For those teaching in Relief Society... The Ready Resource for Relief Society: Gordon B. Hinckley by Trina Boice (Review)

The Ready Resource for Relief Society
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church:
Gordon B. Hinckley
by Trina Boice
LDS Nonfiction
Paperback, 160 Pages
December 13th 2017 by Cedar Fort, Inc.


Whether you're a new teacher or a seasoned veteran, preparing Relief Society lessons just got easier with this resource. With a chapter summary, pertinent quotes, relevant hymns, and a helpful handout for each lesson in the manual, you can focus on personalizing the lessons for the sisters in your ward.

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My Review

THE READY RESOURCE FOR RELIEF SOCIETY is a convenient and inspiring addition for those teaching Relief Society out of the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley in 2017. It has compiled several lesson helps for each specific lesson in the following areas: music, lesson summary, quotes, art, object lessons, additional articles, a challenge to the class, doctrinal mastery passages, correlating sections from Preach My Gospel, handouts, and an area for notes. A helpful and simple way to enhance teachers' lessons.

I especially loved how well organized the book was and that the lessons were easily correlated with Preach My Gospel and scripture masteries. I also appreciated the handouts and object lessons as those can be time consuming and more difficult to come up with on your own. I liked the quotes, but didn't know if they were necessary with the additional articles and with the fact that the actual lessons provide plenty of quotes to focus on. 

In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, a very helpful resource for teachers and one I would definitely use. The time it can save and the ideas it can give for enhancing lessons is definitely worth owning a copy.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Trina Boice grew up in California and moved to Las Vegas a few years ago. In 2004 she was honored as the California Young Mother of the Year, an award which completely amuses her 4 sons. She’s the author of 21 books, with another hitting store shelves soon!

Trina currently teaches at the famous Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Las Vegas, as well as online for BYU-Idaho. She also writes movie reviews at

Trina earned two Bachelor’s degrees from BYU where she competed on the Speech and Debate team and the Ballroom Dance Team. She was President of the National Honor Society Phi Eta Sigma and served as ASBYU Secretary of Student Community Services. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Colorado Technical University.

Trina also studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and later returned there to serve an LDS mission in Madrid for 1 ½ years. She has a Real Estate license, Travel Agent license, 2 Master’s degrees, and a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, although she’s the first one to admit she’d pass out from fright if she were ever really attacked by a bad guy.

She worked as a Legislative Assistant for a Congressman in Washington D.C., and was given the “Points of Light” Award and Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her domestic and international community service. She wrote a column called “The Boice Box” for a newspaper in Georgia, where she lived for 15 years. She now writes for The Answer Newspaper, ,, and is the Entertainment News Editor for

Trina was selected by KPBS in San Diego to be a political correspondent during the last presidential election. If she told you what she really did she’d have to kill you.

She loves to give away prizes and teach others how to earn and save money. Check out her current contests and freebies at

This is the second of these that I've read and reviewed by this author and I found both to be quite helpful. Do you ever use additional resources when you teach (secular and/or religious)?

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