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This is volume 1 of a 2 volume work. Be sure to add volume 2 to complete the set.
We Believe is a very unique work. There is none like it. It is one of the very few publications in which it can be stated that all the information included in it's pages is considered 'doctrinal' according to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Every declaration and statement in the work are verified through an official reference of the Church. We Believe has become one of the most popular, most quoted works in LDS publishing. It is one of the most frequently studied, reliable, reference sources for Church doctrines and principles. When talks need to be given and lessons presented, it is one of the most commonly used works.
History of We Believe :
We Believe has been in publication for nearly 20 years now and has sold over 70,000 copies. It was first published in 1994 in a single volume of 1208 pages. This first edition included declarations from the Scriptures and latter-day prophets and apostles up to the mid 1980s. When it was first released, the LDS Church placed a copy in every LDS Seminary and Institute worldwide. Since 1994 it has gone through 12 printings. In 2008 it went through a major revision and update in which declaration after the mid-1980s were added as well as many others throughout Church history. Hundreds of new declarations were added which expanded the work to nearly 1,600 pages and forced us to split it into 2 volumes. At this time We Believe was also developed into and eBook for use on computers and mobile devices. The electronic edition has gone through numerous developments and updates to ensure its continued compatibility with the many devices and to provide the best experience for its users. Hundreds have called it One of the Best LDS Reference Works Ever Published! This essential work is a must for every Latter-day Saint. It is especially useful for teachers and speakers, but it also clarifies for the inquisitive what the LDS (Mormon) Church believes.
No Other Book Like It:
Over 900 Gospel Doctrines
- Over 8,500 Doctrinal Statements
- Over 80 Modern Prophets
- Dozens of Ancient Prophets
- 92 Key Topics
- Over 700 Sub-Topics
- Complete Scripture Index to Doctrinal Statements that Reference the Scriptures
Three key criteria have been used in the editing of this work making it a reliable publication:
1. Only declarations from scriptures and latter-day prophets are used. (General and Regional Church authorities who are NOT prophets are not quoted.)
2. Only declarations from official Church publications are used.
3. A doctrine is not included unless three or more distinct doctrinal declarations can be verified.