What will it be like for a marriage to continue past death into the eternities? What does it mean to have a perfected body, or to love an eternal being? Stephenie Meyer has an answer. Breaking Dawn, the last novel…
Library Journal this month ran an interesting article offering a big-picture perspective on the world of LDS and LDS-related publishing, highlighting close to 40 books on doctrine, history, sociology, comparative theology and devotional topics, as well as periodicals, video, and…
I recently read Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion Year History of the Human Body (Pantheon Books, 2008) by Neil Shubin, a paleotologist and professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago. By coincidence, Jared at LDS Science…
by Stephenie Meyers (Little, Brown, 2008). 617 pp. WARNING: major spoilers Stephenie Meyerâ€™s foray into science fiction is a well-deserved best seller, and a great piece of Mormon literature. The romantic interaction between Bella and Edward and Jacobâ€”wait, I mean…
If you are an adult, inevitability comes in the form of death and taxes. If you are a child, it comes as the middle school research project.
A Rascal By Nature, A Christian by Yearning: A Mormon Autobiography by Levi Peterson.
An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells by Carol Cornwall Madsen
Today I abandon my personal policy of only writing book reviews that are, on balance, positive.
Easter celebrations and the lack thereof have been a hot topic recently; if you want to add something to your celebration of this season, I highly recommend this book.
We begin with a quiz: How many book-length biographies of LDS women can you name? . . .
In the 1990s, Carol Nielson inherited a quilt. Or, to be more precise, half a quilt. . .
I have a friend –I know her through the homeschooling community–with an interest in the Church. She told me that one of the books that she read about the church was Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent…
Every writer’s worst nightmare actually came true for Hugh J. Cannon: the only copy of his manuscript was “misplaced” by the publisher. . .
Can you really understand what the Restoration is if you don’t have your mind around what the Great Apostasy was?
Thank you, Elder Uchtdorf and Ben Sowards, for creating the first LDS children’s book that deserves to transcend the LDS market. .
Most people don’t appreciate the wonderful world of children’s nonfiction books.
If you liked the recent President McKay biography, you are going to love the new biography of President Kimball.
The techniques that Evangelicals use to convert Mormons to ‘traditional Christianity’ do not work. The same cannot be said for the method proposed by David L. Rowe in his new book. .
While David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism is nearly perfect in every way, one thing it doesn’t do is provide an intimate portrait of President McKay. That lacuna is partially filled by Heart Petals: The Personal Correspondence…
You just gotta love any book that has a picture of a seven-year-old boy cleaning a toilet on the cover.