About GCBC

What is General Conference Book Club
The goal of General Conference Book Club is to read a talk from the most recent General Conference and discuss it together in an online book club.

(If you're not familiar with General Conference or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints you can visit the Church's official pages for more information - here and here)

How do I Join GCBC?
It's really simple! There are two steps to joining and participating in this awesome club!

1.) Read the conference talk that will be announced each week on Sunday
2.) Come back to the blog (at any time) and comment on the GCBC post

Not sure what to say? You can simply say "I read the talk and it was amazing!" or whatever else you want to say about it. Don't feel like you need to say something profound or though provoking. Simply stating you read the talk is good enough. You can go one step further and reply to a comment with something like "Me too!" or "Great insight! I never thought about that before!" or you can get really impressive and write your own dissertation right here in the comments! (no comment length is inordinate for the GCBC posts!) If you feel uncomfortable writing an entire page in the comments, write your own blog post on your own blog and then give us a link in the comments. There are plenty of ways to participate!

That's it! Once you have read the talk and participated in any way in the discussions in the comment section, you have joined the GCBC!

Optional Steps:
1.) Subscribe to the comments (click on the little link below the comment section that says "subscribe to comments")
2.) Come back often during the week (and after the week) and comment and reply - participate in a real discussion
3.) Add the GCBC button to your blog or blog post:
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Why General Conference Book Club?
A fine member of the Church was talking with a neighbor who was not of our faith. When the topic of discussion turned to general conference, the neighbor asked, “You say you have prophets and apostles? And twice a year in a worldwide conference they reveal the word of God?” 
“Absolutely,” the member replied with confidence. 
The neighbor thought about that for a moment. He seemed genuinely interested and then asked, “What did they say in the last general conference?” 
At this point the good member of the Church went from feeling excited about sharing the gospel to feeling embarrassed. Try as he might, he couldn’t think of the details of a single talk. 
His friend found this troubling and said, “You mean to tell me that God speaks to man in our day and you can’t remember what He said?” 
The brother felt humbled by this exchange. He vowed that he would do better to remember the words spoken by the Lord’s servants in general conference.
                           No Ordinary Blessing, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf  

Where did General Conference Book Club come from?
General Conference Book Club is actually the inspired work of Stephanie at Diapers and Divinity. She started the online book club as a way for Latter-day Saints in the online community to share insights about General Conference talks. Due to her recently acquired gainful employment, Stephanie asked me if I would host GCBC here on My Soul Delighteth. Of course I said yes. I love Stephanie, and I love GCBC, and I love General Conference.

What if I missed some of the talks?
Never fear! Back-linking is here! Check out the links below to find the posts from previous GCBC posts.


Week 2 
President Boyd K. Packer watch listen
Week 3
Bishop Dean M. Davies watch listen
Week 4
Elaine S. Dalton watch listen
Week 5
Elder Craig A. Cardon watch listen
Week 6
Elder M. Russell Ballard watch listen
Week 7
President Henry B. Eyring watch listen
Week 8
Elder Richard G. Scott watch listen
Week 9
Elder Quentin L. Cook watch listen
Week 10
Elder Stanley G. Ellis watch listen
Week 11
Elder John B. Dickson watch listen
Week 12
Elder David A. Bednar watch listen
Week 13
Elder Russell M. Nelson watch listen
Week 14
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf watch listen
Week 15
Elder Neil L. Andersen watch listen
Week 16
Rosemary M. Wixom watch listen
Week 17
Elder L. Whitney Clayton watch listen
Week 18
Elder L. Tom Perry watch listen
Week 19
President Thomas S. Monson watch listen
Week 20
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland watch listen
Week 21
Elder Dallin H. Oaks watch listen
Week 22
Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. watch listen
Week 23
Elder Enrique R. Falabella watch listen
Week 24
Elder Erich W. Kopischke watch listen
Week 25
Elder Bruce D. Porter watch listen
Week 26
Elder D. Todd Christofferson watch listen
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