Some of us that work here at the Book Table would like to tell you all about our favorite books here in our LDS department. Come in today to see our entire display of LDS Staff Picks!
Surviving Hitler: The Unlikely True Story of an SS Soldier and a Jewish Woman
Gustav Palm kept his secret for more than forty years. He’d been a young man when Hitler invaded his native Norway. After being forced to guard a Nazi prison camp, however, Gustav took his only option for escape: he volunteered for the Waffen-SS to fight at the front.
Agnes Erdos grew up in privilege and prosperity as a child in Hungary. She and her parents were practicing Roman Catholics, but they were ethnic Jews, and after the Nazis invaded her country, Agnes and her parents were sent to the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Miraculously, both Agnes and Gustav survived. And after the war, they found each other.
Told in their own words, Surviving Hitler is the story of two indomitable spirits who built on their life-altering experiences to overcome the past, help each other heal, and embrace a common faith in God that led them to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Standing for Something
In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world–and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue–marriage and family–can keep us on that path, even in difficult times. Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we all can do–as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community–to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong and that will lead us to a brighter future.
It Is Better to Look Up
We all love to be taught with stories. The Savior shared many in his ministry, and His prophets and other Church leaders have often emulated that great example. Gospel lessons come alive when they are presented in this way.
It Is Better to Look Up gathers more than fifty of the most personal experiences shared in general conference over the years and pairs them with stunning photographic images. The result is an irresistible volume filled with remarkable true accounts of God’s hand in our lives.
You’ll love browsing through such gems as “In Harm’s Way,” by President Thomas S. Monson; “Man Down!” by President Henry B. Eyring; “Lift Where You Stand,” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; “You Stupid Cow!” by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold; “Wordly Promises,” by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson; and dozens more. These short pieces are perfect for a quick moment of inspiration in a class, a home evening, or personal devotional time. Each one is presented with a scripture to complement the gospel message.
Featuring stories from ever member of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, plus many additional leaders past and present, this beautifully illustrated book will soon become a family favorite and a precious keepsake.