From the back of the book: Reviews Both laughter and tears will fill your soul with this heartwarming collection of a dozen true Christmas stories from favorite LDS authors, ordinary people whose lives have been touched in extraordinary ways. Discover lighthearted surprises, faith-affirming treasures, and thought-provoking insights about the greatest gift of all in this wonderful keepsake book. You'll want to share these timeless holiday tales of peace, hope, and love year after year. Contributors include: Anita Stansfield, Betsy Brannon Green, Clair M. Poulson, Jerry Borrowman, Jennie Hansen, Julie Coulter Bellon, Connie Angeline, Jeri Gilchrist, K.C. Grant, Susan Aylworth, Michele Paige Holmes, Marlene Bateman, Kenneth M. Page. This is a book of short stories by a variety of LDS authors. I enjoyed all of the stories about sharing Christmas. The stories inspired the Spirit of Christmas. I found myself teary eyed while reading some of the stories. I would recommend this as a good addition to your Christmas library. You can find this on www.deseretbook.com.
From the back of the book: Scott Jenson hates everything he knows about road shows: cheap costumes, silly songs, and bad acting. Being asked to create a road show is his worst nightmare come true. Can flawed but talented artist create a piece of art that testifies of Jesus Christ? And is there any way that something so trivial can have a healing effect on the lives of five troubled souls? A pornography addict, a depressed young mother, a sick older woman, a lonely outcast, and a spiritually numb elder's quorum president are about to find out. Braden Bell gives a five-star performance with The Road Show. With true-to-life characters, humorous situations, and tender realizations, this book is guaranteed to make you smile and applaud for more.
When I first saw the title of this book I was immediately taken back to the 1st road show I was in at 12 years old. It was Sweet Sue and the Banana Tree. I don't remember much about the show except that it was ever thing the back cover of the book described. With that picture in my mind, I decided to read The Road Show by Braden Bell. This book was nothing like I expected. It was a very touching story about a group of troubled people, who come together to put on a road show. Each person was portrayed so it was hard not to feel their pain, except maybe the Elder's Quorum president. Reading about the performance and the mighty changes that took place in the hearts and lives of the cast made me cry. I would recommend this book to everyone, but make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy. The Road Show is available at http://www.deseretbook.com/ & http://www.seagullbook.com/. As always you can check your library for inter library loan. To learn more about Braden Bell CLICK HERE.
Welcome to Mary's Book Corner. I read a lot and like to share my opinions about the books I read. The opinions on this blog are my own, not everyone will share my taste in books or agree with my opinion. You are welcome to post opposing opinions, but keep it friendly and civil. Writing a review always reminds me of the much hated Book Reports I had to do in grade school, so my reviews are usually short . I hope someday I will get past that, until then it is what it is.
Welcome to my blog. The thoughts and opinions here are strictly my own. My parents signed me up for my 1st book club before I was born. I have always loved books and reading. The 1st LDS Fiction I read was Added Upon by Nephi Anderson when I was 10. At the time it was the very best LDS Fiction had to offer. It has greatly improved over the past few years. I read as much as I can in my spare time. I grew up in Massachusetts, went to High School at Algonquin Regional High School, and college at Utah State University. I have lived in Michigan, Massachusetts & Utah. I currently live in Phoenix, AZ where I work full time as a Patient Care Advocate, My other activities include crocheting, I especially like Amigurumi Animals.
Family History is another passion I wish I had more time to work on it.
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In 1967 and again in 1977 President Spencer W. Kimball challenged the members of the Church to produce works of art that would do justice to the drama and beauty inherent in the history of the Church and its mission in the world. “We are proud of the artistic heritage that the Church has brought to us from its earliest beginnings,” he said, “but the full story of Mormonism has never yet been written nor painted nor sculpted nor spoken. It remains for inspired hearts and talented fingers yet to reveal themselves.” (See Ensign, July 1977, p. 5.)
No doubt, we will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. But such literary greatness will be achieved only by great souls. Our religion is capable of cultivating those great souls; and it shall.