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LDS Literature

Brush With Love”-Lana, a talented Ivy League artist, and Walt, a small-town farmer, couldn’t be more different. She arrives in Bluegill, Idaho, ready to spend the summer painting, excited to study under Walt’s grandpa, a brilliant but aging artist. The more she is thrown together with Walt though–and the more she spends time with him–the more she realizes her heart may be drawing up its own plans. As the weeks pass, Lana realizes she’ll have to choose between following her dreams or following her heart.

“The Pathways to the Heart”-Finding love can be a journey in and of itself. These four heartwarming stories span the globe, and so do their characters. Fall in love with Helen Botsari, a Greek girl who’s seeking a new life in America as a picture-order bride, and Randal Wyndham who’s stuck in the English countryside, trying desperately to preserve his family’s fortune. But no matter where the journey takes them, love could be right around the next corner.

“One By One”- The Lord tells us that “the worth of souls is great,” in His sight (Doctrine and Covenants 18:10). But how can we know what is true? How can we gain a greater sense of the worth of every soul–including our own?

In his latest book, Elder David A. Bednar offers a compelling look at a pattern the Lord uses to bless His people: He works with us on an individual basis, one by one.<\i> Demonstrating that pattern as it occurs throughout the scriptures, in the lives of many Church leaders, and in his own ministry, Elder Bednar opens our hearts to the Lord’s love for us. He teaches that by ministering as the Savior does, one by one, we can be more powerful instruments in His hands to do His work,

From a “guided tour” through scriptural illustrations to an array of touching personal accounts, this important new book offers hope and guidance for anyone who has ever wondered, “Do I matter to the Lord?”

“Utah’s Greatest Wonders”-Discover the natural beauty, breathtaking scenery, and gorgeous vistas of Utah’s national parks–known locally as -The Mighty Five—all from the comfort of your living room. This stunning collection of photographs will inspire you to seek out new vistas every day no matter where your daily journey takes you. Filled with insightful historical information and iconic photographs, this book is the perfect way to bring the outdoors into your home

“Safe House”In a small coastal town, Amber and Kelly know the deadliest people sleep down the hall. Will they let Grace in? Grace James and Officer Joe Hart courageously work together in the dark to bring survivors of domestic violence light. 
When dangerous storm clouds roll onshore and the gale winds blow over the Pacific Northwest, can catastrophic destruction create hope? When home is the most dangerous place of all, there is Grace in the night and change in the wind.

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New LDS games!

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The game where everybody knows what you are but you! Ask questions to figure out whether the image on your headband is a person, animal, or object. The first player to guess what their image is wins! Book of Mormon Bands is a fast paced guessing game for two to six players.

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Fun and excitement await with this challenging game of strategy. Draw cards from your hand and place chips on corresponding spots on the board. Then, when you have five in a row, it’s a CONNECTION. But watch out for your opponents that will try to block your connection or remove your chips along the way. Be the first to make a connection and you win! Great game for families and youth groups alike.

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Be the first to spot the match in this addictive and fast-paced game that’s fun for all ages. The brand new Adventure edition includes several variations to keep things interesting. Perfect for family night activities or playing with friends!

 

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Simplistic Hymns

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Looking for beautiful, simplified hymns? These three books are perfect for late beginner to early intermediate piano players.

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These contemporary settings of local author, Kevin Olson’s, favorite hymns are a perfect match for the modern church service. They feature his rhythmic and improvisatory style, yet are easy to sight read. Titles are: More Holiness Give Me; The Lord is My Shepherd; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Did You Think to Pray?; Amazing Grace; I Know That My Redeemer Lives; and God Be With You Till We Meet Again.

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“Sacred Simplicity” contains twelve sacred piano solo arrangements for the early intermediate pianist, including simplified favorites from “Eventide” and “Sabbath Morning,” solo versions of several of Anne’s piano duets, and two first-time arrangements created specifically for this book: “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” and “Stand for the Right.”.

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Arranged by Marshall McDonald, Simply Sacred: Piano Solos for the Aspiring Pianist is designed for the late beginner/early intermediate pianist. However, even advanced pianists will find it well-suited for prelude music and a variety of sacred settings. Keeping piano teachers in mind, Simply Sacred includes suggested fingering and helps reinforce various pedagogy techniques throughout. It is perfect for anyone of any age who is looking for beautiful hymn and primary children’s song arrangements that sound more difficult than they are to play. 

