About the book: Shining light on strong women from the Book of Mormon, this groundbreaking book shares well-known stories alongside others that may be less familiar. Come to better know and love Sariah, the heroic daughters from the land Zeniff, Nephi's wife, the maidservant spy, and other women from the Book of Mormon who chose God with all their might. These faith-filled women defended their families, protected their husbands, and risked their lives for others—providing powerful role models for us all.
With stunning illustrations, ten compelling narratives, and thought-provoking family discussion questions, this volume will give you a new perspective on the Book of Mormon. Reading and reflecting on these brave women's stories, girls and boys will learn that they too can be strong and choose God.
My review: This is the kind of book that I want our daughters to be able to read. Not only does it talk about stories from and choices made in the Book of Mormon, but those stories are about strong women. I love that they were able to pick out women, even though most of them were not named, that made courageous choices. These amazing women chose to put God first in their lives, even when it wasn't the popular thing to do. What great examples to all of us these amazing women are!
I love the art in this book, it's so beautiful and original. Make sure you pick up a copy of this great book to show your daughters that they too can be strong, courageous women!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the authors:
Kathleen Peterson has illustrated twenty books, mostly for young people, on topics ranging from world religions to Hawaiian legends. Her art can be found in galleries throughout the West and at www.kathleenpetersonart.com. She and her husband, Steve, live on a farm in Spring City, Utah.
Bethany Brady Spalding likes to stir things up in the kitchen and in the community. She has founded programs to promote health and nutrition in the USA, South Africa, and India. Bethany currently leads a regional coalition in Richmond, Virginia, to create a healthier food environment for at-risk children. She loves to cook and climb mountains with her husband, Andy, and their three adventurous girls.
McArthur Krishna inherited her grit from her Utah pioneer great-grandmothers. With a master's degree in communications from BYU, she co-owned Free Range, an award-winning marketing business focused on telling social justice stories. In 2011, she moved to the Magic Land of India and started writing books. More of her stories can be found at mcarthurkrishna.com.
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