Have You Seen Our Newest Temple Recommend Holders?

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Devin Justesen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street-tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.

As the Church announced this past Monday that an additional 18 Temples will be reopened for live sealing ordinances, many of us naturally feel an excitement and a longing to visit the Lord's house. The wonderful Spirit that permeates the walls is something many individuals have deeply missed during the spread of COVID-19, which caused the temporary-closures of Temples throughout the world. 

There once was a story a Bishop told about a young boy who lived in a remote area of South America. Sadly, the closest Temple was far too long of a journey for him to take, but when the missionaries would teach him about the blessings of the Temple, he knew one day he would make it there. During one lesson, the two missionaries decided to explain the importance of holding a Temple Recommend. The young boy was astonished when he realized he too could get a Temple Recommend even though it would be quite some time before he could make the journey to his nearest Temple. The idea of simply holding this spiritual passport to enter any Temple throughout the world became something he wanted more than anything else. He walked out of his interview with his Bishop with the widest of smiles on his face, knowing that the Lord lovingly wanted him to visit His house.

As the world continues to heal and we find ourselves moving closer to being able to return to our beloved Temples, we have added new Temple Recommend holders to our website that are certain to brighten your day and remind you of the wonderful blessings of the Temple. Scroll through to see some of our very favorites.

Mountain of the Lord Recommend Holder

This exclusive LDSBookstore.com Mountain of the Lord Recommend Holder was specially designed for members of all ages. It is a perfect gift for youth and parents alike. The front features a beautifully designed mountainscape with an outline of the Salt Lake Temple. The back quotes Elaine S. Dalton: "Prepare now for the temple, the mountain of the Lord. Never allow the goal of the temple to be out of your sight."

O Jerusalem Temple Recommend Holder

This recommend holder is an easy way to keep your temple recommend looking great! Why not keep your temple recommend in a holder with your favorite art or your favorite temple displayed on the front. Painting by Greg Olsen.

Families are Forever Recommend Holder

Reverence your temple recommend by protecting it in beautiful Temple Recommend Holders. Each holder features an exquisite image which is further enhanced by a quote appropriate for the sacred nature of the temple. It is easy to insert the temple recommend into the clear pouch side of the holder. Since the pouch is clear, both sides of the recommend are visible allowing for the recommend to remain in the holder when entering the temple. These high quality holders are thin, durable and will provide years of use.

Walk with Me Temple Recommend Holder

This recommend holder is an easy way to keep your temple recommend looking great! Why not keep your temple recommend in a holder with your favorite art or your favorite temple displayed on the front. Painting by Greg Olsen.

Make Time for the Temple Recommend Holder

This exclusive LDSBookstore.com Make Time for the Temple Recommend Holder was specially designed to remind church members to strive for temple attendance. The back has a quote from Thomas S. Monson that says, "The all-important and crowning blessing of membership in the church are those blessings which we receive in the temples of god."

Called to Serve Recommend Holder

This exclusive LDSBookstore.com Called to Serve Recommend Holder was specially designed for missionaries. The front says, "Called to Serve" and "For behold the field is white already to harvest." The back has the scripture D&C 4:4, which reads, "And lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul."

Gentle Healer Temple Recommend Holder

This recommend holder is an easy way to keep your temple recommend looking great! Why not keep your temple recommend in a holder with your favorite art or your favorite temple displayed on the front. Painting by Greg Olsen.

Greatest Among You Temple Recommend Holder

Reverence your temple recommend by protecting it in beautiful Temple Recommend Holders. Each holder features an exquisite image which is further enhanced by a quote appropriate for the sacred nature of the temple. It is easy to insert the temple recommend into the clear pouch side of the holder. Since the pouch is clear, both sides of the recommend are visible allowing for the recommend to remain in the holder when entering the temple. These high quality holders are thin, durable and will provide years of use.

Constellations Recommend Holder

This exclusive LDSBookstore.com Constellations Recommend Holder was specially designed for members of all ages. It is a perfect gift for youth and parents alike. The front features some labelled constellations. The back quotes Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "You are known and remembered by the most majestic, powerful, and glorious Being in the universe! You are loved by the King of infinite space and everlasting time! He who created and knows the stars knows you and your name."

Press Forward Recommend Holder - Blue

This exclusive LDSBookstore.com Blue Press Forward Recommend Holder was specially designed with the theme, "Press Forward". The back features the scripture, 2 Nephi 31:20, which says, "Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life."

Compass Recommend Holder

This exclusive LDSBookstore.com Compass Recommend Holder makes a great gift for any down-to-earth member. Its simple design and coloring maintains focus on the temple. The front features a compass on wood grain with the quote, "It is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions." (Dieter F. Uchtdorf) The back quotes Lowell M. Snow: "The Lord provides direction for our journey according to the faith, diligence, and heed we give to that direction."

Great Harvest Recommend Holder

Made especially for youth, these youth recommend holders are a great reminder of the reasons we attend the temple. This recommend holder is an easy way to keep your temple recommend looking great!

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