By Kent Larsen
New Products: Help for Missionaries, Young Children and Reflections on Emma Smith
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Former Provo Missionary Training Center
president Ed J. Pinegar has produced a new book to help missionaries
learn to succeed on their missions. "The Ultimate Missionary
Companion" is meant as a guide for missionaries that will help them
be more successful. That guide is joined in the new books this week
by "Prayer Time" a board book on prayer for young readers and by an
author's reflections on Emma Smith.
Unfortunately, the board book sounds like it has missed the mark
slightly. Normally, board books are meant for children that are too
young to sit still for more than a few pages and who may destroy
those pages, if left to their own devices. But Deseret Book has added
'advanced stories for older readers' to this one for some reason.
Also new this week is author Buddy Youngren's look at the fascinating
life of Emma Hale Smith Bidamon, the 'elect lady of Mormonism' whose
refusal to join Brigham Young in the trek to Utah has long puzzled
the average LDS Church member. Youngren attempts to dispel some of
the confusion in his 'reflections.'
Also new is a romance novel from Deseret Book, "Masquerade," the
paperback version of Mormon historian Michael Quinn's "Same-Sex
Dymanics" and a novel by Blaine &Brenton Yorgason.
New and recent products:
The Ultimate Missionary Companion by Ed J. Pinegar
CD; LDS Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Author $11.95
Former Provo MTC president Ed J. Pinegar has produced a guide for
missionaries designed to lead them to success in their missions.
Pinegar's "Ultimate Missionary Companion" discusses: The Purpose and
Joy of Missionary Work, Preparing for a Mission, Gospel Knowledge,
Continually Being Motivated, Using the Book of Mormon as the Key to
Conversion, Teaching by the Spirit, The Mission After Your Mission,
More about "Ultimate Missionary Companion" by Ed J. Pinegar at Amazon.com
Prayer Time by Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce, Illustrated by Dilleen Marsh
Board Book; LDS Publisher; Fiction; Mormon Authors $10.95
A board book with easy-to-read text for young children and advanced
stories from the scriptures for older readers. This book teaches
children about Jesus and why we pray in his name. It teaches how to
pray and shows them that we can pray anywhere, anytime.
More about "Prayer Time" by Kathleen H. Barnes and Virginia H. Pearce at Amazon.com
Masquerade by Sierra St. James
Book; LDS Publisher; Fiction; Mormon Author and Subject $13.95
Romance novel telling the story of a recently-divorced LDS mother who
goes to work for a famous actor who has joined the LDS Church. The
mother is forced to hide her divorce from the actor for fear of
loosing her job, but it becomes increasingly difficult for her to
maintain her masquerade.
More about "Masquerade" by Sierra St. James at Amazon.com
Same-Sex Dynamics Among 19th Century Americans: A Mormon Example by D. Michael Quinn
University of Illinois Press
Book; University Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Author &Subject $19.95
Mormon historian Quinn's 1996 book about homosexuality among 19th
Century Mormons is now available in paperback. The book was
controversial among Mormons when it was released but was acclaimed
among national reviewers in the US.
More about "Same-Sex Dynamics Among 19th Century Americans: A Mormon Example" by D. Michael Quinn at Amazon.com
Reflections of Emma by Buddy Youngreen
Book; LDS Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Author and Subject $11.95
Author Youngren's reflections on the fascinating life of Emma Hale
Smith Bidamon, her suffering from poverty and persecution, her pain
at the premature deaths of her husband and many of her children, her
devotion to her posterity, and her loneliness at the close of her
life. Youngreen seeks to help the reader understand and respect this
Chester, I Love You by Blaine &Brenton Yorgason
Book; LDS Publisher; Fiction; Mormon Authors and Subject $12.95
The Yorgason brothers' acount of the misadventures of an obstinate,
loveable, one-legged goose who is destined to become Thanksgiving
dinner. The bird is raised by a youth, Travis Tilby, who soon
discovers that he loves the pet.