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The Order Is Love — Original Cast Recording CD

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Audio and Video, Women Authors, Zion BookWorks

Book and Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson Music by Lex De Azevedo The Original Brigham Young University production from 1971, now available on CD for the first time. The tale of Orderville, Utah, 1875-1885, where over 700 Saints lived and worked and played and prayed together in the United Order, a version of the Law of Consecration, seeking Zion, learning tolerance and patience, expanding love towards charity. We see our own foibles and failings in those of the residents of Orderville as they learn the hard lessons of sharing, giving, getting along, and wondering how can I love my neighbor even when I can’t even stand him and after all I work harder than he does and my skilled work is worth more than his lowly weed-pulling. And oh, it’s about romantic love too, discovering that people are more...

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Debbie: Diary of a Mormon Girl — Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Audio and Video, Women Authors, Zion BookWorks

Book & Lyrics by Heather Young Music by Lex De Azevedo © Deseret Book Company, Licensed here exclusively, by permission Long a favorite of those who saw the original touring production, this show delivers big on music and entertainment value, while providing essential ideas and concepts for living a Christ-Centered life.   Approaching her 16th birthday, Debbie is unsettled and unsure – about everything. Adolescence has really gotten her bewildered. She spends all her money on an expensive journal, in the hopes that she can keep track of all the things she wants and hopes for and despairs over. She names it Solomon. She talks to it, and it takes on the personality of a Young Man. Debbie dates. She despairs. Debbie searches for her testimony. She despairs but writes a letter to Boyd K. Packer. She dates and...

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You Are The Gift — Gift Book

Posted on May 2, 2017 in New Releases, Nonfiction, Women Authors, Zion BookWorks

by Jett Atwood & Stephen Carter A wordless parable about spiritual transformation through service. Meant as a gift book for someone who has blessed your life. Based on Matthew 25:34-40.             PRODUCT DETAILS: List Price: $9.99 6″ x 6″ (15.24 x 15.24 cm) Black & White Bleed on White paper 80 pages ISBN-13: 978-1537247083 ISBN-10: 1537247085 BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth Published on August 24, 2016 BACK OF BOOK: ORDERING: This site through our PayPal Shopping Cart for the price of $8.99 plus shipping and Maine sales tax. Click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button below: (It will ship directly to you from our offices.) NO KINDLE version is planned Bookstores and Resellers Contact us for availability and discount information through email or phone (801-550-7741) Your store will be listed above...

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Abish To Zenock — Book of Mormon Activity Book

Posted on May 2, 2017 in Humor, New Releases, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by Jett Atwood & Stephen Carter (from the iPlates Book of Mormon Comic Book Series) Fun Book of Mormon-based coloring pages, crosswords, word searches, mazes, and other activities. From the creators of the iPlates comic books. Pure Book of Mormon awesomeness! PRODUCT DETAILS: Paperback: 102 pages ISBN-10: 1544039727 ISBN-13: 978-1544039725 Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 11 inches Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Denominations & Sects > Mormonism Books > Religion & Spirituality LIST: $14.99 BACK OF BOOK: ORDERING: This site through our PayPal Shopping Cart for the price of $12.00 plus shipping and Maine sales tax. Click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button below: (It will ship directly to you from our offices.) NO KINDLE version is planned Other titles in the iPlates Series: Book 1 — iPlates Volume 1 (Alma, Abinadi, Zeniff) Book 2...

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Grandma’s Christmas Wish

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Women Authors, Zion BookWorks

by Shelley Bingham Husk It would take the knowledge of her impending death, for Grandma’s Christmas wish to come true. The Cavanaugh’s are a young family torn apart by tragedy, reunited by a wish. All Grandma ever wanted for Christmas was to have her family together. Twenty-nine-year-old Claire eloped to escape the memories of her parents, believing that her grandmother was responsible for their deaths. Twenty-seven-year-old Jack rarely comes home, having bought into Claire’s memories of the tragic night their parents were killed. Twenty-year-old Darby was only six when her parents died, ten when Claire ran away, and twelve when Jack left the house. Darby stayed home to take care of the grandmother who raised her. The kitchen at the Cavanaugh’s has always been the heart of the home. As Darby says, “Grandma always said, ‘You miss all the...

