Karen’s Picks: LDS department

This month, our LDS and Children’s book specialist, Karen, recommended some fun titles in the LDS department. Check them out below!

Called to Serve: Celebrating Missionary Work around the World by Mike Winder

The decision to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is among the most significant choices a young person can make in his or her lifetime. As they prepare to labor throughout the world, future elders and sisters often share one burning question: What should I expect in the day-to-day of mission life? Called to Serve, a spirited and humorous journey through various facets of the mission experience, addresses this question with beautiful pictures, fun facts, and thought provoking questions. From adventures in ethnic cuisine to the gift of service, this book illustrates some of the most defining and inspiring aspects of the mission experience. It is sure to delight the multitude of young men and women who will one day be called to serve.

Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons: Finding the Lord’s Lessons is Everyday Life by Zandra Vranes & Tamu Smith

You have read the title, and now you’re scratching your head, wondering if this book is for real, right? It is. Yes, the authors are bona fide Mormons. And hilarious, too! They call themselves Sistas in Zion. Did we mention they have got enough faith to move mountains? Well, they have not moved any mountains just yet, but that is not stopping them from keeping right on praying and believing and knowing that the gospel of Jesus Christ is worth it. Their unique perspective on their own diary entries will have you laughing one minute and exclaiming Amen! the next. They talk about personal experiences and lessons they have learned about relationships, sisterhood, standing up for what you believe, embracing diversity, and dealing with adversity what being a Christian is all about. The Sistas humorous and poignant outlook on life will strengthen your faith and remind you of the joy to be found in living a Christ-centered life. You will soon realize that the authors are not mad-mad they are crazy-mad, funny, and inspiring!

Do Not Attempt in Heels: Mission Stories and Advice from Sisters Who’ve Been There compiled by Elise Babbel Hahl & Jennifer Rockwood Knight

Do-NOT-Attempt-in-Heels_2x3This new compilation of stories from sister missionaries covers everything from deciding whether a mission is right for you, to adapting to post-mission life. Experience a real look into the sacrifices sisters make, and learn about homesickness, companionship struggles, divine miracles, and the elation of helping save souls in the kingdom of God through the humor and faith of these dedicated sisters.

Take courage as you read about others who have gone and learn how you will change and grow in the Spirit with the many opportunities the mission field will present to you when you choose to serve.

You may knock on doors in Paris, France, or Paris, Missouri. But wherever you serve, do not attempt in heels!

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