Ensign, November 2012 (Ensign Magazine) by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONWelcome to Conference | President Thomas S. MonsonCan Ye Feel So Now? | Elder Quentin L. CookI Know It. I Live It. I Love It. | Ann M. DibbAn Unspeakable Gift from God | Elder Craig C. ChristensenBecause I Live, Ye Shall Live Also | Elder Shayne M. BowenAsk the Missionaries! They Can Help You! | Elder Russell M. NelsonOf Regrets and Resolutions | President Dieter F. UchtdorfSATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONThe Sustaining of Church Officers | President Henry B. EyringBecoming Goodly Parents | Elder L. Tom PerryBe Anxiously Engaged | Elder M. Russell BallardCome unto Me, O Ye House of Israel | Elder Larry Echo HawkWhat Shall a Man Give in Exchange for His Soul? | Elder Robert C. GayTemple Standard | Elder Scott D. WhitingTrial of Your Faith | Elder Neil L. AndersenProtect the Children | Elder Dallin H. OaksPRIESTHOOD SESSIONBrethren, We Have Work to Do | Elder D. Todd ChristoffersonBe Valiant in Courage, Strength, and Activity | Bishop Gary E. StevensonBeware Concerning Yourselves | Elder Anthony D. PerkinsThe Joy of the Priesthood | President Dieter F. UchtdorfHelp Them Aim High | President Henry B. EyringSee Others as They May Become | President Thomas S. MonsonSUNDAY MORNING SESSIONWhere Is the Pavilion? | President Henry B. EyringThe Atonement | President Boyd K. PackerFirst Observe, Then Serve | Linda K. BurtonLearning with Our Hearts | Elder Walter F. Gonz

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
308 reviews

The Christmas Mail Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides, Book One) by Kit Morgan

Be Watching for Book Two of the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series, The New Year’s Bride, coming December 2013

A Holiday Mail Order Bride Romance!

The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays!

Also from Kit Morgan: The Prairie Bride Series

Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he’d been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!

Summer James was young, she was beautiful and, an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, eighteen and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn’t count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley’s Christmas present!

Author: Kit Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
404 reviews

God’s Lions: The Secret Chapel by John Lyman

Summoned to Rome by an old friend, a Jesuit scholar finds himself using a code discovered in the Bible to unearth an ancient, hidden chapel in the catacombs under the city. When a rogue force of Vatican security officials are alerted to his discovery, the priest flees to the Holy Land with a clue … a clue that will lead him and a team of Israeli Christians to a much larger secret in the middle of the barren Negev Desert.Meticulously researched and drawing on scientific fact, John Lyman’s intriguing story takes readers into the world of scholars, archaeologists, code-breakers, and intelligence specialists who have discovered a prophetic code hidden within the Old Testament that authenticates the Bible as a book of supernatural origin and points to a divine plan. This gripping novel is truly a thought-provoking and action-packed thriller with implications for our future.

Author: John Lyman

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
387 reviews

A Tale of Two Elmos (Elmo Jenkins – Book Four) by McMillian Moody

Elmo Jenkins is celebrating his fifth anniversary as a staff member of First Church. Much has changed at the historic downtown church, with new Senior Pastor Billy Pike Jameson and his humorless wingman Lord Hatchet keeping Elmo more than busy. In the midst of helping the church navigate the precarious waters of starting a contemporary worship service, Elmo is asked to lead a mission trip to Papua New Guinea. As always, Elmo keeps his sense of humor and his faith in God’s higher purpose.On the home front, Elmo’s feisty mother-in-law is relentlessly pressuring him to produce a grandchild. Elmo’s friend Erlene has moved into an Assisted Living Facility where she’s stirring up some serious trouble. To make matters worse, someone is systematically burglarizing the homes of the First Church membership. Could there be an inside connection?Thurm, Harry, and Father Ted are still on board along with new friends Pearly Gates, The Radio Guy, and Stumpy the Squirrel.The readers say it best: “Not since Mitford has the day-to-day life of a minister been so much fun.”

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
179 reviews

The Old Man and the Tea (Elmo Jenkins – Book Three) by McMillian Moody

Elmo Jenkins is back for another fun-filled adventure at First Church. Tag along as his cadre of quirky friends continue to amaze, stupefy, and entertain Reverend Elmo. Be there when Erlene gets thrown in the slammer for conking a policeman with her dentures. Discover how Eddie Hughes breaks both his nose and his big toe. And suffer with Elmo as Bonnie puts him on a health food regimen. Thurm, Julianne, Father Ted and the rest of the gang are back along with new friends Sergio, the limo driver, and the mysterious Elijah Enoch. Through it all Elmo discovers some life-changing spiritual truths, and chances are, you will too. It’s another hilarious ride through the halls of First Church you won’t want to miss. – OBT Bookz

