LDS Church Publications

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon church) has a wide variety of printed materials on gospel study topics and strengthening the family. Many publications are availale in more that 40 languages.

Church Magazines

The Ensign Magazine
The monthly magazine for the English-speaking members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are above 18 years old.

The New Era
The monthly magazine for English-speaking youth of the Church (ages 12-18), their parents, and their Church leaders and teachers.

The Friend
The goal of the Friend is to reach the children (under 12 years old) about the gospel of Jesus Christ while reinforcing the values taught in their homes.

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Other Church Publications

Church News"The Church News is a weekly supplement to the daily Deseret News of Salt Lake City, Utah. It reports the worldwide happenings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."

To subscribe to the Web version of the LDS Church News, go to

The Contributor
"Edited and published independently by Junius F. wells, the founder of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA; renamed young men in 1977), the Contributor (1879-1896) proposed "to represent the Mutual Improvement Associations, and to furnish a publication of peculiar interest to their members and to the mature youth of our people" ("Salutation," p. 12).

The Children's Friend

Conference Reports
"Since 1899, the Church has published official reports of its annual (April) and semiannual (October) General Conferences, commonly called Conference Reports."

"The Church provides a standard set of curricular materials to all of its units throughout the world."

Church Handbook of Instructions
"It is a handbook of Church policy and practices, not doctrine."

"The Bulletin (1980-) constitutes official correspondence from Church headquarters to all general and local-unit Church leaders."

Distribution Centers
"In order to make standardized administrative and teaching materials available to its members, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a system of distribution centers around the world."

Doctrinal Works
"Doctrinal works—that is, periodicals, tracts, and books—have been numerous in the LDS tradition, reflecting the lay character of the ministry, the large corpus of scripture, and continuing concern with right belief as well as right conduct."

The Children's Friend
"Published by the Primary, The Children's Friend was the children's magazine of the Church from 1902 through 1970..... In January 1971, as the Church consolidated its magazines, The Children's Friend was replaced by the Friend magazine, the current publication designed expressly for the children of the Church."

Comprehensive History of the Church
"Intended as a centennial history of the LDS Church (1830-1930), Elder B. H. Roberts's six-volume Comprehensive History of the Church stands as a high point in the publication of Church history to that time." (See Basic Beliefs home page; Church Organization and Priesthood Authority home page)