Church News staff writer
Published: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010Ensign and Liahona magazines subscribers soon will be greeted with something special in their mailboxes. In place of the regular October edition of either magazine, they will receive a new, updated version of the booklet "Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
The 81-page, full-color publication includes updated photos of many of the Church's existing temples, plus doctrinal articles by President Thomas S. Monson and other Church leaders present and past.
"The booklet was out of print in some languages, and members were asking how they could get a copy," the message explains. "Rather than reprint a booklet that did not contain a message from President Thomas S. Monson and ignored the scores of temples that have been built since the last edition was printed, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles approved the creation of an updated edition."
The updated booklet will reach Church members simultaneously in 45 languages, Elder Kikuchi said. After it has been mailed out, it will be available for purchase from LDS distribution centers.
A children's section has been revised to make it more interactive and easier for children to read, and a youth section has been revised to make it more engaging. A list of "Commonly Asked Questions" has been updated.
Asked how Church members might best use the new booklet, Elder Kikuchi, who served as president of the Tokyo Japan Temple from 1994 to 1997 had several suggestions:
"For Church members, for children, for youth and for those not of our faith, this is a great product," he said. "I can say that as you read it, you feel the warmth of the Spirit."
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