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By Deseret Book Press Release

A Commemorative Salute to the First 100 Temples

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- It was in October 1998 when President Gordon B. Hinckley announced that "in all likelihood, we will have 100 or more temples operating in the year 2000." Commemorating the realization of that promise, Deseret Book is pleased to present "The First 100 Temples" (Eagle Gate, a division of Deseret Book, $39.95), a beautiful compilation of drawings from bestselling artist Chad S. Hawkins that combines with historical summaries and inspirational stories about the first 100 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Never before has one artist accomplished the monumental task of creating illustrations of so many different temples. Each drawing has incorporated Chad's signature "hidden" images, representing an important event related to that particular temple. The author conducted hundreds of interviews and did extensive research in creating this landmark collectible piece. Designed as a tribute to the sacrifice and commitment of those who labored to make temples dot the earth, "The First 100 Temples" will be a cherished keepsake for generations to come.

The commemorative first edition of "The First 100 Temples" features a color insert of six frameable prints.

Chad is also releasing a cassette tape entitled "Holy Places--Inspiring Stories from the First 100 Temples" (Eagle Gate, $10.95). The tape shares Chad's fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the building of temples around the world.

About the Author: Chad S. Hawkins began drawing temples at the age of 17. His portfolio to date includes special commissions for the governor of Utah, the Utah State legislature, the University of Utah, and This is the Place State Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. His artwork has been featured in magazines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and selected to be placed in the cornerstones of twelve of the Church's temples. Chad and his wife Stephanie reside with their children in East Layton, Utah.


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