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Blog Tour - Heroes of Faith


Book summary from CedarFort.comHeroes aren’t born. They’re created.

Every culture, every country, and every person has a story to tell about heroes—people who rose above difficulties and impossible odds to emerge triumphant. Heroes of Faith: True Stories of Courage and Strength is a collection of 24 remarkable stories of stalwart men and women who stood firm and valiant in the gospel despite dangerous mobs, flying bullets, physical handicaps, extreme hardships, and dictatorial regimes.

Through this book you will discover that the simple—yet glorifying—courage that creates heroes is something you already have in your life. As you read, you will realize the potential of your own testimony to help you become a hero.

My Review: This book is really awesome! I love the stories that Marlene Bateman Sullivan shares of people who had faith in the Lord. Some of them had their faith rewarded with their lives being spared, and some of them had their faith rewarded by being able to return to live with Heavenly Father. There were a few of stories in this book of people that I had heard of, but many I hadn't heard of and I loved learning about their lives, unique circumstances and their amazing faith. This book will help you build your faith in the Lord, your courage that you will be able to overcome your own unique circumstances, and hopefully your spiritual strength as well. 

About the author: Marlene Bateman Sullivan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up
in Sandy, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is married to Kelly R. Sullivan and they are the parents of seven children. Marlene loves animals and has two dogs and two cats. Her other hobbies are gardening, camping, and reading.

Marlene has been published extensively in magazines and newspapers and has written a number of non-fiction books, including Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines, Vol. 1; Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines, Vol. 2; And There Were Angels Among Them; Visits From Beyond the Veil; By the Ministering of Angels; Brigham’s Boys; and Gaze Into Heaven. Marlene also wrote the best-selling novel, Light on Fire Island.

Find out more about author Marlene Bateman Sullivan on her website

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …