The Book of Mormon Girl
A Memoir of an American Faith
Paperback ISBN: 1451699689
Describes how the author struggled with her Mormon faith in spite of a loving childhood when she came to disagree with many of its tenets, recounting her adult pursuit of an honest life that balanced the beliefs of her heart and her faith. Original.
The Book of Revelation Made Easier
Paperback ISBN: 1599554186
Paperback ISBN: 0345803213
Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to life as a towering yet fully human figure, the remarkable captain of his people and his church for thirty years, who combined piety and the pursuit of power to leave an indelible stamp on Mormon society and the culture of the Western frontier. From polygamy to the Mountain Meadows Massacre to the attempted preservation of Young's Great Basin Kingdom, we are given a fresh understanding of the controversies that plagued Young in his contentious relations with the federal government. Brigham Young draws its subject out of the marginal place in history to which the conventional wisdom has assigned him, and sets him squarely in the American mainstream, a figure of abiding influence in our society to this day.
Paperback ISBN: 0674416856
Provides a comprehensive portrait of the Mormon spiritual leader, viewed by followers as a protector and by opponents as a heretic, and describes how his faith has impacted the Mormon religion for over a century.
Sovereign in America
Paperback ISBN: 0415844843
Brigham Young was one of the most influential—and controversial—Mormon leaders in American history. An early follower of the new religion, he led the cross-continental migration of the Mormon people from Illinois to Utah, where he built a vast religious empire that was both revolutionary and authoritarian, radically different from yet informed by the existing culture of the U.S. With his powerful personality and sometimes paradoxical convictions, Young left an enduring stamp on both his church and the region, and his legacy remains active today. In a lively, concise narrative bolstered by primary documents, and supplemented by a robust companion website, David Mason tells the dynamic story of Brigham Young, and in the process, illuminates the history of the LDS Church, religion in America, and the development of the American west. This book will be a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand the complex, uniquely American origins of a church that now counts over 15 million members worldwide.
The Burnout Cure
An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women
Paperback ISBN: 1621084027
If the demands of the day-to-day leave you feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and exhausted, you may be suffering from an all-too-common malady prevalent among women: emotional burnout. From work in and out of the home to service in wards and communities, the variety of worthy undertakings can seem endless. With such perceived cultural pressure to “do it all,
Dads Who Stay and Fight
How to Be a Hero to Your Family
Paperback ISBN: 1462120040
All I can ever hope for in life is that someday my wife and kids will look back and remember me as their hero. Don't just roll with the punches. Learn some tips from fellow dad Greg Trimble. In his debut book, Dads Who Stay and Fight, Greg praises