Need a Good Story? Use Gospel Library’s New “Stories” Feature

Contributed By Brother Tad R. Callister, Brother Devin G. Durrant, Brother Brian K. Ashton

  • 28 May 2019

“Stories,” a new Gospel Topics feature in Gospel Library, is a helpful teaching aid.

Article Highlights

  • In Gospel Library, many Gospel Topics now include stories—a helpful teaching aid.

Can we tell you a secret? Normally, if we shared a secret, we would ask you not to tell anyone. But in this case, we are going to do just the opposite. Please tell our secret to everyone you can.

This particular information is a secret only because very few people know about it. It is a hidden treasure. We hope that fact is about to change. So we are asking you to help us transform this secret treasure into a well-known and oft-used teaching tool.

Here’s the secret—StoriesStories is a newly added section in Gospel Topics in the Gospel Library. It is a bit difficult to find, like most hidden treasures, but once you discover it, you will return to it often.

Let us show you how to access this resource. Open the Gospel Library app and choose Topics and then Gospel Topics. Then choose a topic you are interested in. Let’s choose Temples this time. Now scroll toward the bottom of the topic. Just before you hit the bottom, you will see the Stories section. Three stories are listed. The first is by Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Let’s look at his inspirational talk titled “Sacred Homes, Sacred Temples.”

As Elder Stevenson’s talk opens up, you will see the highlighted story about “never [being] lost when you can see the temple.” Using Stories is that easy. Let us add a bit of advice. If you haven’t previously downloaded the April 2009 general conference, you will be prompted to do so before you can access Elder Stevenson’s story.

Screenshot of the new resource found in the Gospel Topics tab in the Gospel Library.

So the next time you need an inspiring story to invite the Spirit to your lesson or to edify your personal or family study, go to the Stories section of the topic you are teaching or studying.

The secret is out. Enjoy this wonderful new hidden treasure in Gospel Topics.

—This article was written prior to Brother Callister, Brother Durrant and Brother Ashton being released as the Sunday School General Presidency in April 2019 general conference.