among You? By LeDean Griffin


-Spiritual Exodus by Mark Butler
-Turning Freud Upside Down by BYU Studies


-Classics of Western Philosophy edited by Steven M. Cahn
-The Story of Philosophy by Will Durrant

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