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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

by Wendee Wilcox Rosborough3

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

by Michelle Kendall5

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.

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Easter Children’s Books

Easter is right around the corner and we wanted to share just a few Easter books we hae here in our Children’s Department.

Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood

A cat with flair to spare, an Easter Bunny with a job to do, and a hilarious break from sticky-sweet Easter fare for fans of Patrick McDonnell and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems.

Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That’s what Cat would like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn’t leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five–no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even–yes–kind.

An homage to classic comic strips from the author of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book, this Easter treat has a bit of bite, a sweet center, and a satisfying finish—sure to inspire second helpings.

The Littlest Bunny in Utah by Lily Jacobs

It’s Easter morning, and the littlest bunny has a big secret: he’s actually the Easter Bunny! He has a lot of work to do! Join him as he hides eggs high and low, with a final stop at your house!

The Egg by M. P. Robertson

When the eggs hatches, and a baby dragon comes out, George knows exactly what to do.  A baby dragon needs to learn how dragons are supposed to act, including how to fly, how to breathe fire, and how to defeat a knight-so George starts the dragon lessons right away!  The dragon learns quickly, but he is anxious to find his own kind.  Then George wakes up the next morning and the little dragon is missing.  Will George ever see his dragon again?

The Sparkle Egg by Jill Hardie

Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam can’t shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his Sparkle Egg.

On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam’s egg is empty — and Sam’s wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with God’s light when we let God’s gift of grace into our hearts.

This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of God’s perfect grace.

 

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Easter & General Conference 2016

Easter Sunday is approaching (March 27th) as well as General Conference (April 2nd and 3rd) and we have put together a great display in our LDS Department just for you!


Our General Conference display is full of books: some written by the General Authorities and some all about Conference, including:

To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson by Heidi S. Swinton

To the Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson

To the Rescue is the much-anticipated official biography of President Thomas S. Monson. Beginning with President Monson s family heritage and his early years in Salt Lake City, it includes his vocational preparation and his career in the world of journalism. More important, this inspiring book recounts his lifetime of Church service. Called as a bishop at the age of twenty-two, as a mission president at thirty-one, and as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve at age thirty-six, he has traveled the globe to minister to the Saints for more than fifty years.

This book shares many of his personal experiences, from his visits behind the Iron Curtain to his contributions on the Scriptures Publication Committee and in the missionary and welfare areas; it also provides up-to-the-minute information about his work as Church President. Filled with wonderful photographs and little-known accounts, this biography is a portrait of a leader who ministers both to the one and to the many, and who is completely dedicated to doing whatever the Lord prompts him to do.

Standing For Something by Gordon B. Hinckley

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 the 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

A Future As Bright As Your Faith by Thomas S. Monson

President Thomas S. Monson has reminded Church members that we can have hope and happiness in whatever circumstances we face. As he says, “Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments.

There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.” This dynamic collection of thoughts for each day of the year from President Monson is certain to motivate and inspire us in our pursuit to be of good cheer. Containing 365 quotations and accompanying scriptures for daily reading, this small, carry-along sized book will fit in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It’s also an excellent resource for family home evenings, gospel lessons, talks, or personal study. Give the gift of hope—or keep yours alive—with the words of our beloved prophet.

 


We also have book all about the Atonement and the true meaning of Easter, including:

Celebrating A Christ-Centered Easter by Emily Belle Freeman

Discover how the personal experiences of people who were closest to the Savior during the final week of His life can change the way your family celebrates Easter. Learn the meaning behind the wheat baskets, the forget knot, the red egg, and other traditions that will help Easter become a “High Holy Day” in your heart and in your home.

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter offers hope for an Easter filled with the Spirit of Christ as we offer our finest to Him in deepest gratitude for His sacrifice. Return to the spiritual roots of this holy celebration with this beautiful gift book that will help bring you and your family closer to Jesus Christ.

Amazed by Grace by Sheri Dew

What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power?

In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

As we come to more fully understand the majestic doctrine of grace, our faith will increase. We will see how the Savior keeps His promise to make weak things strong. And we will believe the truth that “His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life’s challenges.”

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Easter product in the LDS department

Our LDS department is full of pictures, books, and music to help you celebrate this beautiful holiday. Come in and check them out!

He Is Risen CD by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present on this CD a selection of musical works centered on the miraculous events recounted and commemorated in the Easter story. In a variety of styles, and from different eras, these musical expressions of faith share the same fervent message—that our Savior lives, and has redeemed us with His love.

Tracklist:

  1. Christ the Lord is Risen Today
  2. In the Garden
  3. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  4. Jesus Has Risen
  5. He Is Risen
  6. Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain (from Messiah)

Easter Walk: A Treasure Hunt for the Real Meaning of Easter by Deborah Pace Rowley

5013891_easter_walk_hcFollow Tyler and Amy as they take a much-anticipated Easter walk with their grandpa. Using clues from the scriptures, they find six objects that symbolize specific moments in the Easter story. For example, they find something sharp to remind them of the Savior’s crown of thorns and something made of wood to remind them of the cross. As they walk, they learn important lessons about Easter and its particular message for their family — and yours.

This touching story beautifully illustrates the importance of the Savior’s Atonement and Resurrection as it helps us remember the true meaning of Easter. It teaches the eternal truth that families can be together forever.

Give Easter Walk as a meaningful gift, or read it with your family. It is a great way to start a new family tradition — the Easter walk.

The Savior’s Final Week by Andrew W. Skinner

Saviors_final_weekAndrew 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 out Savior.