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LDS Thrillers

We also have some new suspenseful and psychological thrillers from popular LDS authors!

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 Infected by [Luke, Gregg]Infected-Gregg Luke:    Mother Nature: the world’s most innovative KILLER . . . Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, mycologist Dr. Julia Fatheringham is engrossed in her study of native fungi. But what begins as a standard research trip quickly spirals into chaos when her associate’s erratic behavior results in his horrifying death. Soon, Julia makes a startling discovery: her partner was contaminated by an organism found only in insects. It alters the victim’s mind in alarming ways, with an invariably deadly outcome. Julia is baffled by her discovery—this organism has never appeared in humans. It shouldn’t be possible. There is only one terrifying conclusion: the infection has jumped species.  

Now, in this remote corner of the world, a contagion of unparalleled horror rests in Julia’s hands. But even as she works to contain the organism that could spell devastation of apocalyptic proportions, there are others with a different agenda. They’ve learned of her discovery and will go to any lengths to acquire a sample—there is good money to be had in eco-terrorism. Armed only with her strength of mind and what courage she can gather, Julia prepares to battle the devastating scourge—and the terrorists determined to unleash it upon humanity.

 Witness In the Dark by [Larson, Lynne]Witness in the Dark-Lynne Larson:   What began as a picture-perfect summer vacation for college student Jenny Brodie has swiftly become a nightmare. When she left home on the back of her horse one sunny morning, she couldn’t have imagined what awaited her in the Utah desert. Now the darkness is closing in, and there is no way out. The woman saw what he did—she witnessed the shots he fired, the murder he committed. But she’ll never talk. He’s made sure of that. For a man desperate to hide his crimes, the pressure steadily rises as Jenny’s community bands together to find the missing young woman. As the searchers grow ever closer to discovering what he has hidden, so too does his desperation. He will stop at nothing to keep the woman hidden—but he has underestimated the second witness to his evil deeds: a young girl determined to protect Jenny. As the trail runs cold, will help come for Jenny before time runs out?

 Breach of Trust by [Peterson, Kathi Oram]Breach of Trust-Kathi Oram Peterson:  Lieutenant Commander Cooper Lane has so much to live for. With a loving husband and beautiful baby girl waiting for her back home, she is anxious to finish her mission in Afghanistan and return to her family. But in a split second, her world shatters. Her helicopter is going down in that hostile country, and there will be no survivors. Four Years Later . . . On a covert mission in an Afghan village, Navy SEAL Axe Talbot finds something no one ever expected: Lieutenant Cooper Lane—alive. Cooper survived the crash that killed her team and has been hiding behind enemy lines for four years. It’s the woman he’s been looking for and dreaming about for so long. After her rescue, Cooper is not sure she can survive the reality waiting for her back home—when she disappeared and was pronounced dead, her husband married her best friend. Cooper is lost, but her troubles are just beginning. In one horror-filled moment, her former husband is murdered before her eyes, and Cooper becomes the prime suspect. Now she must embark on one last mission to clear her name. And there are only two people she trusts to help her: her father and Axe, the SEAL who rescued her. Cooper and Axe take off, and together the makeshift team uncovers a trail of mysterious deaths that leads to unimaginable danger.

Undercover Target by [Holdaway, Frank] Undercover Target-Frank Holdaway:  When Matt Knight left his career as a spy to marry the woman of his dreams, he thought he was in for a life of domestic bliss. But after adopting a baby girl and her teenage brother from China, he finds that being a father comes with its own set of challenges—problems that his work as an antiterrorism agent did nothing to prepare him for. Or so he thought. When a Scout campout with his son takes a terrifying turn, Matt realizes his past and present have just collided, with devastating consequences. Deep in the rugged mountains of Utah, a band of mercenaries lies in wait. The target: Matt Knight. Their orders come from a dangerous enemy from the former agent’s past, one who is bent on destroying everything Matt holds dear. While struggling to protect his son and the other Scouts, Matt is horrified to learn the full extent of the plan: his wife and baby have been taken too. Now the agent-turned-family man must draw on his years of combat training in an explosive battle to save those he loves—or die trying.