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iPlates Volume 2 Complete — Prophets, Priests, Rebels, and Kings — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 in New Releases, Nonfiction, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by Stephen Carter & Jett Atwood Pure Book of Mormon Awesomeness! A tyrant to depose. A city to defend. A family to save. A collection of three comic books based on the Book of Mormon: “Alma in the Wilderness,” “Gideon’s Revolt,” “Zerin’s Sacrifice.” While evading King Noah’s spies, Gideon and Alma launch a daring revolution to overthrow the tyrannical king. But a Lamanite army is advancing toward Shilom. Will Zerin be able to save her mother from the doomed city? Can Sybil lead Alma’s converts to safety? Packed with action, laughs, and inspiration, iPlates brings pure Book of Mormon awesomeness to your whole family. This collection is based on Mosiah 12–13.   NOTE: This volume takes “iPlates: Volume 2: Part I: Alma in the Wilderness” AND “iPlates Volume 2 Part II: Gideon’s Revolt” AND joins them together with a...

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Don’t Forget To Remember — Original Cast CD

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

by Pat Davis, Ralph G. Rodgers, Jr., & K. Newell Dayley A story about a teen, his machine and the unforeseen. This contemporary musical deals with the communication problems between parents and youth; and how each party has responsibility in the matter. A motorcycle crash enables a young man to travel back in time and unknowingly receive the counsel that he needs from the Apostle Paul; once awakened in his hospital bed he remembers that counsel and uses it to help him solve his problems. PRODUCT DETAILS 19 minutes 7 tracks UPC: 887936994371 Zion Theatricals List Price: $12.99 Available by October 31, 2014 SONG LIST Don’t Forget to Remember Bye, Bye Blackbird / Times Have Changed Life Was Once So Simple Gonna Make It! Will It End This Way? Walk While Ye Have The Light The Light Will Shine...

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Let Me Come In — An Illustrated Storybook for Christmas

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Christmas, Women Authors, Zion BookWorks

by Richard Bugg illustrated by Ruth Santos Have you ever wondered where Christ went in our celebration of Christmas? During not only the frantic rush of the modern Christmas season, but in the hurry and complexity of everyday life, the true meaning and origin of Christmas can get lost, or temporarily mislaid. In the tradition of Clement Moore’s classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas”, the authors hope to elicit you to invite the Saviour back into your celebration of this special time of year. Let’s put the “Christ” back in Christmas as we are told of a special Christmas Eve encountered by one man who was worried and haggard and drawn by all the secular trappings that have been laid on top of this holiday; and how he found release from his worries. (See below under Purchasing Options for...

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iPlates Volume 2 Part II: Gideon’s Revolt — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Nonfiction, Special Sale!, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by Stephen Carter & Jett Attwood While evading Noah’s spies, Gideon and Alma launch a daring revolution to overthrow the tyranical king. But a Lamanite army is advancing toward Shilom. Will Zerin be able to save her mother from the doomed city? Can Sybil warn Alma’s converts in time? Packed with action, laughs, and inspiration, iPlates brings pure Book of Mormon awesomeness to your home. Perfect for any family in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This comic book is based on Mosiah 18-19. Product Details: List Price: $9.99 6.75″ x 10.25″ (17.145 x 26.035 cm) Black & White Bleed on White paper 66 pages ISBN-13: 978-1500885137 ISBN-10: 1500885134 BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Religious Samples: FOR SAMPLES AND INFORMATION You can also visit the Blog at iplates.net LISTEN to the interview done by Nick Galieti...

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iPlates Volume 2 Part I: Alma In The Wilderness — Book of Mormon Comics

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Nonfiction, Special Sale!, The iPlates SERIES, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile

by Stephen Carter & Jett Atwood Alma sits shivering in the wilderness outside the city of Shilom. That morning he had been one of King Noah’s priests, living a sumptuous lifestyle and wielding great power. But then a lone prophet named Abinadi had preached to the king’s court and changed Alma’s heart. When King Noah decreed Abinadi’s execution, Alma tried to defend the prophet, but barely escaped with his life. Fortunately, Alma meets Gideon, a man who heads a group of revolutionaries dedicated to overthrowing the king. Gideon is intrigued by Alma’s message and decides to help him. But then Sybil, a woman Alma had known at the palace, emerges from the forest. Is she a spy from the king, or an honest seeker of truth? Meanwhile, the Lamanites are about to launch a surprise attack on Shilom. The...

