Using True to the Faith

“Using True to the Faith,” Ensign, Dec. 2012, 73

Using True to the Faith

Marilynne Linford, Utah, USA

True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference (item no. 36863) has been an invaluable resource for our family to learn the gospel together. For Christmas a few years ago, my husband and I gave a copy to each family member, from our oldest child to our youngest grandchild. We then used it as the basis for family home evenings with our extended family.

During the first lesson we introduced the book and got acquainted with it by playing a game we called “True to the Faith Chase.” Since the book is arranged alphabetically by topic from Aaronic Priesthood to Zion, someone would call out a topic and family members would see how fast they could turn to that page. The winner would call out the next word.

On Easter we asked everyone to find something in True to the Faith about Jesus Christ to share, and at Thanksgiving the assignment was to find something each person was thankful for.

We have also played “Name that Topic.” In this game, someone reads a paragraph from the book, ending with, “True to the Faith.” Then family members try to guess the topic. If no one can figure it out, the person reads on until someone knows the answer. Whoever gives the first correct answer leads out next.

We have found many uses for True to the Faith and believe it can help nurture families in gospel learning.

Illustration by Beth Whittaker