LDS Self Help

We have a variety of self help books here at our store! Take a look:

PRIMARY GREATNESS

by Stephen R. Covey

1Many of us are hurting. We have chronic problems, dissatisfactions, and disappointments. Although we generally make it through the day, a lot of us feel overwhelmed by burdens we carry. We try to “lift the load of life” each day, and sometimes it’s just too much. The idea of living a “great life” seems a distant dream.

Too often, however, we have the wrong idea of what a great life is. We think if only we had enough money, enough leisure, enough good looks or popularity, everything would be great. If that’s what makes for a great life, no wonder so many of us feel so weighed down by the demands of everyday living.

Stephen R. Covey believed there were only two ways to live: a life of primary greatness or a life of secondary greatness. Through his classic books and seminars, he taught that the intrinsic rewards of primary greatness–integrity, responsibility, and meaningful contribution–far outweighed the superficial rewards of secondary greatness–money, popularity, and the self-absorbed, pleasure-ridden life that some people consider “success.”

Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s teachings are beloved and have inspired countless readers and leaders. Primary Greatness once again delivers classic Covey wisdom in a compact and digestible form. In this posthumous work, Covey lays out clearly the 12 levers of success that will lead to a life of primary greatness: Integrity, Contribution, Priority, Sacrifice, Service, Responsibility, Loyalty, Reciprocity, Diversity, Learning, Teaching, and Renewal. For the first time, Covey defines each of these 12 qualities and how they provide the leverage to make your daily life truly “great.”

 

A FUTURE AS BRIGHT AS YOUR FAITH

by Thomas S. Monson2

Trust in the Lord

with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine

own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

 

WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO BE3

by Ann Romney

It has been said that we live in troubled times. The economy is anemic and good jobs can be hard to find. But this I can tell you with certainty: there is adventure ahead. At this stage or your life, the future is thrilling and filled with potential.

 

 

 

UNSELFISH

by Paul D. Parkinson

Everyone is trying to get noticed. Selfies are taking over the internet. We live in a  world where success and achievement seem to be determined by how many “likes” or “followers” one has on social media. Selfish behavior seems to be at an all-time high.

But there are people who do Unselfish things everyday. Acts of kindness that no one notices. Extraordinary sacrifices that don’t always go viral. This book celebrates just a few of the unsung stories of regular people and celebrities alike going against the grain and helping their fellow man.

Unselfish will reignite your faith in humanity and may just inspire you to “love thy neighbor as thy selfie.”

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A Dog’s Purpose

All dogs go to heaven… unless they have unfinished business here on Earth.

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story. A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders–will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

Read the book before the movie comes out on January 27, 2017.

Doctrine & Covenants

This year’s book of study is the Doctrine and Covenants. We have books here at our store to help you so that you can better understand everything you’re learning in Sunday School.

Here are a few of our favorites:

DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS MADE EASIER

FAMILY DELUXE EDITION

By David J. Ridges

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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS MADE HARDER

By James E. Faulconer

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Doctrine and Covenants and Church History

Activities for LDS Kids Ages 8-11

By Madelynne Brown Broyles

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D&C Class Member Study Guide

LDS Distribution Center

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A Healthy Start

It’s the new year and many of you have made resolutions to eat healthier. Here at the Book Table we have a variety of cookbooks that can help you do just that! Here are a few we picked out:

Skinnytaste: Fast and Slow

by Gina Homolka

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With Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, you can get a nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly meal–complete with a flourless chocolate brownie made in a slow cooker–on the table any night of the week. Gina Homolka, founder of the widely adored blog Skinnytaste, shares 140 dishes that come together in a snap–whether in a slow cooker or in the oven or on the stovetop…

Each recipe includes nutritional information, which can help you take steps toward weight and health goals, and many dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and freezer-friendly–all called out with helpful icons. Gina’s practical advice for eating well and 120 color photos round out this indispensable cookbook.

The Paleo Cookbook

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The Paleo diet isn’t a fad or another weight-loss gimmick. It’s the way humans were meant to eat. With its focus on wholesome, nutritious, and unprocessed foods, the Paleo diet naturally promotes superior health and weight control.