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LIFE … More Sweet Than Bitter — Original Cast CD

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

Book and Lyrics by Pat Davis Music by K. Newell Dayley The moving story of Russian Jews forced out of Bolshevik Russia who come to settle in America. They go through the horrors of Ellis Island, long months and years of separation, religious differences in a new land all to build one man’s dream only to end up settling in the Salt Lake Valley. This is the true story of Maurice Warshaw, a western supermarket pioneer and founder of the Grand Central chain of stores. (That has now become Fred Meyer/Smith’s Marketplace) Based on the biography of Maurice Warshaw by Rhoda Kelsch. Featuring Members of the Original Salt Lake City Cast from the production at THE PROMISED VALLEY PLAYHOUSE Cast includes; Craig Clyde, Michael Bennett, Nelden Maxfeild, Christine Timothy, Bryce Jolley, William Morley Nedra Yeates, Chris Anderson & David...

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The Dance — Premiere Recording CD

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in Audio and Video, Women Authors

Book and Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson Music by J.A.C. Redford Come to the dance and meet: Couple #1 — Neil and Karen “the perfect married couple” to everyone but themselves; Couple #2 — Howard, still searching for “the right one” 14 years after his mission, and Alison, a recently divorced mother of three; ‘Couple’ #3 — Brad, 18, and suffering from his first broken heart, and Janet and unclaimed jewel of 23. PRODUCT DETAILS 33 minutes 11 tracks UPC: 887936838224 Zion Theatricals List Price: $14.99 SONG LIST You Come To The Dance I Tried Do You Take This Man? My Eternal Girl / Send Me A Man The Girl I Used To Be Be A Man The Dance Director May I Have This Dance? Love Lingers Always The M.C. The Tap Dance I’m Okay May I Have This...

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They Sang, Danced, Played and Prayed

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Drama Series, Historical, Nonfiction, Women Authors

The History And Philosophy Of The Cultural Arts Of The Mormon Pioneers by Shirlee Hurst Shields The foundations of the rich cultural traditions of Utah can be traced to the very earliest days of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today, Utah and it’s surrounding states have much to offer in the areas of music, dance and theatre, and it is mostly due to the efforts of the early Mormon Pioneers, both in Salt Lake City and in the areas surrounding Salt Lake and Utah. This is a short, fun and informative booklet for anyone interested in the cultural heritage of Utah, The Mormons, and the West. PRODUCT DETAILS: 4″ x 6″ (10.16 x 15.24 cm) Black & White on Cream paper 50 pages Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0615971360 (Zion BookWorks) ISBN-10: 0615971369 BISAC: Performing Arts / Theater /...

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Abbey Romney — Author

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Authors, Women Authors

Abbey Romney is a life-long supporter and graduate of BYU with a bachelor’s degree in communications, an emphasis in print journalism. Abbey has written personal journals, letters, research papers, poetry, stories, a religious symposium article (Selections from the Religious Education Student Symposium 2005), blog posts (abbeywriter.blogspot.com), newspaper articles (freelance for The Salt Lake Tribune), and magazine articles (News of the Church in the Ensign/Liahona). Abbey always looks back on her BYU experience with a smile or chuckle. You can read about her latest writing endeavors at abbeyromney.blogspot.com. Abbey Romney currently lives in West Bountiful, Utah with her husband and two children.           BOOK Authored: The BYU College Survival Handbook...

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The BYU College Survival Handbook

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Humor, Nonfiction, Women Authors

From One Blue Girl To Another by Abbey Romney Illustrated by Jarom Neumann From its Gorgeous Gals Club to the Roommate Rewards Program, The (BYU) College Survival Handbook: From One Blue Girl to Another is a brief, light-hearted book of anecdotal advice. It is the perfect gift book for the Latter-day Saint female freshman just learning to test her abilities, a recent high school graduate excited for the next step, or even a seasoned college student or college graduate who wants to smile. The insightful and sometimes humorous advice will motivate, inspire, and encourage anyone, but especially those with Brigham Young University connections, who has gone to college or lives away from home. If you feel like crying, read and laugh a little. If you don’t know where to turn, read, pray, and find your way. If you feel...

