There are a handful of books that it seems like EVERY Mormon has read. Then there are a few that I think every Mormon should. Below is the full list of books that Mormons read and a few more that they should.
- The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister - This book about Christ’s Atonement is in-depth and references scripture constantly. Callister provides an all-encompassing view of the Atonement and how we can apply it to our lives.
- Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage - This is a HUGE book that I must admit I haven’t finished yet. Talmage’s “doctrine” on Christ’s life and divinity is a subject of much controversy and debate, but this book offers fascinating and thoughtful perspectives on Jesus Christ.
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis - This book about a devil’s quest to tempt a righteous man is a thought-provoking narrative revealing much about human nature and about our abilities (or inabilities) to guard against evil.
- Women at Church by Neylan McBaine - I’ve written quite a bit about this book, but I can’t discuss it enough. McBaine highlights important current gender issues in the LDS church and some practical solutions for individuals who are looking for change. She also offers understanding for individuals who don’t understand the need for these changes.
- Letters to a Young Mormon by Adam S. Miller - This short and succinct book is meant for LDS youth, but it’s an excellent resource for anyone. Miller’s essays on various religious subjects are encouraging and thoughtful. Any LDS youth with questions or concerns will benefit greatly from this short and accessible book.
What books would you add to this list? Which books from this list have you read?