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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Containing the Revelations Given to Joseph Smith ... with Some Addition

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Published January 12th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published August 17th 1835)
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The Doctrine and Covenants are an interesting and different compilation of Mormon writings in that they are a compilation of new and continuously evolving revelations directly from Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith (except for the last few) rather than a translation of ancient gold plates such as the Book of Mormon some of the writings found in the Pearl of Great Price.

The outset of the Doctrine and Covenants declares that the church, which a future revelation would rename to the Church of Jesus Chr
I first read this all the way on my own my senior year of high school when we were studying it in seminary. The interesting thing about all the scriptures is that no matter which prophet is recording the history of God's people, or the revelations of God - when the Lord speaks, it is the same 'voice'. So to me, this book of scripture is strong evidence of Joseph Smith's divine calling as a prophet of God.
To add to this testimony, my great-grandmother lived in Tasmania, Australia and was away at
Wayne Goodworth
Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of reading the Doctrine and Covenants is the fact, that it is a book full of revelations. I believe that God reveals his will to people today, as he did in ages past. "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" (Old Testament, Amos, Chapter 3:7). I believe that we should seek The Lord's will in our own lives, and I believe that he will guide and help us through personal revelation. One major reason I enjoy r ...more
Apr 13, 2011 Marissa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I decided to read this book again, since it had been about 15 years. It was a great reminder to me of all the sacrifices Joseph Smith made... for us (everyone). He had such a great relationship with God, and though he wasn't perfect, he was close to it. His life is a testament that Jesus lives and restored the fullness of the gospel back in the 19th century. If it weren't true, there's no way Joseph would've gone through everything he did, put his family through everything they went through, mai ...more
read it ! this book is true and i will testify it. my testimony regarding this book is true for i know and i believe that this is a real word of God. the resurrection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
It seems odd to rate a set of scripture. We were reading this as a family to go along with the year's Sunday school study. I found it amazingly difficult at times to read out loud and other family members had the same problem. It just twisted my tongue up at times. The D&C has some great sections that I don't even remember reading before, even though I have read it all at one time or another. Section 134 on government seemed very important in today's climate. There are a few sections that I ...more
Tanya W
This is a book of scripture revealed through the prophet called to restore the Church of Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith. The revelations are the words of Jesus Christ. In most case there is a background to each section and it is addressed to a particular individual, but many of the sections and verses have application to all of us. Like all books of holy scripture, this one has it's verses that might seem boring or not particularly relevant to us. But this has so many verses that are personally very ...more
This is a book I hope I will never take off my in-read shelf, as every time I dip into it I am electrified. It is an unorthodox book by any account in that, rather than being authored by Joseph Smith or any mortal, it claims to contain direct communication from God, that which He wills for mortals on earth to hear.
I love the D&C. I find it very scary. But it teaches me so much. I always learn so much every time I read it. Joseph Smith was the most amazing man. I have a testimony of his prophecy. I know he received the writings in the D&C as revelation for our day. I need to do so much to be more spiritually prepared.
Perhaps the book of greatest significance written in our era, for our era. Impossible to describe the full significance of the power of its doctrines upon my life. A must-read for any modern follower of Christ.
Diane Mueller
I read this right after I had read the Book of Mormon for the first time. I didn't fully understand it at the time but as I continued to reread it through the years I have found scriptures that reach out and touch me.
Some nice thoughts. I have always struggled to understand that role that it ultimately plays in the LDS faith. Is it just advice or is it gospel law?
In some ways it takes more to believe in the words of a prophet in our time, as opposed to giving credence to the words of ancient prophets. I am so glad that I was introduced to the Doctrine and Covenants at a tender age when the idea of doubt had not yet been considered in my mind. I am grateful for the instruction and counsel in its pages and the small, but distinct characteristics and whisperings of phrases that speak truth to my heart and give me strength in hard times. It seems that hard t ...more
