LDS. Mormon. Do angels exist? What are they? What are their functions and purposes? What is their ministry? Is there rank or precedence among them? Of what importance are they to us? Have angels ceased to minister? Through testimonies of persons in our own day, we read that angels do exist, that they do function today, and that they do direct and guide the affairs of women/men in the church.
We bought these 4 books for our children while living in England. The Anglo Saxons & Vikings, The Victorians, The Tudors, The Romans. They are very colorful, heavily illustrated, not too much text. Great way to learn. These went along with our visits to Castles, Great Houses, Stonehenge, London, etc. Now, my youngest is a senior and I am reluctantly putting them out there for another lucky family.
This edition was published in 1983 by Grosset and Dunlap. The illustration on this special edition, hard bound front is the one of Anne with her hand up to a large flowered hat on her head, not the one pictured. Pristine Condition.
So far I'm only a couple chapters in, and I think the book is OUTSTANDING. Excellent info, test studies, compilation of data and experiments, easy to read. Interesting. I've already learned something (nasty) about myself that I am going to change. I didn't know it was such an indicator of a bad marriage, one that will break up. We haven't broken up in 24+ years...but I need to stop something. This is a thinker's book. Love it!
The BOM is replete with great prophets and fascinating personalities. However awesome the BOM mayt be in it's scope of history and civilization, it's record is a personal one of individuals. This is about these individuals and the single family heritage to which they belong. Various authors: Arthur Bassett, John Welch, Marshall Craig, Allen Bergin, C. Terry Warner, Eugene England, Orson Scott Card, Robert Rees, Jeffrey R. Holland, Francine Bennion, Lenet H. Read, Chauncey C. Riddle, James R. Moss, Brian Best, Marilyn Arnold, W. Cole Durham, Jr., Henry B. Eyring, Marjorie Meads Spencer
Excellent! This is on the required reading list for those deploying to Afghanistan. My husband recommended it, and I resisted. But then I gave it a try - and read it last year and this year. Also, my book club read it. The book is eye opening for what REALLY goes on in Afghan homes. The multi wife situation. The favorite wife situation. The truly dismal living conditions. The plight of Afghan girls. Very interesting to read what is going on in households on the other side of the world.
Outstanding. I was hooked from the very first chapter: "Raymond R: "I'm not saying I didn't do it. I don't know". Awesome writing. Great character delineation. Masterful buildup of suspense. I coudn't put it down. Had to read in the tub. Take with me to lunch with a friend, in case she was late. Read past my bedtime. Worthwhile. I read fast and read a lot of books. Lately, have been running into mediocre books, which I won't continue. They don't hook me. They don't interest me. This is definitely a thumbs up!
David Sedaris makes me laugh. I liked "Me Talk Pretty Someday" better. That was the first book of his that I read. His chapters on learning French had me uncontrollably giggling to tears. I still think about his experience on that subject and smile.
Maybe I was sometimes reading while asleep, but I never found the corduroy and denim connection...
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs hooked me on his life and writing. This is a book I won't forget. His struggles about quitting drinking reminded me of my struggles with food addiction. No matter what diet, eating plan, exercise, etc. - I still want to eat too much and eat what I want. When I want. I especially want to eat this way when I'm eating a strict good food plan. :-) It's just not easy. Life is complicated. My past enters in. My emotions determine a lot.
I love Augusten's views on life, relationships, love, work. He's so normal and insightful, yet thinks he's a mess. As do we all on some occasions. Augusten shuns a former boyfriend, not giving him the time this friend needs, only to find out too late how much he loved his friend. Why didn't he show him how much he loved and needed him while there was still time? One of the dilemmas of life....May of us have been there, regarding parents passed on, children, etc.
Augusten represents us all. We're all human beings. Sometimes jerks, sometimes loving, sometimes we mess up bigtime, sometimes we keep it together...just barely. LOVE, love, love his memoirs. I've ordered 2 of his other books and right now, he is all I want to read. His appalling upbringing (Running with Scissors), his work in advertising & jerks encountered, his friends - like the National Enquirer - "I want to know".
Excellent learning disabled children murder mystery! A real page turner. From the beginning, I was caught up in the drama. Who did it? There are lots of twists turns and characters, but I was still surprised. A very good read.
LDS, Mormon classic. When sorrow or grief comes to us or our loved ones, our souls reach out for comfort and assistance. At such times we seek meaningful explanations of life and it's purposes. Messages of inspiration, hope, and comfort have been given by many people-those of past generations as well as those of today.