More than 50 discourses given by Latter-day Saint women over 185 years are now available online for free. The book At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women is now available in the following formats:
- Gospel Library app in the Church History section
- Printed book available at Amazon, Deseret Book, store.lds.org, and LDSbookstore.com
The talks were compiled by Church Historian’s Press, an imprint of the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a year ago.
The book showcases 54 speeches given by Mormon women since the founding of the Church. The talks focus on doctrinal themes and were selected from every decade from 1831 to 2016.
The editors gathered the early talks by digging through old Relief Society minute books, newspapers, magazines, journals, conference reports and other resources.
Speakers include Emma Hale Smith, wife of Church prophet and founder Joseph Smith, as well as his mother, Lucy Mack Smith, who led the Saints from New York to Ohio. Other prominent pioneer women featured are Elizabeth Ann Whitney and Eliza R. Snow. It also includes speeches from women from South Africa and West Africa.
Discourses from contemporary women leaders include Belle Spafford, Ardeth Kapp, Elaine Jack, Chieko Okazaki, Julie Beck, Bonnie Parkin, Sheri Dew, Virginia Pearce, and Linda Burton.
In addition to the text, 22 original audio recordings let you hear the talks. Spanish and Portuguese translations will be available later this summer.
Learn more in the article “Selected Discourses by Mormon Women Available Online.”