Doctrine and Covenants Stories
Doctrine and Covenants Stories
Color illustrations of the Prophet Joseph Smith accompany paraphrased stories and revelations of the early Church and its history.
Chapter 01: Joseph Smith and His Family (1805–1820)
Joseph Smith's family is hardworking, loving, and full of faith. Joseph has an injured leg and has surgery without pain medication.
Chapter 03: The Angel Moroni and the Gold Plates (1823–1827)
The angel Moroni appears to Joseph Smith and tells him about the Book of Mormon written on gold plates in the Hill Cumorah.
Chapter 04: Martin Harris and the Lost Pages (1827–1828)
Martin Harris desires to show 116 translated pages of the Book of Mormon to his family and others.
Chapter 05: Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery (February–April 1829)
Oliver Cowdery helps Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon. The Lord reveals many commandments.
Chapter 06: Joseph and Oliver Are Given the Priesthood: May 1829
Joseph and Oliver have questions about baptism. John the Baptist appears and gives the Aaronic Priesthood to them. They are both baptized.
Chapter 07: Witnesses See the Gold Plates (1829–1830)
Selected witnesses see the gold plates and testify that the plates are real.
Chapter 08: Getting Ready for the Church of Jesus Christ (April 1830)
Joseph receives a revelation about how to organize the true Church. He also learns more about Jesus Christ.
Chapter 09: Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ (6 April 1830)
While in New York, Joseph Smith organizes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Chapter 10: The First Miracle in the Church (April 1830)
Oliver Cowdery teaches and baptizes many people. Newel Knight's testimony is strengthened after trials.
Chapter 11: More People Join the Church: April-June 1830
Many people learn about the Church and are baptized. Wicked men try to prevent the work from progressing, but the Lord protects His people.
Chapter 12: Samuel Smith’s Mission: June 1830
Chapter 13: Joseph and Emma: July 1830
Chapter 14: The Prophet and Revelations for the Church: September 1830
Chapter 15: A Mission to the Lamanites: September 1830
Chapter 16: Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon Learn about Zion: 1830
Chapter 17: The First Bishops of the Church: February and December 1831
Chapter 18: The Law of the Church (9 February 1831)
The Law of the Church: 9 February 1831
Chapter 19: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Chapter 20: Gifts of the Spirit: 8•March 1831
Chapter 21: A Revelation to Settle in Missouri (May–June 1831)
The Lord tells Joseph to lead the people to Missouri to build the city of Zion.
Chapter 22: Saints Begin to Settle in Missouri: July–August 1831
Chapter 23: The Doctrine and Covenants: August–November 1831
Chapter 24: Parents Should Teach Their Children: November 1831
Chapter 25: Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon Go on a Mission (December 1831–January 1832)
Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon go to many towns and declare the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Chapter 26: The Three Kingdoms of Heaven (16 February 1832)
Heavenly Father reveals to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon the places where people go after they are resurrected, called the three kingdoms of glory.
Chapter 27: The Prophet Continues His Work Despite Persecution: March 1832
Chapter 28: The Prophet Joseph Goes to Missouri Again (March–May 1832)
The Lord gives the Saints in Missouri a revelation about how to take care of others.
Chapter 29: A Revelation about the Priesthood (September 1832)
Joseph receives instruction on how to use the power of God.
Chapter 2: Joseph Smith’s First Vision: 1820
Chapter 30: A Revelation about War: 25•December 1832
Chapter 31: The Word of Wisdom: February 1833
Chapter 32: The Church of Jesus Christ in Kirtland: 1833–1834
Chapter 33: A Revelation about Jesus Christ: May 1833
Chapter 34: God Warns the People of Zion: July–August 1833
Chapter 35: The Saints Leave Jackson County, Missouri: September–December 1833
Chapter 36: Zion’s Camp (February–June 1834)
Joseph Smith leads Zion's Camp, a group of men sent to help people in Jackson County.
Chapter 37: Priesthood Leaders: February–March 1835
Chapter 38: The Pearl of Great Price
Chapter 39: The Kirtland Temple Is Dedicated (January–March 1836)
Joseph Smith sees a vision of the celestial kingdom. Many Saints come to the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, and angels appear.
Chapter 40: Visions in the Kirtland Temple: April 1836
Chapter 41: Trouble in Kirtland: 1837–1838
Chapter 42: Far West, Missouri: January–July 1838
Chapter 43: Jesus Christ Names His Church (April 1838)
Jesus Christ names His church "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
Chapter 44: Tithing (July 1838)
The Lord reveals that the Saints should give one-tenth of all they have to the Church.
Chapter 45: More Mobs in Missouri (1838–1839)
Mobs do terrible things to the Saints. They hurt and kill many people. Joseph and others are thrown into prison. Joseph silences the jail guards.
Chapter 46: Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail: November 1838–April 1839
Chapter 47: The Saints Leave Missouri: Winter 1839
Chapter 48: Joseph Smith Asks the President for Help (March–November 1839)
Joseph Smith instructs the Saints to write down the crimes of those who were persecuting them. Joseph takes those letters to the president of the United States. The president does not help the Saints.
Chapter 49: Missionaries in Other Lands: June 1837–October 1841
Chapter 50: The Saints in Nauvoo: January–July 1841
Chapter 51: The First Endowments (May 1842)
The Saints receive a special blessing in the temple called the endowment. They make promises and covenants with God and learn how to return to live with Him.
Chapter 52: The Relief Society (March 1842)
The Relief Society, a women's organization, is formed to help and bless the lives of others. The sisters make clothes for the men working at the temple, take care of the sick, and learn about the gospel.
Chapter 53: Trouble in Nauvoo: May–August 1842
Chapter 54: God and Angels: February–April 1843
Chapter 55: A Revelation about Marriage: July 1843
Chapter 56: More Trouble for the Saints (1843–1844)
Mobs form and persecute the Saints. Enemies start a newspaper with lies about Mormons. Joseph says the Saints will eventually be forced to leave Nauvoo.
Chapter 57: The Prophet Is Killed (June 1844)
Although innocent, Joseph, Hyrum, and others go to Carthage Jail. A mob kills Joseph and Hyrum. They give their lives for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Chapter 58: A New Leader for the Church: July–August 1844
Chapter 59: Endowments Are Performed in the Nauvoo Temple: November 1845–February 1846
Chapter 60: The Saints Leave Nauvoo (September 1845–September 1846)
The Lord chooses Brigham Young to be the leader after Joseph Smith's death. Mobs drive the Saints out of Nauvoo. The Saints travel in very difficult circumstances.
Chapter 61: The Mormon Battalion: June 1846–July 1847
Chapter 62: The Saints Establish Winter Quarters: 1846–1847
Chapter 64: The Saints in the Rocky Mountains: Beginning in July 1847
Chapter 65: The Church of Jesus Christ Today
Introduction: Before the Doctrine and Covenants
The plan of salvation provides a way for God's children to return to live with Him. We learn about this plan through the words of Christ and His prophets.