Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter

Howard W. Hunter (November 14, 1907 – March 3, 1995)

On June 6, 1994, the day after Howard W. Hunter was set apart as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he extended two invitations. Speaking with a tone of gentle encouragement, he said:

“First of all, I would invite all members of the Church to live with ever more attention to the life and example of the Lord Jesus Christ, especially the love and hope and compassion He displayed. I pray that we might treat each other with more kindness, more courtesy, more humility and patience and forgiveness.”1

Encouraging people to follow the Savior’s example had been a focus of President Hunter’s teachings for decades. “Please remember this one thing,” he had said a few years earlier. “If our lives and our faith are centered upon Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right.”

Chapter 1: Jesus Christ- Our only way to Hope and Joy

Chapter 2: My Peace I Give unto You

Chapter 3: Adversity—Part of God’s Plan for Our Eternal Progress

Chapter 4: Help from on High

Chapter 5: Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration

Chapter 6: The Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Chapter 7: Continuous Revelation through Living Prophets

Chapter 8: Taking the Gospel to All the World

Chapter 9: The Law of Tithing

Chapter 10: The Scriptures—The Most Profitable of All Study

Chapter 11: True Greatness

Chapter 12: Come Back and Feast at the Table of the Lord

Chapter 13: The Temple—The Great Symbol of Our Membership

Chapter 14: Hastening Family History and Temple Work

Chapter 15: The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Chapter 16: Marriage—An Eternal Partnership

Chapter 17: Preserve and Protect the Family

Chapter 18: We Believe in Being Honest

Chapter 19: Our Commitment to God

Chapter 20: Walking the Savior’s Path of Charity

Chapter 21: Faith and Testimony

Chapter 22: Teaching the Gospel

Chapter 23: “No Less Serviceable”

Chapter 24: Following the Example of Jesus Christ