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Double On-Call and Other Stories by John Green
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The Mormon Experience by Leonard J. Arrington
"This is a pretty thorough treatment of Mormonism's history. There is some theological discussion, but the book is mostly historical and biographical. Arrington is himself a Mormon, but he is honest where the history is messy. He also does a good j..." Read more of this review »
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An Insider's View of Mormon Origins by Grant H. Palmer
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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
"Somehow, in Krakauer's and every other story of Christian fundamentalism and extremism that is exposed, those involved justification for doing evil and ignoring good is all founded on extreme and polarizing doctrines. Polygamy. Holy Wars. Visions...." Read more of this review »
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
"I really enjoyed Into Thin Air, but now I wonder if it is poorly done as this book was. As a Mormon I was amazed at Krakauer's complete naivete that he's trying to pass off as expertise and a well-researched book. I'd be scared of Mormonism too if..." Read more of this review »
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“Now, brethren, do not expect perfection in your choice of a mate. Do not be so particular that you overlook her most important qualities of having a strong testimony, living the principles of the gospel, loving home, wanting to be a mother in Zion, and supporting you in your priesthood responsibilities.

Of course, she should be attractive to you....

And one good yardstick as to whether a person might be the right one for you is this: in her presence, do you think your noblest thoughts, do you aspire to your finest deeds, do you wish you were better than you are?”
Ezra Taft Benson
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“Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He can deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their soals, and pour out peace.”
Ezra Taft Benson
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The Cost of Living by M.L. Pressman
The Cost of Living
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M.L. Pressman has crafted a true gem in this laughter-inspiring, heart-wrenching novel. The Cost of Living chronicles a series of events that strain the relationship between a mother and daughter as Caroline tries to rationalize why on earth her moth ...more
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Sirocco by D.L. Wilson
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This book does something that I haven’t felt in quite a while-it makes me believe that this type of book could really take place. Something that should be written off as fictional has crossed over into the realm of wondering if it could potentially h ...more
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Robert A. Heinlein
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Maya Angelou
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Helen Keller
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

Lao Tzu
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

Nicholas Sparks
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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