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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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Moroni Smith in the Land of Zarahemla — Book 1

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Coming Soon, Fiction, The Moroni Smith Adventures SERIES, 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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They Sang, Danced, Played and Prayed

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

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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Family Frolics, Relief Society Renditions & Sharing Time Skits

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 in Drama Series, Nonfiction

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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A High and Glorious Place

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Drama Series

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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The Pilfered Papers — (Adventures of the Restoration Book 2)

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, New Releases, YA/Juvenile

by L.T. Downing Book Two in the Adventures of the Restoration series. 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 the Restoration series is not only fun, but an invaluable tool in the education and inspiration of their...

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Get That Gold!

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Adventures of the Restoration SERIES, Fiction, 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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Moroni Smith and the Sword of Laban — Book 3

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

MORONI SMITH AND THE SWORD OF LABAN Book Three in the MORONI SMITH ADVENTURES SERIES by Thom Duncan FANTASY / ADVENTURE If a sword existed that could end all war on the planet — wouldn’t you want to control it? Moroni Smith, Orrin Porter Rockwell VII and Gadget Gunderson, of the Church Special Projects division have had no time to recover from the adventure that surrounded the Gold Plates. Now, another power-crazed man wants to use the powerful Sword of Laban as leverage for his excuse to run the planet. Once again our team surges ahead into the unknown, only this time Port and Gadget not only have to find the sword, but their leader, Moroni, as well! EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE: “As Matthew lunged for me with the Sword of Laban, I used the only thing nearby I...

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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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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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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 Retail Price: $12.95 Internet Sale Price: $11.95 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 J. Golden Kimball Stories by...

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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   Retail Price (Hardback — in stock) $16.95 Closeout Special: $8.00 (closing out the First Edition hardbound version in preparation for the paperback issue — a Second Edition)   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...

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Where Freedom Stands Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Zion BookWorks

The Heritage of the American Family A Musical The Original Cast Album Book by James G. Lambert Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry & James G. Lambert Buy it for $9.99 This is the epic story of the people of Utah and the Heritage they share. Two families serve to represent the families of the State. The Clarke family members are Mormon converts who brought civilization West with them as they were driven from place to place. The Lee Family, who are non-Mormons, brought with them in their move West the industrial revolution — and in the process — prosperity as well. Though both families settled in Utah County, each family plays an important part in everyone’s heritage. Originally conceived for “America’s Freedom Festival at Provo” the theme is universal and the characters can be empathized with by...

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Liberty Jail Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Audio and Video, Zion BookWorks

A Musical The Original Cast Album by Orson Scott Card Music by C. Michael Perry Price: $9.99 At the end of the persecutions of the Mormons in Missouri, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon and three others were imprisoned in a jail at Liberty, Missouri. The conflicts that arose there and the friendships that were formed shaped the future history of the Mormon Church — and also brought to Mormon Scripture the beautiful and poetic Section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants. This musical drama will have your audience totally involved with beautiful music, a deeply moving story and a variety of characters. It will be seen that there sometimes, for a Prophet of God, can be liberty in jail. PUBLICATION INFORMATION AUDIO CD UPC: 886470410217 List Price: $11.99 46 minutes, 18 tracks FROM: Zion BookWorks REVIEWS: “Absorbing, moving...

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