“The release of this book in Spanish and Portuguese will expand the opportunity to learn from unique Latter-day Saint women to millions more members throughout the world,” Mormon Newsroom stated. “The book captures the wisdom, experience and insight from courageous women around the world of various backgrounds and ethnicities.”
According to the Church News, the book features discourses by women in the Church from 1831 to 2016. Edited and compiled by Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook, the book was first published in 2017 and the translations are the first non-English publications by Church Historian’s Press.
“They will see the various ways in which women have spoken, whether that be in a discussion with a Relief Society group, or whether that is at a pulpit, or whether it is an address through a newspaper. … Women had the opportunity to address other women and to address the larger population, to expound and exhort the truth,” Jennifer Reeder stated in the Mormon Newsroom release.
Holbrook also stated in the article that she hopes the compilation will inspire members of the Church to broaden their perspectives and to find new ways to serve others.
“The 53 discourses in this volume can transform the way we see ourselves as Latter-day Saints, can expand the vision we have of how to be good and how to contribute to the world,” she said.
The translated speeches can be found online and in the LDS Gospel Library app in the “Church History” section free of charge. Although the 22 original recordings of the discourses are not currently translated into Spanish and Portuguese, one speech is now available for listening online.