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J.D. Newman • Author

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Authors

Dr. J.D. Newman is a professor of theatre at Utah Valley University and the director of the Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth.  He lives with his family in Sandy City, Utah. Dr. Newman became the first recipient of the Reba R. Robertson Award from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America.  At UVU, Dr. Newman has directed The Secret Garden, Princess Academy, and Androcles and the Lion in the Noorda Theatre.  He has also served as the director of the Noorda Theatre Summer Camp and has produced or co-produced touring productions including A Village Fable, The Princess and the Goblin, Honk!, and Pedro’s Magic Shoes.  As a playwright, he has adapted scripts for Newbery medalists including Avi, Paul Fleischman, and Richard Peck.  Newman taught and directed at Highland High School for eighteen years, from 1991 to 2010 with a...

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Make-Believe Twins • A Best Friends Story

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Fiction, New Releases, YA/Juvenile

by J.D. Newman Sometimes Best Friends Don’t Always Agree This novella for younger readers features a first grade boy and girl growing up in Utah in 1972 who share a common birthday and a love of puppetry and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Glenn is the fastest runner and the fastest reader in the first grade, until the new girl, Janet, bests him at both. When the only person who could be your twin is the new girl in school, that’s difficult for Glenn — because the guys will never let her play on their team! When Janet’s family survives a house fire, Glenn discovers that, in times of need, a rival can become an ally. Glenn and Janet watch Mr. Rogers, make puppets together, and create their own Neighborhood of Make-Believe. But when they argue about their religions, can these...

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The Planemaker — 1978 Original Cast Album

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Audio and Video

The most magical story you will ever believe in! by Marvin Payne and Guy Randle. Young Lucas Lightbrow can fly — and not just in his dreams. But in those bright, yellow dreams is also Amy Fletcher. As they grow and marry, and bear a child, Amy dies and Lucas is left alone. Somehow the flying leaves Lucas. Then his relatives raise their son. But soon Lucas’ grandson, Merwin, comes to live on the farm. And he teaches his Grandpa that it’s all right to dream — and it’s even all right to fly. This musical is a delightful and insightful journey through life and love as we find out that there can be more to the stars than meets the eye. A wonderful contemporary score propels this story. PRODUCT DETAILS: 25 Tracks (with narration tracks included) 72 minutes...

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Charly: A Love Song — The Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Audio and Video

Book & Lyrics by Heather Young Music and Arrangements by Lex de Azevedo Based on the novel by Jack Weyland © Deseret Book Company, Licensed here exclusively, by permission The classic LDS musical is available once more for production by LDS Wards, Stakes and other groups! The blockbuster LDS Novel loved by millions is a hit musical. The story of Charly, hiding her deep secret as a fallen woman, meeting Sam, a returned LDS Missionary, and her conversion, their furious, whirlwind courtship, and their Temple marriage has been a staple of the LDS entertainment scene for decades. This exciting, heartwarming and sobering musical brings the story to life on the stage in a stunning way. RECORDING DETAILS: List Price: $16.95 69 minutes 24 tracks Zion Theatricals UPC: 889290386793 PURCHASE the CD The Original Cast Album is now available  on...

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Latter-Day Ruth — Vocal Selections

Posted on Aug 4, 2018 in Drama Series, Music Books, New Releases, Nonfiction

SPECIAL EDITION VOCAL SELECTIONS / SONG BOOK Book and Lyrics by Doug Stewart Music by Steve Amundsen THE MUSICAL BELOVED BY MANY IS AVAILABLE IN SHEET MUSIC FORM FOR USE IN YOUR HOME! The Biblical story of Ruth has long held important and essential principles for the conduct of men and women as Believers in Christ. Doug and Steve have transposed this classic story to the modern day where Ruth stands at the center of a loving family. The parallels are uncannily drawn between the era of Ruth in the Bible and her modern day counterpart. It is an inspirational journey for cast and audience as Ruth and Beau and family find their way together.   PRODUCT DETAILS 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Black & White on White paper 48 pages ISBN-13: 978-1724704597 (Zion Theatricals) ISBN-10: 1724704591...

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The Order Is Love — Original Cast Recording CD

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

Book and Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson Music by Lex De Azevedo The Original Brigham Young University production from 1971, now available on CD for the first time. The tale of Orderville, Utah, 1875-1885, where over 700 Saints lived and worked and played and prayed together in the United Order, a version of the Law of Consecration, seeking Zion, learning tolerance and patience, expanding love towards charity. We see our own foibles and failings in those of the residents of Orderville as they learn the hard lessons of sharing, giving, getting along, and wondering how can I love my neighbor even when I can’t even stand him and after all I work harder than he does and my skilled work is worth more than his lowly weed-pulling. And oh, it’s about romantic love too, discovering that people are more...