The Paleo Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of recipes from across the globe. Whether you’re looking for Paleo-friendly breakfasts, dinners, deserts, or international favorites, you’ll find dishes for every taste.

 

Juice It to Lose It

by Joe Cross
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Juice It to Lose It is the all-new, easy juice diet from The New York Times best-selling author and creator of the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Joe Cross has done all the hard work already–all you have to do is commit to five short days! In that time, this simple, foolproof plan–complete with recipes–will jump-start a change in your life, health, and waistline.

Our bodies are built to feel and look energized, vibrant, happy and healthy. But if we eat too many processed foods, we begin to feel and look sluggish. When that happens, our bodies are often slow to reset themselves the way they should. Joe’s juice kickstart will help you get back to the way you’re supposed to feel by knocking out all the junk that’s clogging your system.

The shopping lists, meal plans, and encouragement from Joe in Juice It to Lose It will make it simple and fun for you to fill up on the nutrient-dense, sunlight-nourished foods that will help restore your body’s balance. Whether you’re a long-time follower of Joe’s juicing diets or looking for a brand new way to turn your health around, Juice It to Lose It is here to help with a fresh look at juicing. Give it five days, and you will see and feel the power of juicing!

Green Smoothies for Life

by JJ Smith

More than a weight-loss plan, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, designed by 4nutritionist and certified weight-loss expert JJ Smith, became a way of life, influencing a million people. Readers reported that they not only shed pounds but they also slept better, thought more clearly, and were in better overall health. Some even moved off medication after consulting with their doctor.

Now, with Green Smoothies for Life: 30 Days to Quick and Lasting Weight Loss, Smith introduces a brand-new meal plan that will assist with incorporating green smoothies into everyday routines while developing healthier long-term eating habits and improving overall health…

Whether you are just starting out on your weight-loss journey or already a smoothie convert, Green Smoothies for Life is the essential next step in continuing your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.

Sugar-Free Mom

by Brenda Bennett

5Discover how easy it is to eliminate refined sugar from your diet, without giving up any of your favorite snacks and treats! Popular blogger Brenda Bennett will teach you how to use natural sweeteners like honey and coconut sugar to create delicious, wholesome recipes that satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

Impress friends and family with tasty treats that are completely sugar-free. Take cupcakes to your daughter’s soccer game or lemon bars to the neighborhood bake sale. No one will believe they don’t contain cane sugar!

Feed your family the foods they love, all while boosting your immune system, losing weight, and maintaining amazing energy levels.

The Color Kitchen

by Kari Byington & Candace Leishman6

Feed your sweet tooth and your creative side at the same time!

Includes 50 full coloring pages inside!

Best Selling Books of 2016

We have gathered together a list of best-selling books from 2016! Check it out!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J.K. Rowling

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

by Marie Kondo

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The 5 Love Languages

by Gary Chapman

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

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Fantastic Beasts Original Screenplay

by J.K. Rowling

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The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey

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Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

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Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

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The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

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The Whistler

by John Grisham

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New Years Eve Hours

On Saturday, December 31st, we will be open from 10am – 5pm.

Get out there and celebrate! Happy New Year!

Calendars

We have a variety of 2017 calendars! Come get ready for the new year!

calendars

This is only a portion of the 2017 calendars we have here in the store! 

Christmas Eve Store Hours

On Saturday, December 24th we will be open from 10am – 5pm. 

On Christmas Day (Sunday), we will be closed.

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Christmas Picks

Below are the Christmas picks from the managers in our LDS and General Books departments.

The Mismatched Nativity

by Merrilee Boyack

mismatchedJoshua has a problem. His family has just moved across the country to a new home. It’s nearly Christmas, he’s lonely and homesick, and he wonders if he’ll ever make any new friends.

A caring Primary teacher notices, though. Soon Josh and the rest of his Primary class are caught up in the Christmas spirit. They learn what the story of the Nativity has to do with all of us, especially those of us who feel lonely or homesick at Christmas.

