A REFERENCE TO THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Some citations may use abbreviations as designated in (parenthesis) below.
The Holy Bible—King James Version (KJV)
Also known as the Authorized Version. An English translation of the 39 Hebrew and Aramaic Old Testament books, and the 27 Greek New Testament books, commissioned by King James I of England.
View of the Hebrews
First and second editions, by Ethan Smith.
Book of Mormon (BM)
Original edition, by Joseph Smith.content
|1830 - 1833||
Also known as the Joseph Smith Translation (JST). A revision and retranslation of the King James Version, by Joseph Smith.
|1830 - present||
Minutes and discourses of the church’s semiannual general conferences. Many of these discourses are also collected in the Journal of Discourses.
A History of the life of Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith’s earliest history, written in his own hand. Also known as “History, circa Summer 1832”.
|1832 - 1834||
Evening and Morning Star
Official church periodical. Replaced by Messenger and Advocate.
|1832 - 1844||
Joseph Smith’s journals
The personal journals of Joseph Smith, from 1832-1844.
Book of Commandments
A collection of revelations by Joseph Smith. Renamed Doctrine and Covenants in 1835.
|1834 - 1837||
Messenger and Advocate
Official church periodical. Replaced by Elders’ Journal.
Doctrine and Covenants (D&C)
A collection of doctrinal lectures and revelations by Joseph Smith. Formerly named Book of Commandments in 1833.
|1835 - 1921||
Lectures on Faith
Seven lectures published as the doctrine portion of the Doctrine and Covenants. Removed in 1921.
|1837 - 1838||
Office church periodical. Replaced by Times and Seasons.
|1839 - 1846||
Times and Seasons
Official church periodical.
|1839 - 1856||
History of the Church
A six-volume compilation edited by Mormon Seventy and Church Historian B. H. Roberts.
|1840 - 1970||
Official church periodical. Replaced by Ensign in 1970.
Book of Abraham
A translation of Abraham’s handwriting on Egyptian papyri, by Joseph Smith. Canonized in the Pearl of Great Price in 1880.
|1844 - 1845||
Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith
By Lucy Mack Smith (Joseph’s mother). Published in 1853.
|1854 - 1886||
Journal of Discourses
A collection of 1,438 public discourses given by 55 General Authorities. Considered canon by many General Authorities.
|1866 - 1929||
The Juvenile Instructor
Official church Sunday School periodical.
Pearl of Great Price
Contains the Book of Abraham, excerpts from the Inspired Version of the Bible (Genesis and Matthew), Joseph Smith—History, and the Articles of Faith.
An Address to all Believers in Christ
By David Whitmer, President of the Missouri church and Book of Mormon witness.
|1922 - 1927||
Studies of the Book of Mormon
By B. H. Roberts, Mormon Seventy and Church Historian. Published in 1985.
|1971 - 2020||
Official church periodical. Replaced by Liahona in January 2021.
The official website of the LDS church. Also known as lds.org as the abbreviated name of the same website.