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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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City of Joseph — 1976 Original Cast CD

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

Book & Lyrics by R. Don Oscarson Music by Maughan W. McMurdie   The establishment, growth, development, and history of Nauvoo, Illinois under the direction and influence of the Prophet Joseph Smith is unique in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and America. City Of Joseph was first produced for the dedication of the NRI Visitor’s Center in Nauvoo during the summer of 1971. City of Joseph was produced in Nauvoo, Illinois as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration in the summer of 1976. This recording stems from that production. The following year it became an official pageant of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which continued for 27 years. It was presented on a 200-foot, 3-level stage that overlooked historic Nauvoo and the bend of the Mississippi River that inspired the...

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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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The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3: Crises In Faith

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Drama Series, New Releases, Nonfiction, Zion BookWorks

Thomas F. Rogers is a prominent Playwright, traveler and observer of Humanity. He is also a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mission President in Russia, Drama Ambassador, Professor of Russian, Director of plays, are just a few of his titles, next to Husband and Father. In the seven plays in this volume, “Huebener,” “Fire In The Bones,” “First Trump,” “Reunion,” “Set Apart,” “The Anointed” (a musical theatre play), and “Petunia Passes” (a short play), the worlds of belief, faith, devotion, belonging, yearning to know God, and standing true when those worlds are challenged, make up the heart of Dr. Rogers’ dramas. With this volume, they are available for study and perusal by Professors, Scholars, and Students, Directors, Actors, Directors, Producers and others ready to settle down into a fine drama and experience life...

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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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Moroni Smith in the Land of Zarahemla — Book 1

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Fiction, New Releases, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by Thom Duncan  Book One of the Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES Who wouldn’t want to find the location of the lost civilizations of the Book of Mormon? Someone! Dr. L. DeLeon Ardis, BYU professor of archaeology, is on a church expedition to try to find the Lost City of Zarahemla. As Zarahemla’s exact location is being radioed to church headquarters, communication is interrupted. Church leaders suspect foul play. Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division, are sent to discover the fate of the Ardis expedition. Shot down as they approach the area, the trio push through the jungle and find the city still intact, with descendants of the Nephites struggling for their freedom. As they fight to protect the city and its people from the evil Reverend Maximus Deil, leader of...

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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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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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Get That Gold!

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, Fiction, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by L. T. Downing Book One in the Adventures of the Restoration Series. Recommended for Middle Grades 4-8 and up. (Student Readers ages 9-13 and up, their parents and siblings) ABOUT THE SERIES: In the Adventures of the Restoration series, award-winning author L.T. Downing brings early church history to life in the way young readers crave—with exciting, fast-paced stories about the real people and events of the Restoration era. Readers will have a front-row seat as Joseph Smith fights off attackers who would steal the gold plates, as Martin Harris loses the 116 pages of the translated manuscript, and as the young Prophet, his family, and friends face the persecutors, politicians and traitors that ultimately drove the Latter-day Saints from state after state in their quest for the freedom to worship. Parents are sure to find the Adventures of...

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The LDS ACTOR’S SCENEBOOK V1.

Posted on May 31, 2013 in Drama Series, Nonfiction, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

How To Get The Callback Or The Best Grade In The Class Edited by C Michael Perry and  Gayanne Ramsden DRAMA / ACTING CLASS / AUDITIONING Scenes and Monologues from the best available plays by LDS Authors, with LDS Themes and Characters, reflecting LDS Culture and Beliefs. This book is for those who take classes and need clean and challenging material. It is also for the discerning auditioner who wants to stand out. Besides the dramatic material available inside, there are hints and techniques about how to land a role through an audition. Every actor who is LDS will find something in this book to use; something that will make their auditioning and performing on stage, and in the classroom, more memorable, more excellent, and maybe even more profitable! The Scenes in this volume have been chosen from the...

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Moroni Smith In Search of the Gold Plates — Book 2

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

Book Two in the Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES by Thom Duncan FANTASY / ADVENTURE Buy it at $11.00 (Introductory Special) Who would want to steal the Gold Plates? Well, anyone would! Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division, are engaged in yet another fingernail-biting adventure as they try to recover the stolen Gold Plates from a splinter faction claiming divine right and stewardship of those legendary Plates. Their adventures take them from the rocks and caves of Southern Utah to the lush hills of the Finger Lakes District in New York state as they follow the trail left for them by the megalomaniacal leadership of The Brethren of the Lord. More of the work of the cover artist, Melita Lee, can be seen HERE EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “What’s the sign...

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The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES

Posted on May 26, 2013 in YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by Thom Duncan Join Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, from the Church Special Projects division, as their adventures take them all over the world as they search for, extricate, recover and/or find artifacts and information that has been lost or stolen.       MORONI SMITH IN SEARCH OF THE GOLD PLATES BOOK 2 EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “What’s the sign we’re looking for?” I asked. I had to practically yell to be heard above the sound of the river’s rushing water. “We’re lookin’ fer two towerin’ rock walls,” said Port, “archin’ over the river. When we find that, there’s a campsite just beyond it. We’ll find Gray there.” I had asked the question more to calm my own nervousness than to get an answer. I looked up at the sheer sides of the rock...