The Mismatched Nativity also includes suggestions for parents to help make the story of Christ’s birth an exciting and fun part of their family’s Christmas celebration.

My First Story of the First Christmas

 by Deanna Draper Buckboard

My First Story of the First Christmas brings the story of Christ’s birth to life with colorful pictures and simple, read-aloud text perfect for toddlers! This little board book teaches children the true meaning of the holiday with stories from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It is sure to become a family Christmas treasure.

The Christmas List

by Ed J. Pinegar

listMr. G’s legacy lives on. In this heartwarming Christmas story, Mr. G’s teenage grandson, Jacob, discovers a coded entry in his late grandfather’s journal that will transform the family’s Christmas–and their entire lives. When Jacob deciphers a list entitles “10 Ways to Capture the Christmas Spirit,” he gathers Mr. G’s closest family and friends, encouraging them to participate in a ten-day experiment that will focus on one step every day until Christmas. As they strive to follow Mr. G’s list by being more grateful, forgiving, and helpful to the poor and needy, the group discovers how living more like the Savior can influence them daily. But can they overcome their personal challenges and embrace the true spirit of Christmas?

The Prince of Peacepeace

by Russell M. Nelson

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6

This First Christmas Night

 by Laura Godwin

firstSee this small gray donkey,
this long dusty road,
this promising star.

See this man, Joseph,
this woman, Mary.
Feel the frost on
this clear Bethlehem
 night.

Here is the Nativity Story brought to life for family time or bedtime. Readers o all ages will embrace this luminous celebration of the miracle of Christmas.

An Otis Christmas

by Loren Longotis

“The illustrations wonderfully enhance the story, from the joy of the animals prancing around the Christmas tree to Otis’ expressive response to the events around him.”
-Booklist, starred review

“Once again, brave little tractor Otis saves the day in his latest heroic adventure. Reserved gouache and pencil illustrations capture the frosty setting while touches of color emit a warm glow.” -The Horn Book

My Christmas Star

star by Roger Priddy

“A sleepy girl got out of bed.
She wished on a star.
Here’s what she said….”

This shiny, glittering gift
book is perfect for your
child’s stocking this Christmas.

A Baxter Family Christmas

 by Karen Kingsbury

baxterAs Christmas nears, John Baxter makes a bold gesture–he invites a stranger to share Christmas Eve dinner with his family. But not just any stranger. This woman is the recipient of his daughter Erin’s heart. John knows the invitation will impact each of his adult kids and their families. But will they choose to embrace their guest? And how will the woman’s presence affect his granddaughter–the one who feels the loss of her mother most keenly?

Kendra Bryant, John’s surprising guest, has been given a second chance at life, but at great cost to the Baxter family. Maybe meeting them will instill some much-needed peace into her life. And maybe Christmas Eve dinner will even help heal Kendra’s failing marriage.

Meanwhile, Maddie West’s job at the local theater has her working alongside an amazing guy. But Maddie knows she has to keep him at a distance or risk exposing a secret she’s hidden for years. In a moment of faith, she sends up a desperate prayer for help. What happens next leaves Maddie–and the entire Baxter family–shocked at God’s perfect grace and timing.

Baxter Family Christmas will become an instant holiday classic, a love story reminding readers of God’s redemption in all things, even great loss.

ideals Christmas

idealsAn annual celebration of Christmas traditions and meaning, now in its 72nd year.

Christmas Ideals continues its legacy of holiday cheer and warmth with a festive new edition for 2016. This classic collection of all things Christmas includes poetry, essays, quotations, and recipes, as well as three Bible excerpts from the story of the first Christmas. Each carefully chosen selection is accompanied by beautiful, full-color artwork or photography, adding to the reasons loyal readers have sought out each year’s edition since 1944. Perfect for sharing with loved ones and friends, this beautiful book will spread Christmas joy once more this year.

Games for all ages!

