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By Kent Larsen

New Products: Missionary Stories, Tools, and Personal Testimonies

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Among the new titles released by the major LDS publishers this season are a number that look at missionary work, provide tools for missionaries and inspiring materials for missionaries. Most interesting is a book from Cedar Fort by Frank Leach that shows how consistent efforts of many missionaries over years made a difference for his family and for a Wyoming town. Other books provide tools for missionaries, inspiring essays on belief, and the soundtrack for the new movie about Elder Groberg's missionary experiences.

What may be the most popular of the books featured this week is "Why I Believe," Deseret Book's collection of essays on belief by prominent LDS Church members. Unlike previous collections, this one features many contributors who are not Utahns, and who have built reputations outside of Utah.

Also likely to be popular is the soundtrack for "The Other Side of Heaven," the movie opening this weekend in select Utah theaters, about the missionary experiences of Elder John H. Groberg. The highly-touted film is the biggest LDS film since "God's Army" and the first recent film aimed at an LDS audience that is not by Richard Dutcher.

New and recent products:

Why I Believe
Book; LDS Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Authors and Subject $19.95

Dozens of prominent LDS Church members tell why they believe. The contributors write inside, personal accounts of the reasons why they have faith in the LDS Church and how that faith has shaped his or her view of the world. Their stories are as diverse as their careers and life experiences. Contributors include author Stephen R. Covey, football star Steve Young, broadcaster Jane Clayson, performer Gladys Knight, former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, businessman Bill Marriott, author Richard Paul Evans, businessman Mitt Romney, Senator Orrin Hatch, business guru Clayton Christensen, Philadelphia Eagles football coach Andy Reid, and others.

Why I Believe
More about "Why I Believe" at

Mission Accomplished by Frank Leach
Cedar Fort
Book; LDS Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Author and Subject $9.95

A convert tells how a succession of missionaries serving in a small Wyoming town slowly changed the lives of a family and of the town through their dedication and perseverance. While no individual missionary saw many baptisms, their consistent effort over many years made a tremendous difference.

Mission Accomplished
More about "Mission Accomplished" by Frank Leach at

Or see more about "Mission Accomplished" by Frank Leach at

The Missionary's Little Book of Teaching Tools by R. Dale Jeffery and V. Ruth Jeffery
Covenant Communications
Book; LDS Publisher; Non-fiction; Mormon Authors and Subject $9.95

Ideas missionaries can use to teach the principles and doctrines in the missionary lessons. These tools are also useful for those that have returned from their missions, helping them teach basic principles in family home evenings,firesides, church lessons and ward activities.

A House Divided
More about "Faith of Our Fathers, Vol. 1: A House Divided" by N. C. Allen at

The Other Side Of Heaven soundtrack by Kevin Kiner
Excel Entertainment
Music CD; LDS Publisher; Mormon Performer and Subject $15.98

The soundtrack for the new film about the missionary experiences of Elder John H. Groberg. The soundtrack captures the drama and adventure of the motion picture.


The Other Side Of Heaven soundtrack
More about "The Other Side Of Heaven soundtrack" by Kevin Kiner at Excel Entertainment


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