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Touching, inspiring, and often hilarious, the personal experiences in Famous Family Nights highlight family home evening as a priceless tool for building strong, faith-centered families, despite the many obstacles of modern life.

The 91 contributors sharing their stories are moms and dads in various fields of entertainment and the community.

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Paperback, 161 pages
Published August 8th 2009 by Cedar Fort
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Heather
Sep 30, 2009 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Trouble with Family Home Evening? Check out Famous Family Nights (great for gifts too) and you’ll come away inspired and motivated. Author Anne Bradshaw approached dozens of favorite LDS entertainers, authors, musicians, etc. and asked them to share their experiences with Family Home Evening. The stories will have you laughing one minute, then crying the next. Many are touching, and some are outrageous. But in the end, you’ll come away with a renewed resolve to hold consistent Family Home Evenin ...more
Sherry
Sep 05, 2009 Sherry rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Parents everywhere
Recommended to Sherry by: Anne Bradshaw
Famous Family Nights, by Anne Bradshaw, is one of the best books I've ever read on Family Home Evenings. It's an excellent book for parents of all ages! I laughed, I cried, I read several entries over and over and out loud to my hubby. The stories within its pages are so much fun to read. Amazingly, many parents felt their family home evenings were disastrous, which reminded me of some rather catastrophic Family Home Evenings we had in our own home, as well! You'll find stories about measuring l ...more
LuAnn
Sep 11, 2009 LuAnn rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Several months ago, I was invited to participate in a book project by fellow-LDS author Anne Bradshaw. Her idea was to collect a series of short essays by other well-known LDS artists on the topic of family home evening. I didn’t know how the project would turn out, but I wrote my essay, helped her obtain essays from both Alan and Amy Osmond who are friends of mine, then sat back to see how the entire project would come together.

This month I found out. Famous Family Nights has been released by C
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Laurie
May 05, 2010 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Whether you call it Family Home Evening or Family Night, the idea of setting aside an evening a week dedicated to family sharing, fun and instruction, established in 1915 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (the Mormons), is nearing it's 100th birthday, and this timeless program has never been more relevant nor more essential than it is today.

Politics and Sociology aside, no parent can deny that the world is becoming increasingly stressful and busy, and that stress is taking a to
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Janet Jensen
Sep 15, 2009 Janet Jensen rated it really liked it
Before I got a copy of Famous Family Nights, I knew the book would be well-done because Anne's all about quality. I thought it would be useful and helpful and thought-provoking. I thought it might be a good book to have on hand as we consider what to do for Family Night.







It is all of that. But it's also just laugh-out-loud funny sometimes, and at other times very touching. I loved the glimpses into the lives of the contributors and the experiences they shared.




I suggest that you can do most of y
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Rachel Nunes
Sep 04, 2009 Rachel Nunes rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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If you've been around much on Facebook, Goodreads, and Blogger, no doubt you've come across several reviews of the book Famous Family Nights. Well, I am a contributer to this book, but until recently, I never had the opportunity to read the rest. Now I have.

I heartily add my recommendations to other reviewers. Not only did I find many great family night ideas, but I learned that other people are just like me! We all struggle, especially when the children are young, but the concept of family nig
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Beatricer
Jan 09, 2015 Beatricer rated it really liked it
I like this book because it inspires me,because you can be a super hero,take care people,you are just being yourself.People need hero need help.it just like pay it forward we help you.You help someone and you keep going.everyone wants to be a super hero.but you can but people have kids to take care.That is why I like this book
Monica
I would have liked better quality pictures of the contributors, as some were difficult to make out. With so many submissions, I was surprised at how similar they all were. I'm glad I didn't stop reading though because a couple towards the end were my favorites and had something useful for me to incorporate.
Rozelle Hansen
Aug 05, 2009 Rozelle Hansen rated it really liked it
I really like this book. It had great ideas, spiritual insights, gave me a sense of hope and strengthened my testimony of FHE.
I loved how she included people from around the world with different backgrounds and experiences with FHE.
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this really motivated me!
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