Kathy Jenkins has long hoped to inspire others—not for any sense of wanting acclaim, but out of the desire to be a light in the darkness, a calm in the storm, a fragment of peace in a world where peace is too often hard to find. She is acutely aware that she isn’t perfect. She also knows that one doesn’t need to be perfect to inspire someone else—that people can be inspired by how one deals with imperfections. In sharing some of the very difficult experiences in her own life, it is her deepest desire that someone might read what she has written and say, “Because of you, I didn’t give up.”

A devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kathy has also found tremendous inspiration in the scriptures and doctrines of the Church. Writing about those has not only sealed them more deeply in her heart but has enabled her to share with readers in a way she hopes will do the same for them.

Book coverHer latest inspirational release is Enduring with Grace and Strength: How You Can Run through the Tape at the End of the Race. Each of us faces roadblocks like heartache, pain, and challenges that loom as big as mountains on the track that leads back to our heavenly home. Knowing how to move those mountains and how to consecrate adversity for our good will ensure that we stay on course and reach our destination.

 

The other offerings you’ll find here represent the doctrinal and inspirational books she has written—her gifts to every reader who approaches with a willing heart. 

 

 

 

 

Art of MotherhoodThe Art of Motherhood

Laugh and cry with Kathryn Jenkins and twenty-nine other favorite LDS authors in this richly illustrated book as they share unforgettable true stories of mothers and mothering from their own family relationships. These vivid scenes—some lovely, some poignant, some hilarious—remind us that no other human experience packs more emotion, learning, anxiety, and satisfaction into every moment of every day than motherhood. Each piece offers a different perspective on the joys and challenges of this role and illustrates mothering as an art of empathy, endurance, and unparalleled promise. In motherhood, a woman has a tiny glimpse of the powerful feelings experienced by our Heavenly Parents; through it, she is magnificently prepared for exaltation with the family she diligently serves.

img insp FathersGiftA Father's Greatest Gift

This would be Glen's final Christmas. Instead of making it a somber affair, he and his wife, Carolyn, plan to make it a joyful event, gathering their family for one last Christmas morning to celebrate — and to witness the wide-eyed wonder as their young children open their presents.

But when their daughter Katy begins to have doubts about Christmas, Glen and Carolyn are determined to keep the magic alive in her young heart by giving her a much-wanted gift. However, Santa Claus is the only person to whom Katy has told what that special gift is. What comes next is a Christmas miracle.

Your heart will be warmed by this tender, true story about the Christmas gifts that matter most.

img insp KeepingRealKeeping It Real: A Tribute to Everyday Moms

The kids are screaming, the laundry is piling up, and your patience is wearing thin. You don’t know how you’ll make it through the next hour, let alone the entire day. If the visions you cherished about being the perfect mother seem comical as you face your perceived inadequacies, listen up—you are not alone. No matter your family dynamics, all mothers face feelings of discouragement in which they question their abilities as a parent. It’s in those moments you feel like you’re falling short that you most need a gentle reminder of the incredible job you are doing. Written by a mother, for mothers, Keeping It Real will buoy up moms of all ages, shapes, and stations with one simple truth: you are more than enough!

My RedeemerLivesMy Redeemer Lives: Remembering His Atonement, Death, and Resurrection

Christ’s birth, His life, and His atonement are considered the greatest gifts given to mankind. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can return as sanctified beings to Heavenly Father and gain eternal life. My Redeemer Lives takes readers through Christ’s final days, highlighting His sacred mission and love for each of us by reflecting on important events such as the Last Supper, His suffering and unfathomable pain in the Garden of Gethsemane, His crucifixion, and His resurrection. With powerful and profound commentary that includes in-sights from James E. Talmage and Bruce R. McConkie, along with beautiful artwork from a number of well-loved LDS artists, this book is a beautiful tribute to the Redeemer who saved us all from an unthinkable fate.

img insp ScripStudyDCScripture Study Made Simple: Doctrine and Covenants

Of the standard works, the Doctrine and Covenants exclusively focuses on revelations and answers to prayers given for the organization and instruction of the Saints in this dispensation. As such, it is imperative that members of the Church strive to gain a deeper knowledge of this sacred volume. In Scripture Study Made Simple, Kathryn Jenkins Gordon presents readers with a unique guide to the scriptures, displaying the full scriptural text along with insightful commentary designed to deepen your understanding.

With her masterful research and reflections on this holy book of scripture, the author leads readers through the sacred words of the Doctrine and Covenants in spectacular detail. By delving into individual verses, you will develop a rich familiarity with the history, terminology, and characterizations found within early Church accounts.

