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1 Counseling with Our Councils (Revised Edition) - Learning to Minister Together in the Church and in the Family

Ballard, M. RussellNew in New Dust Jacket, Deseret Book, 1997, Salt Lake City, UT

Hardcover



Brand New! ; Leaders will call this "The Book for Meetings"In this significant new volume, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles discusses how members of ward and stake councils, as well as parents presiding over family councils, can better make use of the opportunity to counsel together to find solutions to the problems confronting families and individuals today. "No longer, " writes Elder Ballard, "can any one leader, either man or woman-or for that matter, any parent-attempt to provide what is so desperately needed in the lives of our families and Church members. If we are to succeed in leading our Heavenly Father's children toward eternal life, we must counsel together and help each other. " Excerpts from Counciling with Our Councils: Learning to Minister Together in the Church and in the Family One of my main purposes in writing this book is to encourage priesthood leaders to invite the sisters to more fully participate in developing solutions to the difficult problems confronting members of the Church. Too often family councils are held only when the parents feel there are problems-and when parents think they have all the answers. . . . Family rules and procedures are more likely to be accepted and followed if all family members have been given the opportunity to participate in the discussions and agree to the rules. When ward leaders fully utilize the inspired council system and focus the efforts of the quorums and auxiliaries on improving the spiritual and temporal well-being of ward members, miracles happen in the lives of families and individuals. I believe that the day has come when we cannot hope to build the Church and to bring the hearts and souls of our members to Christ without using every resource the Lord has given us to help us take advantage of our opportunities and address the obstacles standing in our way. For example, leaders throughout the Church are greatly concerned about the spiritual maturity of many members. We worry about the inactivity of so many new members of the Church. I believe that the answer to these concerns lies in the proper understanding and use of our councils, particularly the ward council. "In view of the accelerating growth of the Church and the ever-faster unraveling of society's moral and spiritual fabric throughout the world, it is increasingly imperative to empower leaders of stakes, wards, and homes to do whatever it takes, in harmony with gospel principles, to bring people to Christ. Every person and situation is unique in some way. While principles are universally applicable, practices are not. As every parent knows who has tried to rear the second child exactly like the first, what works in one situation may fail in another. The central activity of leadership is teaching-first by example, second by precept. After that, leaders become a source of help as their empowered stewards assume the responsibility and exercise the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with the principles taught, to fulfill the shared vision. The most advanced, universal, and practical leadership philosophy ever put forth was given in this simple statement by the Prophet Joseph Smith: "I teach the people correct principles and they govern themselves" (quoted by John Taylor, in Journal of Discourses, 10: 57-58). Area presidencies are to teach stake presidencies the overall vision, direction, purpose, and correct principles of the Church, and then they are to let stake presidencies govern or manage their stakes. A similar pattern applies to bishops and their wards and to parents and their families. "Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence" (D&C 107: 99). This empowerment process requires leaders to exercise great patience while modeling Christlike behavior; building caring, trusting relationships; setting up clear role and goal expectations; identifying sources of help; and requiring accountability. Generally, Church leaders teach principles, not practices. Inspired stake, ward, and family council members learn to convert principles into appropriate practices through the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. For example, after teaching the principle of daily family prayer, a father may ask, "How and when should our family hold family prayer?" The family may determine to hold family prayer just before the children go to school. This may become a family practice for many years. Later, the family may find it more practical to hold family prayer in conjunction with the evening meal or at bedtime. Practices may change, but fundamental principles and purposes do not change. As leaders work with their councils, careful attention should be given to this admonition from the Lord: "For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; for the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves" (D&C 58: 26-28). When so empowered, council members will become amazingly creative and willing to take the initiative in doing whatever is necessary to accomplish worthy purposes within the guidelines of well-understood principles. ; 6.5" x 9.5"; 208 pages, 

29617

Price: 25.99 USD
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2 Counseling with Our Councils (Revised Edition) - Learning to Minister Together in the Church and in the Family

Ballard, M. RussellNew, Deseret Book, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Paperback



Brand New! %%

; "There is no problem in the family, ward, or stake that cannot be solved if we look for solutions in the Lord's way by counseling—really counseling—with each other."

So teaches Elder M. Russell Ballard, who has long been a champion of the divinely inspired council system. In this newly revised edition of his classic Counseling with Our Councils, which has been updated to reflect the increasing emphasis placed recently on councils in the Church and family, he shows:
how to plan and conduct a truly effective council meeting.
how to make better us of the combined inspiration, wisdom, and experience of all council members, including the unique perspectives of women.
how to utilize the resources of a family, ward, or stake council to help bring people to Christ.

