We’re in  the last week of our 25th anniversary sale–the sale runs through Sat, Nov 17th .  This is your last opportunity to save 25% on almost all new, used and out-of-print books!  Just as a reminder, orders over $100 will receive free shipping and a complimentary copy of Statements of the LDS First Presidency (ed. by Gary J Bergera).  Here are a few new arrivals that might be of interest:

Latter Leaves in the Life of Lorenzo Snow

Latter Leaves in the Life of Lorenzo Snow by Dennis Horne

by Dennis Horne. Cedar Fort, 2012. Hardback. 588 pp. Reg. $29.99, SALE $22.50. This one-of-a-kind biography picks up where other records leave off, focusing on the final years (1884-1901) of Lorenzo Snow’s life. Horne incorporates much of a manuscript written by Orson F. Whitney that provides a contemporary perspective.  Drawing on journals (unfortunately, no significant diaries written by Snow survived), correspondence and newspaper accounts, Horne fleshes out the later life of a relatively unknown president of the Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Savior in Kirtland: Personal Accounts of Divine Manifestations

The Savior in Kirtland Personal Accounts of Divine Manifestations by Karl Ricks Andersonby Karl Ricks Anderson. Deseret Book, 2012. Paperback. 338 pp. Reg. $19.99, SALE $14.99.  In this volume, author Karl Ricks Anderson brings to light unparalleled events and divine manifestations that were given during the early years of the Restoration. In Kirtland the Savior personally directed His Church and taught His Saints by appearing to at least twenty-three Church leaders or by speaking to them. Anderson points out that more first-person words of the Lord have gone out to the world from Kirtland than from any other location in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

 

 

 

 

Tales from the World Tour: The 1895-1897 Travel Writings of Mormon Historian Andrew Jenson

Tales from the World Tour: The 1895-1897 Travel Writings of Mormon Historian Andrew Jenson edited by Reid L. Neilson and Riley M. Moffattedited by Reid L. Neilson and Riley M. Moffatt. Religious Studies Center, 2012. Oblong hardback. 446 pp. Reg. $34.99, SALE $26.25.  In 1895, an ambitious part-time employee of the Church Historian’s Office named Andrew Jenson set off on an unprecedented global fact-finding mission. With the blessing of Church leaders, he visited nearly every non-North American branch of the Church over the course of two years, gathering records and standardizing local record-keeping practices. As he circumnavigated the globe, Jenson recorded his travels in letters sent home and published in the Deseret News. Saints back home in Utah could follow his adventures and read about the Church’s growth in the Pacific, Asia, and Europe. He wrote not only about the missionary work and membership of the Church around the globe, but also about the people, places, and cultures he met in his travels, from the Polynesians of the Pacific to the birthplace of Christianity in Palestine to his own native home of Denmark.

Across the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie & Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion

Across the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie & Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion by Shelli Simmonsby Shelli Simmons. Cedar Fort, 2012. Paperback. 311 pp. Reg. $19.99, SALE $14.99.  Join the handcart pioneers in their epic journey to Zion. Beginning with the conversions and persecutions they experienced in Europe, this remarkable book shares the true story of the Martin and Willie handcart companies as you’ve never heard it before. Follow along through the miracles and heartbreaks with eye-witness accounts, first-hand documents, and personal testimonies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leconte Stewart: Masterworks

Leconte Stewart: Masterworksby Donna Poulton, Vern Swanson, Robert Davis, Mary Muir and James Poulton. Gibbs Smith, 2012. Oversize hardback. Reg. $75.00, SALE $56.25.  Utah artist LeConte Stewart (1891–1990) created images of Utah and the West at once epic and intimate. His farms, deserts, and urban landscapes capture a region and an era. Influenced by John Carlson, Maynard Dixon, and Edward Hopper, Stewart is a valued and important voice in this period of American art. This long-awaited volume includes more than 300 paintings, many never before seen or brought together in one work. Includes essays by Mary Muir, Donna Poulton, Robert Davis, James Poulton, and Vern Swanson. It also features an introduction by noted American art scholar, curator, and collector William Gerdts.

 

 

Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo

Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo by Michael G. Reedby Michael G. Reed. John Whitmer Books, 2012. Paperback. 172 pp. Reg. $19.95, SALE $14.99.  Michael Reed’s invaluable study shines new light on Mormons’ complex and ambiguous relationship with the cross. Reed’s research, the most exhaustive ever undertaken on this subject, should help other Christians understand the historic, cultural and religious context out of which Latter-day Saint attitudes toward the cross emerged—and it should help Latter-day Saints find greater spiritual meaning in this most poignant and profound of Christian symbols.

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