March LDS nonfiction: Variety is the spice of life

March LDS nonfiction: Variety is the spice of life

March Radiant 2015Of our six LDS nonfiction releases this month, there’s sure to be at least one that tickles your fancy. Watch for each of these titles wherever LDS books are sold on March 10.

I-Hope-they-call-me-on-a-Mission_9781462115518I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
by Benjamin Hyrum White,
illustrated by Corey Egbert

It’s never too young to prepare! This charmingly illustrated picture book teaches children what it’s like to be a missionary, from riding a bike to studying the gospel to having a companion, and everything they can do now to be ready so that when the time comes, they’ll be the best missionaries they can be. Colorful and cute, it’s a perfect gift for baptisms and birthdays.

A Mother’s Greatest Gift” by Heidi PoelmanMothers-Greatest-Gift-9781462116058

You don’t need to be an expert to be a good mom; you just need the Lord’s help. Learn how to seek out the best parenting Guide–the Holy Ghost–in this insightful and inspiring book. With personal stories, research, and interviews, this is every mother’s must-read handbook for finding answers and keeping the Spirit in her home.

Raising-an-Army-of-Helaman's-Warriors_9781462115617Raising an Army of Helaman’s Warriors
by Mark Ogletree
and Kevin Hinckley

Turn your home into an MTC! With missionaries being called at younger ages and so many distractions and temptations to pull teens astray, parents need a plan to keep their kids on the missionary track. This practical, testimony-building approach to mission prep is perfect for parents and leaders. Start now so they can serve honorably and spread the word to all the world!

The Olive Tree: An Artistic Adaptation
by Christine Layton Graham,Olive-Tree_9781462116300
Joan Layton Merrell, Carol Layton Ogden

Savor a unique scriptural experience with this beautiful book that combines text adapted from Jacob 5 with stunning artwork and calligraphy. A gorgeous addition to any LDS home, it will enhance your understanding of the exquisite symbolism in this significant story.

Parenting-Principles_9781462115228Parenting Principles: 31 Teachings to Raise Children in Righteousness
by David A. Christensen

Give your children a bright future in today’s dark world. Parent with confidence and love with these inspiring stories, poignant personal experiences, quotes from prophets and apostles, and scriptures to study. This uplifting book includes a full month of daily devotionals you can read together and will help you establish the gospel habits your family needs for a lifetime of happiness.

Tell Me About It, Sister!” by Andrea Faulkner WilliamsTell-me-About-it-Sister!_9781462116508

Stay spiritually strong your whole life long! This unique guide for returned sister missionaries provides counsel to help you transition into post-mission life. Filled with self-assessment quizzes, journal prompt questions, scripture study suggestions, and personal experiences from over 200 sister missionaries, this book will teach you how to make the most of life after your mission.

Blog tour: ‘Could It Really Be This Easy?’

Blog tour: ‘Could It Really Be This Easy?’

Ted Peck and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Could It Really Be This Easy: The Eternal Equation of Success for Teens” blog tour, which will run from June 11-24, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

It’s easier than you think. Whether you’re trying to figure out which school to attend, who to date, or how to repent after making a mistake, following God’s plan for you isn’t that complicated. Fun to read and easy to understand, this book is perfect for teens, young adults, and anyone looking for direction from our loving Father in Heaven.

Could It Really Be This Easy blog tour


About the author:

Ted Peck has taught seminary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for over 10 years and has served as bishop of his home ward and a college campus singles ward, working with many young people. He’s watched his three children and thirteen grandchildren grow and face their own life choices. Being married to his childhood sweetheart for forty-three years has taught him things he never imagined he would learn, and today the two of them are serving as a Senior Missionary Couple for the Church.

“Could It Really Be This Easy?” blog tour schedule:

June 11: Reidhead Random-ness • Hope to Read • Katie’s Clean Book Collection
June 12: Cherry Mischievous
June 13:
June 14: Overstuffed
June 15:
June 16:
June 17: Totally Temberton
June 18: The Power of One Girl
June 19:
June 20:
June 21:
June 22:
June 23: Emmy Mom
June 24: Laurie LC Lewis

February LDS nonfiction titles include the birds and the bees, social media, RMs, seek-and-find

February LDS nonfiction titles include the birds and the bees, social media, RMs, seek-and-find

February RadiantVariety is the spice of life, and so it is with this month’s LDS nonfiction titles, which hit the market on Feb. 10, 2015. You can pick up copies from wherever LDS books are sold.

Seek-and-Find-BOM-Stories_9781462115280Seek and Find Book of Mormon Stories” by Jason Pruett

Search for Nephi, Moroni, and other hidden prophets and characters from the scriptures in this fun picture game book. Featuring scenes from the Book of Mormon, this book will keep kids entertained as they look for their favorite scripture heroes and hidden objects in the colorful illustrations. Perfect for home, church, or on the go, it makes learning the scriptures fun for everyone.

