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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
Sirocco
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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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Audrey Hepburn
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
Audrey Hepburn

D.J. MacHale
“My feelings for you run very deep." - Loor
Not deep enought, I guess." - Bobby
(The Rivers of Zadaa)”
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Maya Angelou
“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
Maya Angelou

Thomas Merton
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

R.J. Anderson
“But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already.”
R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

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