The Big Picture

by John Hilton III, Anthony Sweat

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Joseph Smith said that God's plan of salvation is "one of heaven's best gifts to mankind." But how many of us understand the depth and breadth of it completely? And how many of us feel comfortable teaching those eternal truths and doctrines to our families or our classes?

Authors and gospel teachers John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat have teamed up again to lead teenagers step-by-step through the entire plan of salvation—from our premortal existence to the Final Judgment and our inheritance of glory—by using easy-to-understand language, timely examples, scriptural references, and enlightening quotes from our latter-day prophets and apostles.

In addition to being a book that teens can pick up and read, each chapter contains an easy-to-follow and easy-to-adapt lesson plan that can assist parents and others in teaching youth the truths of the plan of salvation. Chapter also include many frequently asked questions about such topics as:

  • The Premortal Existence
  • The Creation
  • The Fall
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ
  • The Purpose of Life
  • Making Covenants
  • The Second Coming of Christ
  • The Millennium
  • The Spirit World and the Afterlife
  • The Resurrection
  • The Final Judgment
  • And more!

The Big Picture provides a clear and concise overview of what has been called the great plan of happiness, of redemption, of mercy—God's plan of salvation.

About the Authors

John Hilton III

John Hilton III is an assistant professor in Religious Education at Brigham Young University. He has degrees in Education from BYU and Harvard and frequently teaches at Especially for Youth and BYU Education Week. John and his wife, Lani, have six children and reside in Utah. For more information, visit

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Anthony Sweat

Anthony Sweat is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is the author of numerous best-selling books and a regular speaker at various LDS events and conferences. He received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah and Med and PhD degrees in education from Utah State University. He and his wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children and reside in Utah.

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Easy Approach to Teaching Your Children True Doctrine
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is an absolutely amazing book! We have been using it in our FHE, and it is a great companion to the youth curriculum this year. These authors have put some serious thought into how to better teach our children the Plan of Salvation.... step by step. I love it! An absolute "must have" for your gospel library.

Perfect for FHE
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I haven't had this book for very long and I've already used some of the chapters in FHE and my kids love them. We didn't do so well at the "no anger challenge" or the "no excuses challenge" but we will try again soon! If you have kids and weekly FHE, you won't go wrong with this book.

Loved it
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I read this on a plane trip this last weekend. It is well done. I loved how the authors gave real answers to important questions. A lot of great quotes here. Hats off to both of the authors for a wonderful book.

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