BOOKS and THINGS



"Forgotten Skills of Backyard Herbal Healing and Family Health" by Caleb Warnock and Kirsten Skirvin details the natural herbal remedies of healing. Warnock is an award-winning journalist and survival instructor. Skirvin is a master herbalist with over twenty years experience. Modern medicine can work wonders, but most of it has roots in the healing powers you’ll find in your own back yard. This informative book teaches you to harvest, dry, and store herbs that will keep you healthy. Discover how to use natural remedies safely so you can nurture your family’s wellness without leaving home.


"Seek and Find - Book of Mormon Stories" by Jason Pruett is perfect for the little ones. Play hide and seek through the stories of the Book of Mormon!


“Forgotten Skills of Backyard Herbal Healing and Family Health” by Caleb Warnock and Kirsten Skirvin details the natural herbal remedies of healing. Warnock is an award-winning journalist and survival instructor. Skirvin is a master herbalist with over twenty years experience. Modern medicine can work wonders, but most of it has roots in the healing powers you’ll find in your own back yard. This informative book teaches you to harvest, dry, and store herbs that will keep you healthy. Discover how to use natural remedies safely so you can nurture your family’s wellness without leaving home.


“Canning Cents”, the money-saving whole folds canning handbook by Stephanie Peterson just makes sense and dollars. Season chef Stefanie Peterson, author of the “Meals-in-a-Jar” handbook and the “Gourmet Food Storage” handbook is an avid home canner who teaches you how to get that fresh farm-to-table taste and by preserving your own organic produce and whole foods. Whether you’re a canning pro or a novice, this book is sure to become your go-to guide for canning foods with remarkable flavor and gourmet flare.


“The Magical Slow-Cooker - Recipes for Busy Moms” by Sarah Olson will make you believe in magic from your slow cooker. From breakfast to dessert, these recipes are perfect for busy moms who want something that’s quick and wholesome, not to mention delicious. With prepare-ahead tips and time-saving tricks from this little book, you can experience the magic of your slow cooker every night of the week. Try freezer marinara sauce – you’ll never go back to the charred sauce again. And bacon barbeque slow cooker meatloaf or season chicken potatos and green beans will amaze you.


“Summer Campaign” by Carla Kelly is a romantic novel that lifts the spirits. Miss Onyx Hamilton is about to make what everyone agrees is a perfect marriage, until handsome Major Jack Beresford comes galloping into her life. But with his fortune and connections, Onyx knows he’d never ask for her hand, would he? New and long-time fans alike will relish this delightful romance from Carly Kelly. Charming, sweet, and full-of-fun, it’s simply impossible to stop reading. Carla Kelly is the author of “Borrowed Light,” “Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand,” and “My Loving Vigil Keeping.”


“What Is Lost” by Lauren Skidmore is a red-riding hood tale of betrayal and longing. After failing to exact vengeance on the prince, mask-maker Joch flees Venecia for find his long-lost love. Along his way, Joch meets a red-cloaked assassin named Kit who tells him she knows where to find the answers he’s seeking. Soon Joch and Kit are racing to avoid the prince’s guard, and find their way to safety. And though Joch wants to trust Kit, he suspects she’s leading him straight into a trap. Unravel the deceptions and uncover the mysteries in this thrilling fantasy.


10 Questions to Answer While Preparing for a Mission: For those preparing for a mission, are you ready to be part of the greatest generation of missionaries? “10 Questions to Answer While Preparing for a Mission” by Benjamin Hyrum White gives you the additional mental preparation and spiritual motivation necessary to answer this call. The 10 questions found in this book will help you look deep within yourself to determine if you have sufficiently raised the bar in preparing for full-time missionary service. Brother White is a seminary teacher, and recently received his master’s degree in religious education from BYU, where he wrote the history of “Preach My Gospel.”


Hebrew Roots of Mormonism: As a graduate of BYU and a doctor from William and Mary, David L. Thomas is a practicing attorney and student of early Christian history. “The Hebrew Roots of Mormonism” describes Christianity's original roots in Hebrew traditions and culture, then explains how Mormonism is the faithful inheritor of those traditions. Following the death of the original twelve Apostles, Christianity became fractured, but when a young boy knelt to pray in the spring of 1820, revelations restored Hebrew Christianity to the earth as Mormonism.

The Savior's Symbols: Seven Affirmations from the Life of the Master: Mark Amacher examines the context and significance of the symbols the Lord used in his teachings. Amacher, a retired businessman from General Electric, now serves with his wife as a Church Service Missionary and a Temple worker in North Carolina. In his book, Amacher outlines each teaching opportunity, describes the characters, and helps you understand to whom these symbolic messages were directed. This insightful book invites you ponder anew the life, ministry, and sacred mission of Jesus Christ.


