Gospel Art Book for teaching, learning
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The Church released a new Gospel Art Book this week. The spiral-bound book will give Latter-day Saints access to 137 color pictures for use in conjunction with the scriptures in gospel teaching and learning.
Replacing the existing Gospel Art Picture Kit, the books will sell for $3.50 per copy, or $30 for a box of 20.
"The Brethren have been very conscious with the pricing of this manual, to try to make it affordable for every single member of the Church to have gospel art in the home," said Mike Madsen, Curriculum Planning and Development specialist.
In an effort to accommodate members of the Church internationally, the Gospel Art Book contains captions and scripture references in eight languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
"The great thing about the Gospel Art Book is that it will get gospel art into the homes of every Latter-day Saint who wants it," Brother Madsen said. "Pictures enhance the ability to understand and learn. People will remember a principle or a doctrine much better when it is presented with a visual, than just by merely speaking. (See also Teaching No Greater Call p. 182)"
Brother Madsen said the uses of the Gospel Art Book are endless.
"These pictures complement lessons from Sunday School class to Primary Sharing Time. They can be used in family home evening, personal scripture study, missionary work and home or visiting teaching," he said.
"As a parent, I would never try teaching a child without some sort of visual, because it will help tie a principle or a doctrine to an image in their mind, which will increase their ability to remember, and increase their ability to understand."
Information for purchasing The Gospel Art Book can be found on LDS.org; the book is available also at LDS Distribution Services.