“Using Preach My Gospel in Scripture Study,” Ensign, Dec. 2009, 18–19
“I use Preach My Gospel during my personal scripture study,” says Anne Tanner, a returned missionary from the Portugal Porto Mission. “It has helped me focus my efforts in becoming more like the Savior.”
Anne is one of many who have discovered the power of using Preach My Gospel in their personal and family gospel study. Families and individuals, converts and lifelong members can all find helpful ideas in this book.
For example, chapter 2—“How Do I Study Effectively and Prepare to Teach?”—is filled with study ideas. Among the many tools is a section that gives guidelines for marking the scriptures. Another section shares the benefits of pondering what you read. It suggests memorizing your favorite scripture passages and keeping a journal to record what you learn. Reading the scriptures listed on page 18 explains the role of the Holy Ghost in your study of the gospel.
Chapter 3—“What Do I Study and Teach?”—contains the missionary lessons. Parents can use these to help prepare their children for baptism. Youth can study these lessons as they prepare for a mission. Each lesson explains basic gospel concepts. Consider reading the definitions of the words found in “Key Definitions” on page 58.
Chapter 4—“How Do I Recognize and Understand the Spirit?”—can give you a deeper understanding of the Holy Ghost. The promptings of the Holy Ghost can give you insights and increase your testimony.