Title: Christmas on Mill Street
Author: Joseph Walker
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Genre: Seasonal/ Inspirational
Year Published: 2009
Number of Pages: 144
The FOB Bible by William Bishop, B.G. Christensen, Samantha Larsen Hastings, Sarah Jenkins, Eric W. Jepson, Ryan McIlvain
Title: The FOB Bible
Hundreds of people have been queuing to see part of the UK's biggest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure in Birmingham.
Title: The FOB Bible
Authors: William Bishop, B.G. Christensen, Samantha Larsen Hastings, Sarah Jenkins, Eric W. Jepson, Ryan McIlvain, Danny Nelson, Arwen Talyor.
Author and conservative talk radio host Levin (Rescuing Sprite, Men in Black) takes on the Statist, a liberal straw man, in this collection of polemics against left-wing tenets (like "economic and social justice"), touchstones (like the New Deal) and institutions (strongholds of liberal thought like academia and the mainstream media).
The above video was sent to me from my local Sate House of Representative, Mike Morley. His website is http://mikemorley.org/
Title: The Actor and the Housewife
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Year Published: 2009
Number of Pages: 352
Reviewed by Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury
Second, I suspect that this book could be a little uncomfortable for any
reader who has not had a strong, though platonic, relationship with one
or more members of the opposite sex.
I enjoyed it immensely. The dialogue is "snappy" and made me laugh out
loud more times than I have in a book in years. The friendship it
explores, between the housewife, Becky Jack, and the actor, Felix
Callahan, is a lovely friendship, and it made me nostalgic for the good
buddies I had before I got married.
I appreciated all that the author did to explore the complications of
such a relationship along with the joys. When Becky's husband indicates
that he has problems with her friendship, she breaks it off completely,
even though it costs her. And when he realizes that it never threatened
their marriage, he loves his wife enough to see how important it is to
her and to her friend, the actor.
This book also made me cry, because sad things happen, and the author
explores those honestly and completely as well. At no point in the
story did I find myself thinking that there were questions the author
had avoided or aspects that had been given short shrift. The author
created characters with clearly shown motivations and well-thought-out
Becky is LDS, and her beliefs are part of the story. She even goes to
her bishop at one point, and I found the meeting with him to be very
believable. She prays when it makes sense in the story for her to pray,
and she struggles with losses in her life in a way that also makes
sense. She tries to be a good wife, mother, and friend, and I found her
and the other characters to be true to themselves and very real.
One small thing that I particularly liked was how different people would
confide to Becky just who the movie star they wished they could have
been friends with was. For me, it would have been Patrick Swayze.
Perhaps this book is not for everyone, especially those who can't
imagine anything other than a romantic relationship between members of
the opposite sex. It worked for me, and if you don't expect a romance,
it can work for any reader who enjoys real people in caring relationships.
Comic taken from
By R. Scott Lloyd
Church News staff writer
Published: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009
Taken from http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/57912/Word-of-the-Lord.html
[caption id="attachment_2356" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="Jason Olson, Deseret News Original Book of Commandments and Revelations is shown against backdrop of first two published Joseph Smith Papers volumes and a triple combination."][/caption]
When the latest volume in the Joseph Smith Papers Project is published next week, readers will gaze back in time and glimpse the process for preserving many of the revelations in what is now the Doctrine and Covenants.
The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Volume 1: Manuscript Revelation Books will be in bookstores on Sept. 22. It is the second book to be released in the anticipated 30-volume comprehensive scholarly set that will cover more than 2,000 documents in the Prophet's personal papers. The volumes are divided into six series: documents, history, journals, administrative papers, legal and business affairs, and revelations and translations. The first book, published last fall, was the first volume in the journals series.
Of necessity, the latest volume is larger and more expensive than the others. This is because it contains a full-color photo image of each page of two important manuscript collections produced by the Prophet and his scribes: the Book of Commandments and Revelations and the Kirtland Revelation Book. Together, these collections comprise the earliest known manuscripts of most of the revelations in today's Doctrine and Covenants.
"Coupling them together, we're presenting one of the most important collections of revelation manuscripts that the Church owns," said Robin S. Jensen, a member of the Church History Department staff and, with Robert Woodford and Steven C. Harper, one of the volume editors.