AGES 2-5

sneakyTHE SNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAME

  • Your forest pals are hungry and need your help! Help them find their acorns in this fun and addictive preschool game
  • Spin the spinner and pick up the matching acorn with your Squirrel Squeezer, placing it in your log. The first to collect 5 acorns wins
  • Multi-award-winning, cute and colorful board game designed to teach young children about colors. Easy to understand and play – no reading required
  • Reinforces color learning and helps develop matching skills, strategic thinking, turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills

 

HISSShisss

As each Hisss snake slithers its way across the playing area it introduces color identification and visual logic: Does it make sense to have a snake with two tails and no head? Are those two colors the same or not? Even elementary counting skills come into play during scoring at the end of the game. HOW TO PLAY: In this simple, elegant card game, players match colors and and make snakes from heads to tails. Long snakes, short snakes, purple, yellow and rainbow snakes. Finish a snake and add it to your snake pit. The player with the most snakes at the end of the game wins.

 

FEED THE KITTY

kittyRoll the dice but don’t lose your mice! In this fast moving game, try to keep your mice away from the kitty. Roll an arrow and pass one to the left. Roll a sleeping cat and you’re lucky to squeak by. But roll a bowl and it’s dinner time for kitty! The last player left with mice wins.

Feed the Kitty is as simple as a cat’s life. Mice are on the menu, and as they move from place to place, it’s anyone’s guess who will end up hungry and who will get to have a full belly. Will you be caught catnapping or will you pounce into the lead? The answer is all in the roll of the dice!

Ages 4 and up, no reading required.

 

AGES 6-8

BELLZ!bellz

Bellz! is deceptively simple, yet supremely challenging at the same time. Open the travel pouch, and you’re ready to play!

The pouch opens to become the game arena. Inside are forty custom bells in four colors and three different sizes. Players use the magnet wand to pick up bells of only one color. Make a string off the end of the magnet wand, or create a cluster — just don’t pick up bells of any other color or your turn ends. Each player must decide how far to push their luck on every turn. The first player to collect all ten bells of one color wins!

GOOGLY EYES

googlyGoogly Eyes is the hilarious family game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more! Put on the zany, vision-altering google eye glasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Players take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a chance to wear the glasses. The glasses come with three sets of lenses that range from mild changes to mind-blowing fun, so no one can see (or draw) straight–your vision will bounce off of the lenses. Googly Eyes is a fun twist on classic drawing games that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms, since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone. Unlike any other drawing game you don’t need to be an artist, and the rules are simple. Just roll the die and move–the space you land on tells you which color lenses to use (easy, medium, or hard). Then pick a card, set the timer, and start drawing. If your team guesses correctly you get to roll and move again; if not, then you stay where you are on the board. The first team to reach Finish wins.

AGES 8-12

EXPLODING KITTENSkittens

 

MYSTERIUM

mysA horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it’s up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?

FAMILY GAMES

KINGDOM BUILDERkingdom

In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won’t play the same game twice!

TICKET TO RIDE: RAILS & SAILS

rails-and-sailsTicket to ride rails & sails is the new installment in this best-selling train adventure series. Players collect cards of various types (trains and ships) that enable them to claim railway and sea routes on a nicely illustrated double-sided board, featuring the world map on one side and the great lakes of North America on the other. Elegantly simple and fast to learn, it takes the ticket to ride series to the next level! veteran railroaders as well as family and friends will be delighted to set sail to the new horizons of ticket to ride rails and sails…

REVERSE CHARADESreverse

Reverse Charades flips the charade standard of one person giving clues to a large group on its head by splitting the players (six or more) into two teams, then having all but one person on a team work together to get that one person to guess as many words as possible in sixty seconds. Each guessed word is worth one point; each word spoken or mouthed costs that team a point.

After each player has guessed once, the team with the most points wins.

SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM

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In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will take turns stepping into the shoes of the Sheriff himself, while others act as Merchants attempting to bring their goods into the city for profit! Beware though, while many may act as honest merchants, there is always the possibility of contraband being smuggled into the city!

CODENAMES

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.code

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Win or lose, it’s fun to figure out the clues.