Act in Doctrine by David A. Bednar

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What do we do with the truths we know?

Knowledge is important — but it is only part of the equation in our spiritual development. Our happiness in mortality and our progress throughout eternity depend on our learning to “act in doctrine,” to live as we know we should live.

In Act in Doctrine, Elder David A. Bednar shares key insights to help close the gap between what we know and how we act. “The essential first step in reducing the disparity between gospel knowledge and righteous behavior is learning about and emulating the character of Christ,” he writes.

As we turn from self to to the Savior, we become better able to understand respond to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Obedience becomes “the sweet fruit of honoring covenant responsibilities — not merely a chore or an option to be performed based upon circumstances or convenience.” This is a stirring invitation to all of us to learn, ponder, and Act in Doctrine.


  • Chapter One - Acting in Doctrine and the Character of Christ


  • Chapter Two - Acting in Doctrine and Moral Agency


  • Chapter Three - Acting in Doctrine and Conversion unto the Lord


  • Chapter Four - Acting in Doctrine and the Role of a Teacher
  • Features extra-wide margins for recording thoughts and invites readers to ask, ponder, and then apply what they are learning.
  • Links throughout the book lead to teaching moments on the DVD, which includes a Q&A session and an exclusive interview with Elder and Sister Bednar.
  • Available as an enhanced ebook with embedded video content (features on our free Deseret Bookshelf app), and as a standard ebook on other e-readers.
Pages 176
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