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City of Joseph — 1976 Original Cast CD

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Audio and Video

Book & Lyrics by R. Don Oscarson Music by Maughan W. McMurdie   The establishment, growth, development, and history of Nauvoo, Illinois under the direction and influence of the Prophet Joseph Smith is unique in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and America. City Of Joseph was first produced for the dedication of the NRI Visitor’s Center in Nauvoo during the summer of 1971. City of Joseph was produced in Nauvoo, Illinois as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration in the summer of 1976. This recording stems from that production. The following year it became an official pageant of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which continued for 27 years. It was presented on a 200-foot, 3-level stage that overlooked historic Nauvoo and the bend of the Mississippi River that inspired the...

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Debbie: Diary of a Mormon Girl — Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

Book & Lyrics by Heather Young Music by Lex De Azevedo © Deseret Book Company, Licensed here exclusively, by permission Long a favorite of those who saw the original touring production, this show delivers big on music and entertainment value, while providing essential ideas and concepts for living a Christ-Centered life.   Approaching her 16th birthday, Debbie is unsettled and unsure – about everything. Adolescence has really gotten her bewildered. She spends all her money on an expensive journal, in the hopes that she can keep track of all the things she wants and hopes for and despairs over. She names it Solomon. She talks to it, and it takes on the personality of a Young Man. Debbie dates. She despairs. Debbie searches for her testimony. She despairs but writes a letter to Boyd K. Packer. She dates and...

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You Are The Gift — Gift Book

Posted on May 2, 2017 in New Releases, Nonfiction, Women Authors

by Jett Atwood & Stephen Carter A wordless parable about spiritual transformation through service. Meant as a gift book for someone who has blessed your life. Based on Matthew 25:34-40.             PRODUCT DETAILS: List Price: $9.99 6″ x 6″ (15.24 x 15.24 cm) Black & White Bleed on White paper 80 pages ISBN-13: 978-1537247083 ISBN-10: 1537247085 BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth Published on August 24, 2016 BACK OF BOOK: ORDERING: This site through our PayPal Shopping Cart for the price of $8.99 plus shipping and Maine sales tax. Click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button below: (It will ship directly to you from our offices.) NO KINDLE version is planned Bookstores and Resellers Contact us for availability and discount information through email or phone (801-550-7741) Your store will be listed above...

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Abish To Zenock — Book of Mormon Activity Book

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Humor, New Releases, Nonfiction, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by Jett Atwood & Stephen Carter (from the iPlates Book of Mormon Comic Book Series) Fun Book of Mormon-based coloring pages, crosswords, word searches, mazes, and other activities. From the creators of the iPlates comic books. Pure Book of Mormon awesomeness! PRODUCT DETAILS: Paperback: 102 pages ISBN-10: 1544039727 ISBN-13: 978-1544039725 Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 11 inches Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Denominations & Sects > Mormonism Books > Religion & Spirituality LIST: $14.99 BACK OF BOOK: ORDERING: This site through our PayPal Shopping Cart for the price of $12.00 plus shipping and Maine sales tax. Click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button below: (It will ship directly to you from our offices.) NO KINDLE version is planned Other titles in the iPlates Series: Book 1 — iPlates Volume 1 (Alma, Abinadi, Zeniff) Book 2...

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The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3: Crises In Faith

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Drama Series, New Releases, Nonfiction

Thomas F. Rogers is a prominent Playwright, traveler and observer of Humanity. He is also a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mission President in Russia, Drama Ambassador, Professor of Russian, Director of plays, are just a few of his titles, next to Husband and Father. In the seven plays in this volume, “Huebener,” “Fire In The Bones,” “First Trump,” “Reunion,” “Set Apart,” “The Anointed” (a musical theatre play), and “Petunia Passes” (a short play), the worlds of belief, faith, devotion, belonging, yearning to know God, and standing true when those worlds are challenged, make up the heart of Dr. Rogers’ dramas. With this volume, they are available for study and perusal by Professors, Scholars, and Students, Directors, Actors, Directors, Producers and others ready to settle down into a fine drama and experience life...

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Grandma’s Christmas Wish

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Christmas, Fiction, Women Authors

by Shelley Bingham Husk It would take the knowledge of her impending death, for Grandma’s Christmas wish to come true. The Cavanaugh’s are a young family torn apart by tragedy, reunited by a wish. All Grandma ever wanted for Christmas was to have her family together. Twenty-nine-year-old Claire eloped to escape the memories of her parents, believing that her grandmother was responsible for their deaths. Twenty-seven-year-old Jack rarely comes home, having bought into Claire’s memories of the tragic night their parents were killed. Twenty-year-old Darby was only six when her parents died, ten when Claire ran away, and twelve when Jack left the house. Darby stayed home to take care of the grandmother who raised her. The kitchen at the Cavanaugh’s has always been the heart of the home. As Darby says, “Grandma always said, ‘You miss all the...

