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

Angel On Board – Guardian Angels 101 (True Angel Books) by EJ Thornton

Angel On Board takes us through the death of a man (Martin) and the re-birth of him as a guardian angel. Angel on Board takes us to Heaven and back again. Guided by his own guardian angel (George), all the angels interact with Martin’s family to help them cope with their bereavement and adjust to life without him.Angel on Board is primarily based on the author, EJ Thornton’s life during the pregnancy of her son. The baby’s grandfather passed away just a few weeks before her son was conceived. Even though EJ and the baby’s grandfather never met on Earth, EJ felt an amazing connection to him. She feels like he guided her to write his story… this story.Filled with laughs, love, romance and some very poignant moments, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry as Angel On Board takes you on a wild ride, practically providing the veritable proof of Heaven. Once you read Angel On Board, you’ll believe in your own guardian angels, you’ll look for the deeper meaning in amazing coincidences and you’ll know that you are loved!As soon as you are ready to see guardian angels in action and then recognize them in your own life, then click on the cover of Angel On Board.

Author: EJ Thornton

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
71 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

Woman of Flames by Kim Stokely

Based on the life of a Jewish prophet, Woman of Flames is a sweeping epic of how faith, lust, and revenge can drive nations into war.

As a child, Deborah must convince those around her that her visions are a gift from the Hebrew God, whom she is called to serve. As she matures, Deborah battles the prejudices of her people to achieve the position God has ordained, that of a spiritual leader for Israel. Growing in confidence and power, Deborah accepts God’s promise to use her to free the Israelites from their oppressors. One man stands in her way‒Sisera, general of the Canaanite army.

With nine hundred chariots, thousands of soldiers and the help of a sadistic priest, Sisera relentlessly pursues his one objective—total annihilation of the Israelites. After he captures Deborah, his life is altered in ways he never dreamed possible. Attracted to her power and consumed by her beauty, Sisera’s single obsession becomes to possess Deborah, body and soul.

Deborah fights against the temptations of her enemy, and her own fears, to ignite a fire of rebellion that could set her people free.

Author: Kim Stokely

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
64 reviews

Seven Silent Witnesses: Finding Freedom Through the Power of Forgiveness by Cheryl Bramlett

SEVEN SILENT WITNESSES – Finding FREEDOM Through the Power of Forgiveness. ONLY $2.99 Every Day!

Inspiring! Compelling and deeply moving, Seven Silent Witnesses is the story of one girl’s emotional journey from extreme brokenness to remarkable wholeness. No one wants to live their life attracting dysfunctional relationships! Would you choose to be “Pitiful” or “Powerful”? Do you want to be a victim – or victorious?

IF YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING WITH UNFORGIVENESS, THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ. Counselors, teachers, parents, people working with children and youth can all gain insight and understanding of the abused and abusers in reading this book. It gives practical, down to earth steps to finding freedom and wholeness. It can inspire you or someone you love to get past the past and dysfunctional relationship choices. You may need personal growth and transformation in your life – this book will let you see that it can be done!

Told from the perspective of Cheryl, the oldest of seven siblings, there are glimpses into the heart and soul of each of the other children as they experienced unimaginable abuse and pain throughout their childhoods.

This book is a message of hope and unexpected joys as you experience the journey with Cheryl as she discovers the road to freedom through the Power of Forgiveness. Cheryl learned to forgive her abusers and her past, and it opened up opportunities for her life to change. In speaking and sharing all over the United States and in other countries, for so many years, her story has powerfully impacted thousands of other hurting people all over the world.

Cheryl’s bold message that she so eloquently conveys to the reader is that they must not remain just victims, or survivors – they can become healers of themselves and others, just as she has done. The book resonates with the colors of triumph, courage and life-sustaining caring for others.

We are so thankful to everyone for the great reviews and comments on the book! It is truly overwhelming to see all the great private messages and e-mails too -and so many people taking the time to read. Many say they can’t put it down and read it in a just day or two – straight through! That is a precious gift – TIME – because peoples lives are Busy! It is truly more and better than we could have dared ask or hope for! Thanks for your interest in and support of Seven Silent Witnesses!

We hope the message of this book spreads like wildfire and helps WIN many battles for the war on abuse, and will help restore THOUSANDS of Walking Wounded. Please “LIKE” us on Facebook – and we appreciate all GOOD (ie. especially 5 star) reviews. :) Find us at www.sevensilentwitnesses.com

Author: Cheryl Bramlett

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
53 reviews