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 Nationally Released Book Tells History Of Universe According To LDS Doctrine
On the heels of LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley's groundbreaking book communicating common values to a non-LDS audience, a new book from a national publisher seeks to explain LDS doctrine in clear terms, free of LDS jargon and correlation. Coke Newell, who manages the LDS Church's Media Resource Development, has written a new book, "Latter Days," for St. Martin's Press, which released it to Utah bookstores this week and will release the book nationally on April 5th.

 Elders Oaks & Wickman Write Chapter For Ecumenical Book On Proselyting
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve and Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Second Quorum of the Seventy have written a chapter for the new book, "Sharing the Book: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism" from ecumenical publisher Orbis Books. The book contains chapters from various religions on their histories and experience balancing proselyting with respecting the human rights of those that hear their messages.

 Music in the Great Hall
More than 600 persons enjoyed the Mormon Choir of Washington D.C.'s 20th Anniversary concert (March 18, 2000) in the Great Hall at the historic National Building Museum in Washington D.C.

 Ex-Detective Throws Book At Polygamy
John R. Llewellyn, a retired sheriff's detective, father and storyteller, has written, "Murder of a Prophet: The Dark Side of Utah Polygamy." This fictionalized drama of doomsday polygamists has angered some of the region's polygamists. Leaders in Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, areas where a large tenet of plural marriages prevail, are banning the book.

 Novel nets Ricks teacher $1,000 from LDS group
Recently, Jack Harrell, LDS writer and member of the English Department at Ricks College, received the $1,000 Marilyn Brown Award from the Association for Mormon Letters. The award is for his unpublished novel, "Every Knee Shall Bow," the story of a young man who finds his way back to God after life as a prodigal.

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