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A High and Glorious Place

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Drama Series, Nonfiction, Women Authors

by Elizabeth Hansen. Eliza R. Snow is one of the few Mormon women who has become a heroine. It is February 11 of 1846 and the town of Nauvoo is bustling as the Saints make ready to leave for Winter Quarters. As Eliza packs, she finds herself doubting her decision to go west. During the night, as she contemplates her life and faith, she comes to understand God’s purpose for her, which ultimately propels her into her role as the great and inspiring woman who figured so importantly in the early days of the Church. Often called “Zion’s Poetess” by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Eliza was an imperfect, yet obedient, daughter of God. One actress tells us the story of this incredible woman’s Faith. Perhaps by experiencing some of Eliza’s doubts, fears and sorrows, we can find some solace...

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The Pilfered Papers — Adventures of the Restoration Book 2

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, Fiction, Historical, New Releases, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by L.T. Downing Book Two in the Adventures of the Restoration series. ABOUT THE SERIES: In the Adventures of the Restoration series, award-winning author L.T. Downing brings early church history to life in the way young readers crave—with exciting, fast-paced stories about the real people and events of the Restoration era. Readers will have a front-row seat as Joseph Smith fights off attackers who would steal the gold plates, as Martin Harris loses the 116 pages of the translated manuscript, and as the young Prophet, his family, and friends face the persecutors, politicians and traitors that ultimately drove the Latter-day Saints from state after state in their quest for the freedom to worship. Parents are sure to find the Adventures of the Restoration series is not only fun, but an invaluable tool in the education and inspiration of their...

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Get That Gold! –Adventures of the Restoration Book 1

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, Fiction, Historical, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by L. T. Downing Book One in the Adventures of the Restoration Series. Recommended for Middle Grades 4-8 and up. (Student Readers ages 9-13 and up, their parents and siblings) ABOUT THE SERIES: In the Adventures of the Restoration series, award-winning author L.T. Downing brings early church history to life in the way young readers crave—with exciting, fast-paced stories about the real people and events of the Restoration era. Readers will have a front-row seat as Joseph Smith fights off attackers who would steal the gold plates, as Martin Harris loses the 116 pages of the translated manuscript, and as the young Prophet, his family, and friends face the persecutors, politicians and traitors that ultimately drove the Latter-day Saints from state after state in their quest for the freedom to worship. Parents are sure to find the Adventures of...

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The LDS ACTOR’S SCENEBOOK V1.

Posted on May 31, 2013 in Drama Series, Nonfiction, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

How To Get The Callback Or The Best Grade In The Class Edited by C Michael Perry and  Gayanne Ramsden DRAMA / ACTING CLASS / AUDITIONING Scenes and Monologues from the best available plays by LDS Authors, with LDS Themes and Characters, reflecting LDS Culture and Beliefs. This book is for those who take classes and need clean and challenging material. It is also for the discerning auditioner who wants to stand out. Besides the dramatic material available inside, there are hints and techniques about how to land a role through an audition. Every actor who is LDS will find something in this book to use; something that will make their auditioning and performing on stage, and in the classroom, more memorable, more excellent, and maybe even more profitable! The Scenes in this volume have been chosen from the...

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Moroni Smith and the Sword of Laban — Book 3

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile

MORONI SMITH AND THE SWORD OF LABAN Book Three in the MORONI SMITH ADVENTURES SERIES by Thom Duncan FANTASY / ADVENTURE If a sword existed that could end all war on the planet — wouldn’t you want to control it? Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division have had no time to recover from the adventure that surrounded the Gold Plates. Now, another power-crazed man wants to use the powerful Sword of Laban as leverage for his excuse to run the planet. Once again our team surges ahead into the unknown, only this time Port and Gadget not only have to find the sword, but their leader, Moroni, as well! EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “As Matthew lunged for me with the Sword of Laban, I used the only thing nearby I...

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Moroni Smith In Search of the Gold Plates — Book 2

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile

Book Two in the Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES by Thom Duncan FANTASY / ADVENTURE Buy it at $11.00 (Introductory Special) Who would want to steal the Gold Plates? Well, anyone would! Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division, are engaged in yet another fingernail-biting adventure as they try to recover the stolen Gold Plates from a splinter faction claiming divine right and stewardship of those legendary Plates. Their adventures take them from the rocks and caves of Southern Utah to the lush hills of the Finger Lakes District in New York state as they follow the trail left for them by the megalomaniacal leadership of The Brethren of the Lord. More of the work of the cover artist, Melita Lee, can be seen HERE EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “What’s the sign...

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The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES

Posted on May 26, 2013 in Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile

by Thom Duncan Join Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, from the Church Special Projects division, as their adventures take them all over the world as they search for, extricate, recover and/or find artifacts and information that has been lost or stolen.       MORONI SMITH IN SEARCH OF THE GOLD PLATES BOOK 2 EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “What’s the sign we’re looking for?” I asked. I had to practically yell to be heard above the sound of the river’s rushing water. “We’re lookin’ fer two towerin’ rock walls,” said Port, “archin’ over the river. When we find that, there’s a campsite just beyond it. We’ll find Gray there.” I had asked the question more to calm my own nervousness than to get an answer. I looked up at the sheer sides of the rock...

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Brigham’s Bees

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Fiction, Historical, Humor

MYSTERY / SUSPENSE by Robert Kirby Retail Price: $11.95 Back in print (in paperback) by popular demand! Special Internet Sale price of $10.95   Somewhere in Utah County, a treasure waits to be discovered. The coins called Brigham’s Bees were works of art. Using a makeshift stamping mill fashioned from a Mexican War cannon, master engraver and Mormon Bishop Samuel Woodbury hammered out a treasury for Brigham Young in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains — more than 3,000 gold coins. However, none of them were ever spent. On a cold autumn day in 1862, Bishop Woodbury disappeared with Brigham Young’s Treasury of Deseret while enroute to Salt Lake City. Some say Woodbury absconded with the treasure to California. Others say he was a Confederate sympathizer and the Mormon gold ended up in the coffers of the Richmond government...