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Bagley Cards Set of 9

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Greeting Cards

© 2013 by Pat Bagley In Pat’s own inimitable style, these unique cards are a real crack-up. So if you want a lot of fun in your well-wishing, these cards are for you. A total of 9 cards in the set (If needed, click on each title to take you to the card’s own page) General Authority/Thinking of You Healthiest State/Get Well Soon Lot In Common/Happy Birthday Missionary/Congratulations Oh My Heck/Happy Birthday Ordinary People/Good Effort Thirty-nine/Baby Congratulations Utah State Bird/ Baby Congratulations Utah Thank You/ Thank You Regular price per card would be $1.75 each in a store. We offer each card for $1.50 each on this website. But buy the complete set of all 9 and get them for $9.99 (that $1.11 each+ shipping and Maine Sales tax) From the Catalog...

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Moroni Smith in the Land of Zarahemla — Book 1

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Fiction, New Releases, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile

by Thom Duncan  Book One of the Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES Who wouldn’t want to find the location of the lost civilizations of the Book of Mormon? Someone! Dr. L. DeLeon Ardis, BYU professor of archaeology, is on a church expedition to try to find the Lost City of Zarahemla. As Zarahemla’s exact location is being radioed to church headquarters, communication is interrupted. Church leaders suspect foul play. Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division, are sent to discover the fate of the Ardis expedition. Shot down as they approach the area, the trio push through the jungle and find the city still intact, with descendants of the Nephites struggling for their freedom. As they fight to protect the city and its people from the evil Reverend Maximus Deil, leader of...

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Sandy and the Weird Sisters — YA Fiction

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Fiction, New Releases, YA/Juvenile

The Sandy Hunter Saga — Book One by J. D. Newman Growing up, making choices, being responsible for yourself and the choices we all make might seem everyday to some, but for 12-year-old Sandy, it is a new and liberating experience. Sandy has grown up under the influence of her widower, rugby-coach father and her athletic older sister Roxie. When her father and sister go to England for a rugby tournament, they leave Sandy in the care of her three great aunts, referred to in family lore as the “weird sisters.” The mysterious Weird Sisters have not been seen in years; or so Dad says. Each of the aunts espouses a different faith — Catholicism, Mormonism, and Unitarianism — and yet they respect and support each others’ practice, while Sandy views them as the outside seeker of truth she...

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A.J.’s Miracle — Original Cast Recording CD

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Audio and Video

by Mark Ogden   A Missionary story you will never forget!   A.J.’s Miracle is meant to show the human side of missionaries. The show is based on the true incidents of the author as he served his mission. The story begins with a bet: $500 that AJ cannot fulfill an LDS Mission. The story follows his reluctant progress as he is sent to serve in Mexico. It is said that a mission is the best kept secret in the Church. Unless you go you have no idea what it is really like. The many missions in their varied locations in the world are each totally different. Just as different are the missionaries who serve. The underlying theme of AJ’s Miracle is this: “The Lord can take what most people perceive as the worst and make out of it,...

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iPlates Volume 2 Complete — Prophets, Priests, Rebels, and Kings — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 in New Releases, Nonfiction, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by Stephen Carter & Jett Atwood Pure Book of Mormon Awesomeness! A tyrant to depose. A city to defend. A family to save. A collection of three comic books based on the Book of Mormon: “Alma in the Wilderness,” “Gideon’s Revolt,” “Zerin’s Sacrifice.” While evading King Noah’s spies, Gideon and Alma launch a daring revolution to overthrow the tyrannical king. But a Lamanite army is advancing toward Shilom. Will Zerin be able to save her mother from the doomed city? Can Sybil lead Alma’s converts to safety? Packed with action, laughs, and inspiration, iPlates brings pure Book of Mormon awesomeness to your whole family. This collection is based on Mosiah 12–13.   NOTE: This volume takes “iPlates: Volume 2: Part I: Alma in the Wilderness” AND “iPlates Volume 2 Part II: Gideon’s Revolt” AND joins them together with a...

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The Fire of the Gods — Volume 4

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in A COMING FLOOD novel series

by J.L. Thompson   Due in Late 2016 or early 2017   A Coming Flood Series VOLUME ONE — ENOCH and the City of Adam A Coming Flood Series VOLUME TWO — Sons of the Watchers A Coming Flood Series VOLUME THREE — The Roar of...

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The Roar of Lions — Volume 3

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in A COMING FLOOD novel series

by J.L. Thompson   Due in 2016   A Coming Flood Series VOLUME ONE — ENOCH and the City of Adam A Coming Flood Series VOLUME TWO — Sons of the Watchers A Coming Flood Series VOLUME FOUR — The Fire of the...

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Sons of the Watchers — Volume 2

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in A COMING FLOOD novel series

by J.L. Thompson Coming Christmas 2015   What happens when Angels and Humans bear children?     A Coming Flood Series VOLUME ONE — ENOCH and the City of Adam A Coming Flood Series VOLUME THREE — The Roar of Lions A Coming Flood Series VOLUME FOUR — The Fire of the Gods...

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