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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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Stripling! — YA Fiction

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Coming Soon, YA/Juvenile

  by L. F. Robertson His name is Joash. His parents promised long ago never to take up the sword. But that is not the promise Joash made. The two thousand stripling warriors, also known as The Army of Helaman, were an army of young men described in the Book of Mormon, first mentioned in the Book of Alma. They are portrayed as extremely valiant and loyal warriors; reportedly, all were wounded in battle yet survived. This is the story of one of them. Reading level of 11+ to adult. PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section — below) PAPERBACK EDITION 130 pages (approx) 5”x8” Black & White on Cream paper Zion BookWorks trade paperback 1st edition ISBN-13: 978-0692367261 ISBN-10: 0692367268 BISAC: Fiction / YA Print List Price: $10.95 Available September 2017 KINDLE EDITION  File Size: TBA Print Length:TBA...

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A.J.’s Miracle — Original Cast Recording

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Audio and Video

by Mark Ogden   A Missionary story you will never forget!   A.J.’s Miracle is meant to show the human side of missionaries. The show is based on the true incidents of the author as he served his mission. The story begins with a bet: $500 that AJ cannot fulfill an LDS Mission. The story follows his reluctant progress as he is sent to serve in Mexico. It is said that a mission is the best kept secret in the Church. Unless you go you have no idea what it is really like. The many missions in their varied locations in the world are each totally different. Just as different are the missionaries who serve. The underlying theme of AJ’s Miracle is this: “The Lord can take what most people perceive as the worst and make out of it,...

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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, 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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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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Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Christmas, Drama Series

Compiled by C. Michael Perry Written by Myrth Burr, Carolyn Gifford, Charlee Cardon Wilson Christmas Programs for Sacrament Meetings Volume 1 Compiled by C. Michael Perry. 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...

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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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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 Internet Sale Price: $11.00 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...

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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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Thy God My God CD

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

By Lindy Kerby MUSIC CD / INSPIRATIONAL / LDS / BIBLICAL List Price: $9.99 Special Internet Price: $5.99 Strength from the Hearts of Biblical Women Ruth and Naomi, The Samaritan Woman at the Well, Mary Magdalene. Strength. Conversion. Testimony. Loyalty. Trust. Conviction. All those things that lead us to our Savior, Jesus Christ, are embodied in these noble women and supported by the beautiful and touching music and lyrics in these truly spiritual songs by Lindy Kerby. ABOUT LINDY and the HISTORY OF THE CD Lindy Kerby grew up in southern California, the oldest of 11 children. She never took piano lessons, but did learn the notes as her mother taught her at the piano. Sight-reading came easily, and her favorite past times were to play the piano, sing, and act. Her childhood dream was singing and acting in...

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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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