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Change Your Voice Change Your Image

Posted on May 25, 2013 in Nonfiction, Special Sale!, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

  by Shirlee H. Shields (B.S., M.F.A., Ph. D.) List Price: $19.95 Internet Special: $10.00 Are you a prince to look at… but a frog to listen to? A tiger to see… but a mouse to hear? An elegant princess to view… but a screeching witch to listen to? Every active Latter-day Saint boy or girl, or man or woman, can expect to be invited sometime in their lives to: Offer a prayer, Bear testimony, Introduce someone to a class or congregation, Make an announcement or report, Tell of an experience, Defend a belief, a principle, or a point of view, Express a conviction, Deliver a short talk, Speak in sacrament meeting, stake conference, or fireside Even with all the electronic devices we have, speech is still a vital link to communication. This book will help you learn how...

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Brigham’s Bees

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Banner, Fiction, Zion BookWorks

MYSTERY / SUSPENSE by Robert Kirby Retail Price: $11.95 Back in print (in paperback) by popular demand! Special Internet Sale price of $10.95   Somewhere in Utah County, a treasure waits to be discovered. The coins called Brigham’s Bees were works of art. Using a makeshift stamping mill fashioned from a Mexican War cannon, master engraver and Mormon Bishop Samuel Woodbury hammered out a treasury for Brigham Young in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains — more than 3,000 gold coins. However, none of them were ever spent. On a cold autumn day in 1862, Bishop Woodbury disappeared with Brigham Young’s Treasury of Deseret while enroute to Salt Lake City. Some say Woodbury absconded with the treasure to California. Others say he was a Confederate sympathizer and the Mormon gold ended up in the coffers of the Richmond government...

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The Hand of Glory

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Banner, Fiction, Women Authors, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

By Stephen Carter Illustrated by Galen Dara Book 1 of The Harrowed Valley Hauntings YOUNG ADULT / YA / PARANORMAL / GHOST STORY It’s Here! Special Price: $11.99   Thou shalt honor thy ancestors. Unless they are trying to kill thee. Moving to an old house in a tiny Wyoming town has made life miserable for 14-year-old Paul McCallister. The ancient toilet doesn’t work, two school bullies have singled him out as prey, and, worst of all, his mom has disappeared. The only thing that keeps Paul sane is the friendship of his Uncle Doc who, when not tending his gigantic junk shop, snoops around in their family’s strange past. And in that past lurks a mystery: A vanished woman. A pool of blood. An old house that won’t stay quiet. As Paul comes closer to solving that mystery,...

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I Spy A Nephite Activity Book

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Banner, Classics, Nonfiction, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

by Pat Bagley JUVENILE / YOUNG ADULT / YA / ACTIVITY BOOK / PUZZLES / GAMES This popular book has sold over 100,000 copies! Isn’t it time to add it to your collection? Kids from 8 to 80 will love to follow the adventures of Norman the Nephite and his travels through time. It’s your job to find Norman in these colorful pictures depicting scenes throughout history. From The Pre-Mortal World to the Lost Ten Tribes to a future in space. The wonderful and challenging illustrations will provide hours of continuous fun as you search and say “I Spy A Nephite”! About the Author Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune. He has many books to his credit which include the illustrations for two volumes of J. Golden Kimball Stories by James Kimball. As well...

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Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Classics, Nonfiction, Special Sale!, Zion BookWorks

by James Kimball & Kent Miles MINI-BIOGRAPHY / PHOTOGRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY Retail Price: $18.95 About the Book: This book explores the varied roles of Mormon Women. A reformed communist guerilla. A Utah Supreme Court chief justice. A best-selling mystery novelist. A survivor of Stalin’s Gulag prison system. A mom negotiating the ups and downs of teenage angst. These are just a few of the Mormon women who share their stories in the pages of the this brand new, beautifully photographed book. The project eventually took them to five continents in just over five years, meeting women of diverse backgrounds. This volume features fourteen of the interviews Kimball and Miles conducted. The stories are told by the women themselves, in their own various and wonderfully unique voices. Despite all the differences of culture, language and background, a unifying theme binds these...

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This Is The Place! A Crossroads of Utah’s Past

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Historical, Nonfiction, Special Sale!, YA/Juvenile, Zion BookWorks

A Child’s History of Utah by Pat Bagley and Will Bagley What happens when two kids decide to dig up a dinosaur in their backyard? They begin an excavation that will take them through 125 million years of Utah. Each page uncovers a new payer of Utah History. This Is The Place combines equal parts illustration, information, illumination and fascination in a delightful and enlightening read for children, teens and adults by Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Cartoonist, Pat Bagley. This book is also used in classrooms across the state of Utah. About the Authors: Pat Bagley is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune and the award-winning author and illustrator of several Utah and LDS books, including I Spy A Nephite, and Welcome to Utah. Will Bagley is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended BYU...

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