Teaching Children About Sex:Teaching-Children-about-Sex-9781462115495
Using the Temple as Your Guide
by Cherri Brooks

It’s time for “the talk.” Teach your children the truth about sexual intimacy in a world of shifting values and ideas. With expert advice and age-appropriate wording, you learn how to use the temple as a beautiful analogy to discuss with your kids the sacred subject of sex. Timely and clear, this book is a must-read for parents, teachers, and leaders.

Return-and-Continue-with-Honor_9781462116836Return and Continue with Honor:
A Guide for Returning Missionaries
by Brock Booher

Bring your mission habits home! This handy guidebook is the perfect size to take you from your first day home through the weeks and months that follow. Ideal for newly returning missionaries and their parents, family, and friends, this book will teach you how to have a successful transfer to the next phase of your life.

Sharing the Gospel Through Social MediaSharing-the-Gospel-through-Social-Media_9781462116553
by Erin McBride

Follow the prophets’ call and learn how to use your social media skills for good! This comprehensive guide shows you how to kindly and respectfully spread the good news of the gospel through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, your blog, and in many other ways. Perfect for leaders or the everyday Saint, it will help your whole family become modern member missionaries!

Blog tour: ‘Hope After Suicide’

Blog tour: ‘Hope After Suicide’

Wendy Parmly and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Hope After Suicide” blog tour, which will run from April 30-May 14, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

After her mother took her own life, Wendy Parmley learned firsthand the heartache, despair, and loneliness that accompanies suicide loss. Reinvent your definition of saved, perfect, and forgiveness as you read this true narrative of a woman opening her heart years after her mother’s suicide and learn how to overcome any loss in your own life.


About the author:

Wendy Parmley suffered a disabling bike accident in September 2011. Unable to return to her 20 year nursing career because of the continued effects of her injuries, Wendy began the slow and painful penning of her angel mother’s story and Wendy’s healing journey following her mom’s suicide death. Wendy’s mom took her own life when just 31 years old, leaving behind her husband of thirteen years and their five young children.

Wendy has long advocated for suicide prevention and has participated on various professional and community based groups dedicated to that end. She also recognizes the need to unashamedly support those who must continue to live in the painful aftermath of a loved one’s suicide and passionately lends her voice to that cause.

Prior to her bike accident, Wendy worked in nursing leadership for 14 years, earning her MBA degree from Brigham Young University in 2007. Despite her continued limitations, Wendy is grateful to spend more time with the love of her life, her husband Mark. She is ever grateful for his support and the support of their three married sons and their wives, their amazing daughter, and their beautiful two grandchildren who fill their life with sunshine. Mark and Wendy live in Orem, Utah.

“Hope After Suicide” blog tour schedule:

April 30: Batch of Books
May 1: Totally Temberton
May 2: LDS Women’s Book Review
May 3:
May 4: Mel’s Shelves
May 5: JeanzBookReadNReview
May 6: Zina Abbott Books
May 7: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
May 8: Paul Suttles Official Website
May 9:
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May 12:
May 13:
May 14:

Blog tour: ‘Fearless Fabulous You!’

Blog tour: ‘Fearless Fabulous You!’

Melanie Young and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Fearless Fabulous You!” blog tour, which will run from January 12-26, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Stay Fearless and Fabulous at every age and stage of your life with inspirational insights, motivational quotes and helpful checklists to face challenges with grace and make the changes in life that are right for you.

Make yourself your Number One priority and project your Amazing Authenticity and Brilliance. Motivational muse, wellness advocate, business woman and breast cancer survivor Melanie Young, author of International Book Award- winning, Getting Things Off My Chest, shares her tips on how to:

  • Recharge your mental batteries and revalue your self worth
  • Release negative energy and embrace positive change
  • Reconnect with your amazing talents and turn road blocks into building blocks
  • Reframe the vision of who you want to be and how you want to project yourself
  • Reclaim the person you are destined to be and the life you want to live

If you feel stuck in a rut and need a re-energizing mental boost, keep this book by your bed to remind yourself every day that You can choose to be Fearless & Fabulous.


About the author:

Author Melanie Young has made a career of turning challenges into opportunities as a wine and food marketing and communications specialist. When breast cancer took her on an unexpected detour in 2009-2010 she seized the opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes to stay healthy, manage stress, eliminate fear of recurrence and rethink how she wanted to live her life with renewed purpose. Writing was her therapy and voice to help inspire others to face life’s challenges with grit, grace and wit. Her first book, Getting Things Off My Chest, helps newly diagnosed women navigate their breast cancer journey with confidence. In Fearless Fabulous You! Melanie’s message is: “Be CEO- chief empowerment officer- of your life. Find your passion and purpose; be your own wellness advocate and believe in your self-worth.”

“Fearless Fabulous You!” blog tour schedule:

January 12: Hope to Read
January 13: Krazy Book Lady
January 14: My Bookshelf
January 15:
January 16:
January 17: A Casual Reader’s Blog
January 18:
January 19: I Love to Read and Review Books
January 20: The Author’s Hideaway
January 21: Lisa is a Bookworm
January 22:
January 23: Reading Gives Me Life
January 24: Mel’s Shelves • Totally Temberton
January 25: Reidhead Randomness
January 26: Black Bird in My Window