One book that really educated me in religion was Cleon Skousen's THE FIRST 2000 YEARS. It was a great education on biblical writings of the Old Testament and one that I would refer to several times, giving answers to many scriptural questions and insights into the history of the ancient biblical texts and world. Dad and I read it together while in Mexico and went on to read the 3RD THOUSAND YEARS. Reading these books not only brought the ancient world alive to me and helped me in my desire to strengthen my testimony concerning the writings of the prophets of old. I look forward to continuing my religious education by reading the 4TH THOUSAND YEARS when we get home from China.
I will confess, I did not read all of JESUS THE CHRIST by James E. Talmage. I started to read it and then Cody loaned me his book on tape to finish it as I drove to John's Birthday Celebration in April of 2013. What an Amazing study of the Savior, his life and teachings. I am convinced now that I need to go back and read the tome so I can study the footnotes and the information contained therein.