Visions of Glory: Speaking of the last days, in Joel Chapter 2, versed 28, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:” From John Pontius, read “Visions of Glory,” a true account of a common man’s near-death experiences. He tells of his impressions about the miracles of the millennium, the return of the Ten Tribes, the building of the New Jerusalem and temple, and many other astonishing events long prophesied in scripture but never before described in such vivid detail.


Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand: From Carla Kelly, read “Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand.” After her husband's death, Roxanna Drew is left with more beauty than fortune. Now, desperate to escape the perils of her past life, she must learn to trust the dashing Lord Winn---a broken man with a past of his own. This award-winning romance by bestselling author Carla Kelly is tenderly written and sure to find a place in your heart.


My Loving Vigil Keeping: From Carla Kelly, read “My Loving Vigil Keeping.” Della's giving up all the comforts of bustling Salt Lake City to teach school in a rural coal mining camp. Little does she know, she may soon be giving up her heart as well. But when tragedy strikes in the Scofield Mine, Della's life is changed forever. Based on true events, this thrilling new romance from award-winning and bestselling author Carla Kelly is a must-read! nd Things.


The Saratov Approach, the true story of two LDS missionaries serving in Russia in 1998. While en route to teach a friend, they were abducted, beaten, and held in a remote location for several days for a ransom from the LDS Church. With their family, friends, and the world praying for their safe return, these missionaries were tested physically, emotionally, and most of all spiritually. The movie was praised by The Salt Lake Tribune, The Deseret News, and Meridian Magazine. The Mormon Movie Guy gave it an A-; saying: "The Saratov Approach isn't just great Mormon cinema, it's great cinema, period.


"Gluten-Free Made Easy" by Christi Silbaugh: If someone in your family is trying to avoid gluten, read "Gluten-Free Made Easy. Learn dozens of tips and tricks to avoid gluten. Then try over 150 tasty, simple recipes, such as Creamy Chicken Taquitos, Margherita Pizza, Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookies. These experts know the difficulties of living gluten-free. Now they’ve compiled everything you need to know about gluten freedom in a one-stop, informative cookbook. Going against the grain has never been easier, or more delicious!


"Mentally Tough Teens": Get your head in the game! Read “Mentally Tough Teens - Developing a Winning Mindset” by Justin Su’a. Become a champion in sports, school, and relationships using these tips from the trainer of Olympians, professional athletes, contestants in “Dancing with the Stars,” and military personnel around the world. Justin Su’a is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Utah. His how-to guide of mental toughness trains teens to enhance their motivation, build their confidence, and bounce back from any adversity.


"9000 Miles of Fatherhood" by Kirk Millson: Follow a workaholic and his emotionally estranged 13-year-old son on a four-month long journey to Panama’s Darien Gap in this true, no-frills travelogue. In spite of robbers, corrupt law enforcement, and their sub-par Spanish, or perhaps because of them, Kirk Millson and his son Peter undergo astonishing transformations. This hilarious yet hair-raising memoir follows a timid boy’s rise from D-student to straight-A academic juggernaut and his father’s rediscovery of a purpose far greater than the job he left behind.


“Priesthood Power - Unlocked” by bestselling author David J. Ridges: Worthiness to hold and to use the priesthood is not a suit faithful men wear on Sundays and hang in the closet the rest of the week. This booklet shares powerful examples of priesthood power in action and addresses some of these questions: • What if your faith isn’t “up to par” when called upon to give a blessing? • What can you do to spiritually prepare before administering blessings? • What if clear inspiration does not come when giving a blessing? Gain preparation and confidence so that you are prepared to administer to the sick and give blessings of counsel and comfort at any moment.


"Up in Smoke" by Matt Pelton: "If the mention of St. Louis ribs, beef brisket, or smoked bacon gets your mouth watering, then “Up in Smoke” is for you! - perfect for any barbecue enthusiast. Learn the different types of smokers, the various smoking methods, and the proper processes and temperatures for perfect flavor, plus competition-quality recipes for pork, chicken, beef, and more. Try the -Cajun-Style Smoked Fish -Tri-Tip Roast -Teriyaki Jerky -Maple-Cured Bacon. World-champion chef Matt Pelton, author of Cast Iron Chef and Cast Iron Gourmet, learned to smoke meats the hard way, so now you don’t have to! With Up in Smoke, your fiery feasts will be the envy of every backyard in the neighborhood.