Code Name Scorpion by [Gustainis Fuller, Donna]Code Name Scorpion-Donna Gustaini’s Fuller:  When Trevor Willis offers Dani Carpenter her dream job as director of a new camp for children, she is thrilled. Dani intends to keep Trevor, a family friend and confirmed bachelor, at arm’s length. But her heart changes toward him as they team up to protect Ady, the young daughter of a kidnapped scientist. After Trevor testifies against the son of Don Francisco Morales, a major supplier of heroin into the United States, Morales (aka the Scorpion) targets Trevor in a personal vendetta to destroy his reputation and then destroy everyone Trevor loves. With Ady tucked away in a secure location, Dani and Trevor embark on a chase that takes them from the forests of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of Mexico. They must stop the Scorpion before he strikes again.

Spotlight by [Abramson, Traci Hunter]Spotlight-Traci Hunter Abramson: Navy SEAL Craig Simmons has pledged his life to serve and protect, so when this newest member of the Saint Squad observes a stunning young woman on the beach being shadowed by an armed man, he leaps into action. It doesn’t take long to realize his mistake, but it also puts him in a position to meet a very well-known actress, Sienna Blake. For Sienna, the timing couldn’t be more perfect—she’s preparing for a role as a CIA agent, and who better to help her prepare than a Navy SEAL? Craig and Sienna develop a lighthearted friendship, though both are aware of their growing attraction. Neither realizes, however, that a treacherous enemy is setting in motion a terrifying plan to destroy Sienna . . . A series of near-fatal accidents on set are too close for comfort, and Sienna has been lucky to escape with her life—so far. Despite the rising danger behind the scenes, the show must go on. When the Saint Squad is enlisted by the FBI to safeguard Sienna on the ill-fated film set, Craig is driven to protect the woman he is quickly growing to love. As the list of suspects and motives grows, Craig and the Saint Squad will do whatever it takes to track down the perpetrator—before things turn deadly.

 

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LDS Easter Books

A Family Easter Celebration

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Start a new Easter tradition or complement your celebration of this most sacred holiday with this beautifully illustrated book. A Family Easter Celebration tells the story of the Savior’s selfless Atonement and miraculous Resurrection through scripture passages and Christ-centered music. Ideal for family Easter programs or personal reflection, this inspiring keepsake will help you draw loved ones near to celebrate the hopeful spirit of Easter.

 

The Women of Easter

by Liz Curtis Higgs

Wreath of Snow_cvr.inddYou’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty  unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.

What a trio. What a Savior!

Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.

The Holy Week for Latter-Day Saint Families

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Has your family ever celebrated the triumphal entry of Christ on Palm Sunday? Or learned about Passover and its connection to the Last Supper? Whether you want to create brand-new traditions or add to old favorites, The Holy Week for Latter-Day Saint Families has something for everyone to more fully commemorate the last week of the Savior’s mortal life.

This day-by-day guide will help you and your family celebrate the week leading up to Easter. Each day you’ll find something for children of all ages:

  • Scriptures related to the events of that day
  • Inspirational messages for families
  • Music and video ideas
  • Fun and meaningful activities
  • Festive recipes
  • Beautiful fine art pieces

Families will be reminded of Jesus as they experience Palm Sunday, Cleansing Monday, Parable Tuesday, Betrayal Wednesday, Last Supper Thursday, Good Friday, Salvation Saturday, and Easter Sunday. The Holy Week will draw your family closer to Christ this Easter and help you celebrate the true meaning of this important holy day.

To This End Was I Born
by David J. Ridges

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All hope, life, and mankind hinges on one momentous week:

The last week of the Savior’s mortal life. With characteristic clarity and insight, best-selling author and renowned gospel teacher David Ridges walks us through Christ’s final days in mortality, reminding us that Easter is, above all, a celebration of GOD’S LOVE FOR US.

 

A Book of Mormon Easter

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Experience Easter through scriptures, lyrics, and artwork in A Book of Mormon Easter. This inspiring book can be used in your home and at church to tell the Easter story as it was witnessed by the Nephites in the Book of Mormon.

This book contains artfully designed excerpts from Easter-related hymns and Primary songs. You can find the full sheet music for each song in the LDS hymnbook and the LDS Children’s Songbook.

Celebrate the Resurrection and the Easter season throughout the year with A Book of Mormon Easter.

The Savior’s Final Week

by Andrew C. Skinner

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Andrew C. Skinner’s deeply instructive works Gethsemane, Golgotha, and The Garden Tomb are combined in this single volume to help us more fully comprehend the miraculous, transformative power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In his thoughtful and inspirational way, Brother Skinner offers profound insights into the culminating events of the mortal life of our Savior.