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Family Frolics, Relief Society Renditions and Sharing Time Skits

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in Drama Series, Nonfiction, Women Authors

The authors represented are: Charlee Cardon Wilson, Sam Christensen, Sharon Elwell, & James G. Lambert. This collection of 16 skits, sketches, playlets and monologues is specifically designed for use as inservice lessons, Primary Sharing Time, Family Home Evenings, Priesthood, Relief Society or Sunday School lessons, Firesides, Young Mens and Womens classes and meeting nights, and other Ward and Stake presentations. These short plays (not longer than 20 minutes) are designed primarily to teach, in an interesting way, a single or group of related Gospel principles. Drama makes all things easily understandable and able to be grasped by anyone who is learning. They are easy to produce and very affordable.  They can all be easily produced with a minimum of props and costumes and no setting. Or you can be as elaborate as you want. All of these short plays...

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Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Christmas, Drama Series, Women Authors

Compiled by C. Michael Perry Written by Myrth Burr, Carolyn Gifford, Charlee Cardon Wilson Featuring the work of Charlee Cardon Wilson, Myrth Burr and Carolyn Gifford, this Resource Manual of outlines and narrative structures will lend creativity and spiritual cohesiveness to your Christmas Sacrament Meeting presentations. All 7 of the selections included use popular Christmas songs and hymns to carry the wonderful message of the birth of the Christ Child to your congregations. A minimum number of individual copies of each program (emailed in a PDF document to you) must be purchased from the publisher to obtain performance or reading rights. The most you could spend on any reading is $8.00. There is no other royalty. Some of the original songs indicated in several scripts can be purchased for use from the Publisher, or other songs substituted. This book...

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Shirlee H. Shields

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Women Authors, Zion BookWorks

Shirlee H. Shields is the recipient of a B.S. Speech, a M.F.A., Theatre, U of U, and a Ph.D., Theatre, Speech and Cinema, BYU. She has given speech communication seminars to thousands of participants. Private students include political candidates, professionals, business executives, church and community leaders. She also is a playwright, director, and choreographer. She has written published manuals and magazine articles on the subjects of Speech, Theatre, and Dance, plus three produced plays and six readers’s theatre scripts. Her work has been seen and heard at BYU, BYU Hawaii, Babcock Theatre, U of U, Promised Valley Playhouse, Assembly Hall, Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs, CA, and numerous local stages in the S.L. Valley. Additional studies at USC. Married to attorney Jed W. Shields, she is the mother of two sons, and two daughters. Non-Fiction Titles Change Your Voice, Change Your...

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The Popcorn Wreath

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Christmas, Nonfiction, Women Authors

by Shirlee Hurst Shields Illustrated by Melita Lee Introductory price: $7.99 (+ shipping and Maine Sales Tax) The warm memories of childhood Christmases long ago, spent with the family we love and remember, tend to return to us over and over again. Each remembering brings some new flavor, or aroma or sight — some indelible memory — that kindles or re-lights those warm feelings of the season. Each time the memory is made fresh, some new detail, or little delight springs back fully blown. Author, Shirlee Shields, and Illustrator, Melita Lee, have created just such a memory for us in The Popcorn Wreath. As Shirlee looks back at the sweet Christmas memories associated with the making of popcorn balls with her Grandmother and Mother, the story finds its poignancy in a childhood that is recalled by one no longer...

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A High and Glorious Place

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Drama Series, Women Authors

by Elizabeth Hansen. Eliza R. Snow is one of the few Mormon women who has become a heroine. It is February 11 of 1846 and the town of Nauvoo is bustling as the Saints make ready to leave for Winter Quarters. As Eliza packs, she finds herself doubting her decision to go west. During the night, as she contemplates her life and faith, she comes to understand God’s purpose for her, which ultimately propels her into her role as the great and inspiring woman who figured so importantly in the early days of the Church. Often called “Zion’s Poetess” by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Eliza was an imperfect, yet obedient, daughter of God. One actress tells us the story of this incredible woman’s Faith. Perhaps by experiencing some of Eliza’s doubts, fears and sorrows, we can find some solace...

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