AS SISTERS IN ZION: Three Must-Reads by Latter-day Saint Women

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Many women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) are starting to share their lives and stories in uplifting, courageous and strengthening ways. Here we highlight three wonderful collections and reflections that will help you get to know women from all over the world and all walks of life. 1xbet موقع

  1. “Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact” – Neylan McBaine 
  2. “A Place to Belong: Reflections from Modern Latter-day Saint Women” – Hollie Rhees Fluhman & Camille Fronk Olson 
  3. “The LDS Women Project”


1. Women at Church (Neylan McBaine) 

In her 2014 book, Women at Church – Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact, New York-raised Neylan McBaine shares from her well of insights on increasing the inclusion of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book was a product of hundreds of interviews McBaine conducted through the Mormon Women Project (see below). It brings to light, in a sensitive yet bold manner, “those who feel unseen, unheard, and unused” and then goes on to guide the reader through concrete and practical steps that can be taken to make the Church a more inclusive place for women. Much has been said about the experiences of women at Church over the past few years, but few writers, if any, have captured the unique challenges associated with it and wrapped them in constructive ideas as McBaine does. This is a book for men and women, leaders and laypeople. If you read just one book on women at Church, make this the one. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books.


2. A Place to Belong                                                                                                     (edited by Hollie Rhees Fluhman & Camille Fronk Olson)

A Place to Belong – Reflections from Modern Latter-day Saint Women welcomes you into a  community and chorus of beautiful voices belonging to women from around the world. With honesty and vulnerability, 33 women share their thoughts on belonging, faith, and not-so-perfect families in this unique collection. The editors, Fluhman and Olson, hoped to show “​​that there’s more than one way to be a believing and contributing woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” This book proves to be a resounding success on this count. Moreover, they tactfully showcase the duality of tension and complementarity between women’s issues and faith among women in the Church in a way that leaves the reader with greater compassion, understanding and courage. We highly recommend the read and hope to continue to see more diverse and courageous women share their stories in the future! بينجو اون لاين  

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books.


3. The Latter-day Saint Women Project

Originally known as the Mormon Women Project, the (now) LDS Women Project was founded by Neylan McBaine in 2009 to challenge and expand the narrative of the stereotypical woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To date, the LDSWP hosts a library of over 250 interviews with women from around the world, including 30 European women ranging from Portuguese Marina Neto reflecting on racial injustice to Icelandic Sveinbjörg Guðmundsdóttir on translating the Book of Mormon into Icelandic. Beyond interviews, the LDSWP now also offers a series of essays, ready-to-grab posts with quotes by Latter-day Saint women, supplements for Sunday School and much more. العاب استراتيجية اون لاين The LDSWP has created a vast and crucially important living reservoir of faith stories and resources for the Latter-day Saint woman.  

The website is in English with many interviews also available in Spanish. 


Here is a taste of the contemporary voice resources found in our new Resource Library. Soon we will be adding our own storytelling series of women from across Europe to the collection.  For a look at what we’ll be sharing, click here.


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