This is a very complicated book, that like Paul's epistles you need to take with a grain of salt. This is because so much of it was written for other people. However, their teachings can still be learned from. I will say that I enjoy that last thirty sections more than the earlier ones. They were more in depth and represented to me Joseph Smith's peak in spiritual growth. This is where the sublime truths of the gospel can overwhelm my understanding. I need to study these more with topic to topic ...more
I've read it before, but this year in Sunday School we're studying it and I plan to follow along with the lessons each week (it's a New Year's resolution). The great thing about this book of scripture is that it was written specifically for our day by living prophets. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, as well as the Pearl of Great Price were all written by ancient prophets for their people at their time. Yes, there are lessons for us that can benefit our lives today, here and now, in these ...more
It is more understandable than the Bible but it still has parts I don't understand. They are events and people I don't relate to as they are of a different age than my own. It is not a fault of the book but my own, needing to become more familiar with my own history.
I glory in the efforts put forth by the early members of the Church to establish said church and to go on despite persecutions which were very severe. Many of these were my forbears. Thanks go to them for the excellent conditions we
I am more convinced than ever that this is a true book and that the revelations contained or described (as especially in the the cases of the Kirtland temple dedication and both Official Declarations) herein are actually from God. Jesus Christ is at the helm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and He wants people to read this book and learn of it from Him!
Neck-deep in hokey, but if you're interested in learning how Joseph Smith interacted with his followers, you'll have to wade through it. Much like flipping through a catalog of wartime propaganda posters. Note the chapters come in no particular order--not thematic, not chronological. But there is a chronological index, and plenty of outside reference material for context.
Lawrence Stone
Great book. This was my fourth time reading it and you can always find something new. Use the foot notes while you read to study and learn more in depth what is being talked about. Also, knowing the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will help so you know what was going on when they were written.
woo hoo! Finished reading the Doctrine and Covenants tonight as a family. For me I enjoyed relearning how much of our doctrine has been established from the very beginning of the Church's organization, and how additional modern revelation has helped guide us along the way.
I just finished reading this book. It was wonderful! It was nice because I felt like I was receiving knowledge that I could to relate to. This book is overlooked quite a bit in the LDS religion, but it is still a very important book to read. Everyone should read it.
The Doctrine & Covenants is not as easy to read as the Book of Mormon, but I am finding so much more to it now that I'm using the book "Making Sense of the Doctrine & Covenants". I love church history & the people involved in helping Joseph Smith restore the gospel.
This was my first time reading it cover to cover. I learned so much from this book and appreciate and love it more than I ever have before. It's also increased my desire to learn more about the early saints, especially those mentioned by name within each section.
Ernie Dawson
It will probably take an entire millennium to digest the truths of this book. President Benson referred to it as the Capstone of our religion. Many LDS fail to appreciate this great book. Joseph Smith said that there were "no mistakes in the revelations"
Found out that Presbyterians are the only religion mentioned specifically as being wrong! Cool. Also learned that protestant churches are "dead branches off a dead tree" and the R.C. Church is the "whore of the world" or some such nonsense.
Mar 08, 2009 Banana marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is another LDS book that I'll never be done reading. I'm just gonna read it over and over and over again. I'm planning on reading it right after I finish the Book of Mormon.

A predecessor to L Ron Hubbard in creating a religion. Smith created Mormonism, Hubbard created Scientology.

If you want to get really rich create a religion.
Vou Fitisemanu
Recently I have finished this book and overall I thought it was pretty good. The main character is Joseph Smith and the book is his life's story. Starts about when he is at the young age of 14 years old to when he dies at age 38. He develops so much in becoming a man and for fighting for what he believes in. Fighting through persecution and struggles, he tries to lead the saints to a peaceful place where they can worship in peace. Being forced out of his own home, tared and feathered, and having ...more
I know these scriptures are true, and am grateful for modern-day revelation and guidance from our Heavenly Father.
I loved this book. It is really cool if you learn or already know about what is happening outside the book at the time. It is cool to think about where the dialog came from and how the book was written. If you haven't already read this book read it! If you have only read the book of mormon, then you need to read this as well because it has some great things about church history. If you look in to what was going on at the time of each chapter, you will love it even more. It is a book that can be ...more
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