Gospel Pictures for the Home

The Church is phasing out the printing of the large 11″ x 17″ printed pictures used in meetinghouse libraries in favor of using the Gospel Art Book and digital pictures from images.lds.org.

If you want to buy any of these pictures for your home, you’d better get them now. When existing supplies are gone, the printed pictures will be discontinued (not reprinted).

The Church will continue to print some 5″ x 7″ pictures for use in the home:
Brother Joseph (80878)
Calling of the Fishermen (80208)
Christ with Children (64002)
First Presidency (TBD)
First Vision (80213)
Jesus Christ (80938)
Jesus Praying in Gethsemane (80612)
John Baptizing Jesus (80725)
Joseph Smith, The Prophet (80190)
Mary and the Resurrected Lord (80210)
Second Coming (80722)
Thomas S. Monson (06891)
The best resource for pictures in the home is the Gospel Art Book, an affordable spiral-bound book with 137 color pictures for use in gospel learning and teaching.Most of these pictures are also available online at images.lds.org.Learn more about the Gospel Art Book.
There are also thousands of images in the Media Library on LDS.org (images.lds.org) that families can use and print as needed.

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  • Bryan November 28, 2012, 10:48 am

    What will be done for teachers without “screens” (presumably tablet or laptop computers) who want to show these pictures in their Church classes? Will units still be able to order them for their meetinghouse libraries?

  • Jim Anderson November 28, 2012, 5:02 pm

    That’s right, there are a lot of people who just don’t ‘do’ the Internet, or have it yet if at all. There are also a lot of access bottlenecks in various places where if you have more than a few accessing things for lessons at the same time, even at a meetinghouse, there are going to be huge slowdowns and some may not be able to load a piece of media at all with that issue still out there.

    Another thing, these large pictures were perfect for framing and putting up in homes inexpensively. It is almost impossible to get a good quality print from something online unless you have an expensive printer. And even there the results can be iffy at times.

  • Nicholas November 30, 2012, 12:16 am

    I agree – they shouldn’t phase out the images. I remember ordering posters of temples, the Savior, the Prophet, and other gospel images when I turned 18 and rented my own apartment for the first time. Having these images in the home helped to create a gospel-centered culture amid a tumultuous world outside.

    Perhaps there is a private, non-Church owned company that is willing to pursue the permission from Intellectual Reserve to print the images once the Church phases them out? That would be quite a blessing.

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