Joseph Smith said that God’s plan of salvation is “one of heaven’s best gifts to mankind.” But how many of us understand the depth and breadth of it completely? And how many of us feel comfortable teaching those eternal truths and doctrines to our families or our classes?

Authors and gospel teachers John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat have teamed up again to lead teenagers, youth leaders, and parents step-by-step through the entire plan of salvation—from our premortal existence to the Final Judgment and our inheritance of glory—by using easy-to-understand language, timely examples, scriptural references, and enlightening quotes from our latter-day prophets and apostles.


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In addition to being a book that teens can pick up and read, each chapter contains an easy-to-follow and easy-to-adapt lesson plan that can assist parents and others in teaching youth the truths of the plan of salvation (click on thumbnail below to enlarge). Chapter also include many frequently asked questions about such topics as:

  • The Premortal Existence
  • The Creation
  • The Fall
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ
  • The Purpose of Life
  • Making Covenants
  • The Second Coming of Christ
  • The Millennium
  • The Spirit World and the Afterlife
  • The Resurrection
  • The Final Judgment
  • And more!!

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The Big Picture provides a clear and concise overview of what has been called the great plan of happiness, of redemption, of mercy—God’s plan of salvation.

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