October LDS nonfiction releases include titles on Christmas, the First Vision, temples, good men, and origami

October Radiant releasesIf you’re looking for role models of good men, how to fold Mormon-themed origami, a synchronized account of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, insight into the temple, or Christmas-themed titles, you’ve come to the right place!

Each of this month’s titles release on Oct. 14 and will be available in bookstores and from online retailers.

What-Good-Men-DoWhat Good Men Do” by David S. Baxter

From slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce to Olympic gold medalist Eric Liddell, great men throughout history have left an example for us to look to. Elder David S. Baxter takes a closer look at the characteristics and attributes of good men so that you can apply them too. He acknowledges that there are no perfect men, but the works and attributes of good men have profound effects. There is no end to the good that a man can do!

Temples: Sacred Symbolism, Eternal BlessingsTemples_2x3_web
by David J. Ridges

Modern temples aren’t just pretty white buildings—they are Heavenly Father’s classrooms. When we enter His holy house, the Lord teaches us through symbols so we can understand and retain more of the sacred instruction provided there. In this book, David J. Ridges not only helps us find these symbols within temple walls, but he brings to light profound symbolism as found in ancient Israel’s tabernacle worship and elsewhere in scripture. As you understand the symbols explained in this book, your experience will be redefined with deeper meaning.

Stars,-Stockings-&-Shepherds_2x3Stars, Stockings, and Shepherds:
Discover the Meaning of Christmas Symbols
by Shersta Chabot

Do you know the symbolism behind evergreens, sheep, or the color red? This adorably illustrated picture book teaches the meanings behind 24 Christmastime objects and is the perfect gift for any children, parents, or grandparents on your list. Make your family’s holiday season one to remember with this inspiring reminder of the gospel roots behind our treasured Christmas traditions.

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Enhancing the Holidays in the Real World
by Linda Hoffman Kimball

If the holiday rush has you feeling like you’ve been run over by a reindeer, this is the book for you! Linda Hoffman Kimball presents a compilation of heartfelt and humorous stories and ideas that help families refocus on the sacredness of the season. Discover unique traditions, fresh ideas, practical tips, and spiritual insights so that your family can get back on track.

More-Mormon-Origami_2x3More Mormon Origami” by Todd Huisken

Make more than President Uchtdorf’s airplanes out of the sacrament programs; now, your kids can fold the gold plates, a pioneer dress, or the Salt Lake Tabernacle! As you develop the unique skill of creating these simple-to-intermediate origami designs, you will find opportunities to use them with all ages for lessons, activities, crafting, and everyday fun!

The First Vision: A Harmonization of First-Vision_2x3_web
Ten Accounts from the Sacred Grove
by Matthew B. Christensen

Besides the account of the First Vision as told in Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith himself wrote or dictated at least three other accounts of the event. Matthew Christensen compiles Joseph’s accounts with those from his contemporaries into one narrative. Gain fresh insight into this most important of events with this beautifully designed and illustrated keepsake.