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I Spy A Nephite Activity Book

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Classics, Humor, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile

by Pat Bagley JUVENILE / YOUNG ADULT / YA / ACTIVITY BOOK / PUZZLES / GAMES This popular book has sold over 100,000 copies! Isn’t it time to add it to your collection? Kids from 8 to 80 will love to follow the adventures of Norman the Nephite and his travels through time. It’s your job to find Norman in these colorful pictures depicting scenes throughout history. From The Pre-Mortal World to the Lost Ten Tribes to a future in space. The wonderful and challenging illustrations will provide hours of continuous fun as you search and say “I Spy A Nephite”! About the Author Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune. He has many books to his credit which include the illustrations for two volumes of J. Golden Kimball Stories by James Kimball. As well...

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Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Classics, Nonfiction

by James Kimball & Kent Miles MINI-BIOGRAPHY / PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY Retail Price: $18.95 About the Book: This book explores the varied roles of Mormon Women. A reformed communist guerilla. A Utah Supreme Court chief justice. A best-selling mystery novelist. A survivor of Stalin’s Gulag prison system. A mom negotiating the ups and downs of teenage angst. These are just a few of the Mormon women who share their stories in the pages of the this brand new, beautifully photographed book. The project eventually took them to five continents in just over five years, meeting women of diverse backgrounds. This volume features fourteen of the interviews Kimball and Miles conducted. The stories are told by the women themselves, in their own various and wonderfully unique voices. Despite all the differences of culture, language and background, a unifying theme binds these...

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This Is The Place! A Crossroads of Utah’s Past

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Historical, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile

A Child’s History of Utah by Pat Bagley and Will Bagley What happens when two kids decide to dig up a dinosaur in their backyard? They begin an excavation that will take them through 125 million years of Utah. Each page uncovers a new payer of Utah History. This Is The Place combines equal parts illustration, information, illumination and fascination in a delightful and enlightening read for children, teens and adults by Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Cartoonist, Pat Bagley. This book is also used in classrooms across the state of Utah. About the Authors: Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune and the award-winning author and illustrator of several Utah and LDS books, including I Spy A Nephite, and Welcome to Utah. Will Bagley is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended BYU...

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Thy God My God CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

By Lindy Kerby MUSIC CD / INSPIRATIONAL / LDS / BIBLICAL List Price: $9.99 Special Internet Price: $5.99 Strength from the Hearts of Biblical Women Ruth and Naomi, The Samaritan Woman at the Well, Mary Magdalene. Strength. Conversion. Testimony. Loyalty. Trust. Conviction. All those things that lead us to our Savior, Jesus Christ, are embodied in these noble women and supported by the beautiful and touching music and lyrics in these truly spiritual songs by Lindy Kerby. ABOUT LINDY and the HISTORY OF THE CD Lindy Kerby grew up in southern California, the oldest of 11 children. She never took piano lessons, but did learn the notes as her mother taught her at the piano. Sight-reading came easily, and her favorite past times were to play the piano, sing, and act. Her childhood dream was singing and acting in...

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Where Freedom Stands Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video

The Heritage of the American Family A Musical The Original Cast Album Book by James G. Lambert Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & James G. Lambert Buy it for $9.99 This is the epic story of the people of Utah and the Heritage they share. Two families serve to represent the families of the State. The Clarke family members are Mormon converts who brought civilization West with them as they were driven from place to place. The Lee Family, who are non-Mormons, brought with them in their move West the industrial revolution — and in the process — prosperity as well. Though both families settled in Utah County, each family plays an important part in everyone’s heritage. Originally conceived for “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” the theme is universal and the characters can be empathized with by...

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Norman the Nephite and the A-MAZE-ing Conference Center

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Humor, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile

by Pat Bagley A fun book for children (and those who love them) as Norman the Nephite, from the book I Spy A Nephite, continues his adventures exploring the LDS Conference Center and almost not getting lost — thanks to a couple of gull-ible friends. Featuring GIANT, ‘fold-out’ pages full of visual puzzles and mazes and searches for Norman and many other characters and items of interest. Product Details: Full Color pages 5 x 8 expanding to 16 x 21 Fold Out Book ISBN: 1-56684-592-0 List Price: $6.95 CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!   REVIEW: “Norman the Nephite and the A-Maze-ing Conference Center, republished in 2013 by ZION BookWorks, offers more of cartoonist Pat Bagley’s colorful, creative work. This time it’s a fold-out book/ sturdy 16×21 poster that challenges kids to find a long list of items, including Norman himself and Larry...

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iPlates: Volume 1: From Ammon to Abinadi, Alma, and Zennif — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 in Classics, Nonfiction, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED STORYBOOK / BOOK OF MORMONPrice: $13.99 PURE BOOK OF MORMON AWESOMENESS! From Ammon to Abinadi, Alma, and Zennif Vowing to reclaim the land of his fathers, Zeniff leads a company of Nephites deep into Lamanite territory. But the Lamanites have other plans for them. Can Zeniff defend his city against the Lamanite armies? Will his ambitious son Noah seize the crown? Can the prophet Abinadi save the city from its own wickedness? Adventure, war, betrayal, and redemption await you in iPlates Volume 1, an award-winning comic series based on the Book of Mormon. This ‘graphic novel’ treatment of Book of Mormon stories is written by Sunstone editor, Stephen Carter, and illustrated in color and black and white by animation artist, Jett Atwood. Older children and teens—and many young adults and adults, too—will enjoy the way...

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