Scripture Study Made Simple is a powerful yet easy-to-understand work of gospel scholarship, sure to illuminate the words of modern scripture as readers find new meaning in this book of commandments. For those seeking a broader understanding of the scriptures, this essential guide makes it easier than ever before to truly feast on the word of Christ given in this dispensation.

img insp BoMCompThe Essential Book of Mormon Companion: Key Insights to Your Gospel Study

First in a series of unique scripture guides, this companion is meant to be exactly that a-user-friendly fellow traveler on your journey through the Book of Mormon. Between its covers you'll find a thorough overview for every chapter in the sacred book, each highlighting key concepts and passages and offering helpful character descriptions and storyline summaries. This guide offers accessible lists of main themes in a given chapter, suggestions for how we might "liken the scriptures" to ourselves, and insights into what that chapter teaches us about Jesus Christ.

Useful before, during, and after reading any chapter in the Book of Mormon, this engaging guide with more than 250 images is a perfect resource for family and personal study as well as preparation for talks and lessons. Most importantly, its pages help us develop a richer testimony of the Savior and learn how we can experience a mighty change of heart through the power of His atoning sacrifice.

img insp GiftsOfXmasThe Gifts of Christmas: What Will You Give the Savior?

Make Christmas the spiritual holiday it should be and begin a new tradition of giving a gift to Christ. Choose from twenty-five inspiring ideas, including keeping the Sabbath day holy, serving others, and being kind to yourself—or select something completely unique! And remember, you will be giving this gift for the entire year, so write it down and keep it close. With a scriptural reference and inspirational message for every gift, this is the perfect way to say thank you to Christ for the many gifts He gives to you.

img insp LivingChristThe Living Christ

To most, Jesus of Nazareth’s physical appearance has remained a mystery. Yet His face is the most recognizable in art. We know Him whether He is illustrated in simplicity as healer and teacher or is represented in majestic glory as Redeemer of the World.

In this inspiring tribute to the Savior, discover more than sixty magnificent color reproductions from nearly two dozen of the world’s finest contemporary and classical artists. Each image is complemented with scriptural thoughts and touching testimonies from prophets, Apostles, leaders, and respected writers to underscore the events of the Savior’s existence—from His humble birth in Bethlehem too His triumphant resurrection, and beyond.

Deepen your understanding of the Savior with this elegantly illustrated volume that celebrates the roles of Jesus Christ. An exquisite keepsake and beautiful gift, The Living Christ will inspire everyone who opens it.

img insp ScripStudyBoMScripture Study Made Simple: The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is central to the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As such, it is imperative that members of the Church strive to gain a deeper knowledge of this sacred volume. In Scripture Study Made Simple, Kathryn Gordon presents readers with a unique guide to the scriptures, displaying the full scriptural text along with additional commentary designed to deepen your understanding.

With her masterful research and reflections on this holy book of scripture, the author leads readers through the sacred words of the Book of Mormon in spectacular detail. By delving into individual verses, you will develop a rich familiarity with the history, terminology, and characterizations found within familiar doctrinal accounts. Scripture Study Made Simple is a powerful yet easy-to-understand work of gospel scholarship, sure to illuminate the words of ancient scripture as readers find new meaning in this keystone of our religion. For those seeking a broader understanding of the scriptures, this essential guide makes it easier than ever before to truly feast upon the word of Christ.

img insp YouAreLovedYou Are Loved

As you are tossed about by the challenges you face, it is easy to feel sad. Alone. Forgotten. Unloved. Those feelings are real. But they are not reality, for you are not and never can be forgotten.

In the tumultuous journey of mortality, trials can seem both overwhelming and isolating. But it is in the darkest of moments that the light of Christ shines brightest, beckoning you to turn to Him. With words of reassurance, author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon acknowledges that tough times will surely come—but as you walk through hardships hand in hand with the Lord, there is hope for the future and opportunity for personal growth.

Through discussion of sacred scripture and the inspired words of Church leaders, this volume addresses topics ranging from embracing the Atonement to believing your prayers will be answered to applying the miracle of forgiveness in your life. It is impossible to foresee what storms will come, but amid the uncertainty, some things are sure: you are known, you are never alone, and you are loved.

Writer

"Kathy writes compellingly and swiftly, has an eye for detail, and possesses an uncanny sense for how to shape a story to make it pulsate with energy."
 —Taylor Halverson

Editor

"Kathy Jenkins has honed her editing skills with such precision and excellence that today she is viewed by many (including me) as the best editor on the planet. No matter how many times I have read and reworked a manuscript, Kathy improves my writing with meticulous care and good will."
 —Susan Easton Black

Mentor

"Kathy has been so helpful to me in bringing my manuscripts to fruition, encouraging me to work diligently on my writing craft. She makes every author better in every way."
 —Ed J. Pinegar

Consultant

"Kathy brings life in her writing, wisdom in her editing, and experience in her consulting; she has made me a better and more confident author."
 —Ganel-Lyn Condie