At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

by Jennifer Reeder, Kate and Holbrook


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ISBN-13: 9781629722825
Publisher: Church Historian's Press, The
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 577,036
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Reeder is a nineteenth-century women's history specialist in the LDS Church History Department. She has a PhD in American history from George Mason University and an MA in history, documentary editing, and archival management from New York University, with a BA in humanities and English teaching from BYU. She is originally from Provo, Utah, and served a mission to Catania, Italy. Check out another book coedited by Reeder with Kate Holbrook: At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women (Church Historian's Press, 2017).

Kate Holbrook is a specialist in women's history for the Church History Department.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xiii

Introduction xv

Finding, Selecting, and Presenting the Discourses xxvii

1 Where Is Your Confidence in God? Lucy Mack Smith 3

2 Adam-ondi-Ahman Elizabeth Ann Whitney 7

3 We Are Going to Do Something Extraordinary Emma Hale Smith 11

4 After the Order of Heaven Sarah Cleveland Elizabeth Ann Whitney Presendia Buell Lucy Mack Smith Elizabeth Durfee Eliza R. Snow Patty Sessions 15

5 This Gospel of Glad Tidings to All People Lucy Mack Smith 21

6 Seek to the Lord for Wisdom Phoebe M. Angell 27

7 Thirteenth Ward Relief Society Covenant Matilda Dudley Busby 29

8 We Have Each a Mission to Perform Elicia A. Grist 33

9 God Will Enable Us to Overcome Mary Isabella Home 37

10 Let Us Cultivate Ourselves Eliza R. Snow 41

11 We Serve a Just God Zina D. H. Young 47

12 Be Forbearing and Forgiving Jane H. Neyman 49

13 The Prayer of Faith Drusilla D. Hendricks 51

14 An Elevation So High above the Ordinary Eliza R. Snow 55

15 Our Mission Mary Ann Freeze 61

16 Essay on Faith Mary B. Ferguson 65

17 The Fruits of Our Labor Lillie T. Freeze 69

18 Every Sister Should Come Forward Eliza R. Snow 73

19 The Power of Prayer Ellenor G. Jones 75

20 Prayer Elvira S. Barney 79

21 The School of Experience Mattie Home Tingey 83

22 Our Sixth Sense, or the Sense of Spiritual Understanding Sarah M. Kimball 89

23 Prayer Ann M. Cannon 93

24 We Have Still a Greater Mission Bathsbeba W. Smith 97

25 God Has Revealed It unto Me Rachel H. Leatham 103

26 A Great Locomotive Amelia Flygave 107

27 Knowledge Now Which Is Definite Annie D. Noble 111

28 Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor Emma N. Goddard 115

29 Forgiveness Is like Mercy Jennie Brimhall Knight 121

30 The Value of Faith Amy Brown Lyman 127

31 Sensing Responsibility of Office Lalene H. Hart 131

32 The Religious Crisis of Today Elsie Talmage Brandley 135

33 Prepare Thy Heart Leone O. Jacobs 145

34 Cultivating Life's Eternal Values Mary J. Wilson 149

35 Gaining Knowledge and Intelligence Marianne C. Sharp 155

36 Unto the Least of These Margaret C. Pickering 161

37 Union of Feeling Louise W. Madsen 167

38 My Yoke Is Easy and My Burden Is Light Alice C. Smith 171

39 Relief Society Brings Happiness Lucrecia Sudrez de Juárez 177

40 Latter-day Saint Women in Today's Changing World Belle S. Spafford 183

41 Drifting, Dreaming, Directing Ardeth G. Kapp 193

42 Season of Awakening Elaine A. Cannon 205

43 A Latter-day Saint Theology of Suffering Francine R. Bennion 213

44 The Unknown Treasure Jutta B. Busche 233

45 Get a Life Elaine L. Jack 241

46 Baskets and Bottles Chieko N. Okazaki 253

47 Decisions and Miracles: And Now I See Irina Kratzer 259

48 Knowing Who You Are-and Who You Have Always Been Sheri L. Dew 265

49 With Holiness of Heart Bonnie D. Parkin 277

50 Prayer: A Small and Simple Thing Virginia H. Pearce 283

51 Why We Are Organized into Quorums and Relief Societies Julie B. Beck 295

52 Our Father in Heaven Has a Mission for Us Judy Brummer 309

53 Our Sabbath Day Gifts Linda K. Burton 323

54 Resolving Conflicts Using Gospel Principles Gladys N. Sitati 331

Appendix: Latter-day Saint Women Speakers in General Conference 345

Acknowledgments 353

Notes 355

Index 443

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At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I loved reading and studying the important words of women from our church history and present day. Recently a friend mentioned that she thought it would be wonderful if one year the lesson manual for Relief Society and Priesthood classes was a compilation of talks from the female general auxiliary presidents. I agreed, and soon after I was presented with the opportunity to review this book, which is just what we had been thinking about, but even better since it also includes women who are not well known but have an interesting history and poignant testimony. It strengthened my own testimony to read such a wide variety of talks, rich with gospel principles, gratitude for the Relief Society, and strong examples of enduring and overcoming hardship. Each individual's brief background is set forth before their address and I especially appreciated it for the historical context as well as instilling a feeling of admiration for the woman whose words I was about to read. Each discourse is significant in some way and I felt edified by each. One of my favorites was "An Elevation So High Above the Ordinary" given by Eliza R. Snow in 1872, where she encourages the women in regards to both spiritual and intellectual edification, as well as the necessary development of domestic skills as a foundation for daily life and upon which to build "finer accomplishments". Another that stood out to me was "Drifting, Dreaming, Directing" by Ardeth G. Kapp in 1980 about the importance of standing immovable in matters of principle and making choices based on motivation from a relationship with the Savior and personal revelation, instead of drifting with the crowd, our faithfulness simply based on practices and tradition, existing on "borrowed light". At the Pulpit is an amazing book that is perfect for personal gospel study and as a resource for teaching lessons or devotionals in the home and church. I highly recommend it to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and those who want to learn more about the history and spirituality of Mormon women. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)