The insights and ideas in this book are an invaluable resource for Church leaders, parents, and anyone who wishes to minister more effectively with others in the Church or in the family. ; 6" x 9"; 191 pages, Revised Edition, 

55469

Price: 17.95 USD
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3 One Drop At a Time

Ballard, M. RussellVery Good in Very Good Dust Jacket, Deseret Book Company, 2013, 

Hardcover



Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Previous owner name inside front cover now blackened out. ; Do you sometimes wonder if your little efforts could possibly make any difference at all? Consider a simple example from nature.

Honey is “one of the foods that includes all the substances— enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water—necessary to sustain life,” writes Elder M. Russell Ballard. And yet, “Over its short lifetime of just a few weeks to four months, a single honeybee’s contribution of honey to its hive is a mere one-twelfth of one teaspoon. Though seemingly insignificant when compared to the total, each bee’s one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey is vital to the life of the hive.”

Your simple, daily acts of service matter, and this charmingly illustrated little book will lift your heart as it demonstrates the power of many righteous people working together to fill the world, one drop at a time, with the sweet truths of the gospel.

; 6" x 7"; 48 pages, 

57136

Price: 7.54 USD
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4 One Drop At a Time

Ballard, M. RussellNew in New Dust Jacket, Deseret Book Company, 2013, 

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book!

; The scriptures proclaim that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Mormon 9:9). In his latest book, Elder M. Russell Ballard attests to the truth of that statement by combining his words with teachings from his grandfathers, Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard. What makes this combination unique is that all three of these men have served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"In preparing this work," writes Elder Ballard, "I have seen anew that the course of the Lord truly i 'one eternal round' (Alma 37:12) and that the doctrine of the gospel is timely and timeless. It is forever relevant to disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."

These never-before-published talks from Elder Ballard, paired with doctrinal statements from his grandfathers, will be a valuable resource for readers and a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

; 6" x 7"; 48 pages, 

57432

Price: 22.99 USD
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5 Our Family Council Journal

Ballard, M. RussellNew, Deseret Book Company, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Paperback



Brand new softcover book!

%% ; Inspired by Elder M. Russell Ballard's counsel for families to conduct regular family councils, this journal can be a helpful tool in making note of items discussed, keeping track of "next steps" and assignments, or simply recording humorous or sweet moments you'll want to remember.

Included is an introduction by Elder Ballard outlining different types and formats for family councils as well as possible discussion topics, a list of suggestions for using the journal, guided journal pages with space for meeting minutes, and extra lined pages for additional notes.

Interspersed with inspirational quotes from Elder Ballard on the importance of families and family councils, this is the perfect gift to keep families motivated.

; 9.40 X 6.70 X 0.50 inches; 176 pages, 

58173

Price: 15.95 USD
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6 When Thou Art Converted - Continuing Our Search for Happiness

Ballard, M. RussellVery Good in Very Good Dust Jacket, Deseret Book, 2001, Salt Lake City, UT

Hardcover



Cover has some light edge and corner wear. ; “Being a Christian, being spiritually born of God, is not a Sunday-only thing,” writes Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Nor is it limited to our service and associations in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

In When Thou Art Converted, Elder Ballard shows us that we manifest our belief in Christ and our acceptance of Him as our Savior by the way we live our lives. The most important way we “stand as witnesses of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places” is in the daily choices we make.

This important volume, a follow-up to the author's well-loved work Our Search for Happiness, gives 11 valuable keys to help us stand as witnesses of God:
Building and strengthening our testimony
Recognizing our eternal identity as a child of God
Cultivating balance
Learning to recognize and respond to the Spirit
Learning the lessons of the past
Standing for truth and righteousness
Serving others
Honoring the priesthood
Honoring womanhood
Following the prophet
Focusing on the family


These keys of discipleship will bless us and others in the search for happiness and peace — a search that becomes ever more rewarding and fulfilling as we endure to the end with those we love, serving the Savior, who loved us first.

; 6.25" x 9.25"; 225 pages, 

38980

Price: 9.00 USD
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7 Yesterday, Today and Forever; Timeless Gospel Messages

Ballard, M. RussellNew in New Dust Jacket, Deseret Book Company, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

Hardcover



Brand new hardcover book!

; The scriptures proclaim that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Mormon 9:9). In his latest book, Elder M. Russell Ballard attests to the truth of that statement by combining his words with teachings from his grandfathers, Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard. What makes this combination unique is that all three of these men have served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"In preparing this work," writes Elder Ballard, "I have seen anew that the course of the Lord truly is 'one eternal round' (Alma 37:12) and that the doctrine of the gospel is timely and timeless. It is forever relevant to disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."

These never-before-published talks from Elder Ballard, paired with doctrinal statements from his grandfathers, will be a valuable resource for readers and a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

; 6.25" x 9.25"; 182 pages, 

57544

Price: 22.99 USD
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