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
232 reviews

Blue Like Elvis by Diane Moody

With over 100 “Five star” reviews.Do you remember where you were the day Elvis died? I do. I know exactly where I was.I was there.In the spring of 1977, Shelby Colter moved back to Memphis, Tennessee hoping to make a fresh start after breaking off her engagement. Working as a patient representative hostess at Baptist Memorial Hospital–the world’s largest private hospital–she’s thrilled with her new job, assisting patients with their non-medical needs. She has to laugh at her colorful co-workers who constantly chat about Elvis-sightings. After all, Baptist Memorial was “Elvis’s hospital.”Shelby hits the ground running, taking care of her patients, getting to know her new friends, and bumping into . . . Dr. Tucker Thompson? Who knew that annoying kid who used to hang out with her big brother was now a resident at Baptist Memorial Hospital? Little Chubby Tucker–a compassionate, handsome doctor? As the summer rolls along, three people she loves face life-threatening situations, drawing Shelby back to her faith. And then one night, in a hospital prayer room, she pours out her heart to a most unexpected visitor . . .Blue Like Elvis is loosely based on the author’s real-life experiences while working at Baptist Memorial Hospital in the summer of 1977. While most of the novel is fiction, the setting of Shelby’s adventures are based on the author’s memories of those days in Memphis leading up to that unforgettable day . . . the day Elvis died.

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
231 reviews

The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy by McMillian Moody

Follow the antics of Elmo Jenkins, the quintessential, earnest young church intern as he learns the ropes in a large metropolitan church. Simultaneously hilarious and thought-provoking, this trilogy canonizes the ongoing adventures of the staff at First Church. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired. The readers say it best – “Not since Mitford has the day-to-day life of a minister been so much fun.”The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy includes all three full length Elmo Jenkins novels. Ordained IrreverenceSome Things Never ChangeThe Old Man and the Tea You get 675 pages of hilarious anecdotes, touching stories, and spiritual insights all woven into the day-to-day life of young minister, Elmo Jenkins. Here’s what readers are saying:”The Elmo Jenkins books are some of the most entertaining books I have ever read. I can’t put them down.” “I have read…no-devoured both books 1 & 2. They are every bit as much fun as the previously unmatched Mitford series. I hope to read more of this series very soon.””McMillian Moody has an absolutely witty and humorous way of putting words down on paper.” “This book [Ordained Irreverence] was a joy to read. It was full of humor and heart. The characters came to life between the pages and reminded me of all the diverse people you find within the walls of the church. It made me smile as we see through the characters the creativity of God.”  You’re sure to enjoy Elmo’s adventure from beginning to end. OBT Bookz

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
213 reviews

Georgia On Her Mind by Rachel Hauck

On a sunny Monday morning, Macy Moore was on the fast track to success. By noon, all of her dreams were derailed.

Macy Moore skedaddled from her hometown of Beauty, Georgia to Florida in order to make her own way in the world. Successful and happy, she couldn’t be more proud of her corporate executive job, her just-perfect boyfriend and her beach side condo. But it all falls apart when reads the first email of the day. She’s demoted to the lowest rung on the corporate ladder . . . and dumped! She goes from being “someone” to a being “nobody,” all on the eve of returning home to emcee her high school reunion.

Thank goodness for the “Single Saved Sisters.” With loyal friends Lucy, Adriane and Tamara by her side, Macy retreats to the House of Joe for coffee, consolation and heart-to-heart consultation. Can they help her put her life back together? Yet it’s when her former heartthrob, Dylan, shows up on her doorstep, that Macy begins to realize that leaving Beauty, Georgia took her away from everything in life she really loved.

Author: Rachel Hauck

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
214 reviews

With Every Letter (Wings of the Nightingale Book #1): A Novel by Sarah Sundin

They know everything about each other–except their real names.Lt. Mellie Blake is looking forward to beginning her training as a flight nurse. She is not looking forward to writing a letter to a man she’s never met–even if it is anonymous and part of a morale-building program. Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer stationed in North Africa, welcomes the idea of an anonymous correspondence–he’s been trying to escape his infamous name for years.As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other’s true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face-to-face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage by their pasts?Combining a flair for romance with excellent research and attention to detail, Sarah Sundin vividly brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing–and true love. “I love the nostalgia and drama of the WWII era. No one takes me back there better than Sarah Sundin. With Every Letter is a beautiful love story and has everything you want in a novel: romance, suspense, and characters you care about from the very first page. A marvelous beginning for her new series. I can’t wait to read the next book.”–Dan Walsh, award-winning and bestselling author of The DiscoverySarah Sundin is the author of A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow. In 2011, A Memory Between Us was a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards, and Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.

Author: Sarah Sundin

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
279 reviews

Reservations for Two by Anne Patrick

Widower’s Maggie O’Brien and Carson Jennings are both on a journey to rediscover who they are. Maggie, an adventurous former pastor’s wife of thirty-nine years, hopes to find closure in the place she and her husband spent their honeymoon. Carson, a retired judge, is living his lifelong dream of traveling across the U.S. in his RV. When their paths cross in the tranquil setting of Mason Springs, New Mexico, love is the last thing that either of them expects to find.

When this mix matched pair comes together they find themselves in some hilarious and even precarious situations. As the romance begins to blossom they face many obstacles that threaten to tear them apart, and what Maggie discovers about herself in New Mexico will redefine her future and alienate one of her children.

Will Carson and Maggie’s love for one another be strong enough to weather the storms or will their love for their children keep them apart?

Author: Anne Patrick

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
308 reviews