Ammon (Book of Mormon #4)
Second, I gave 5 stars to this book because I had a cool experience during the final galley stage. I was dreading reading it "one more time" and it had been a few months since I'd read the thing straight through. I ...more
This statement quoted by President Packer in a fireside on February 1, 1976, and later printed in the Ensign, was made by Orson F. Whitney in the early days of the Church. President Packer was voicing his disappointment in the artists, writers, and musicians of that day (1976) who were clearly not using their talents to aspire to this goal. I have kept that statement close to me as I have written all my books, hoping someday someone would st ...more
There's action and even romance. (Yeah!) But most definitely, this book is about struggle - both ph ...more
I feel like I am reading an action/adventure novel. I love Ammon because of his courage, his humility and his undying faith. Heather has a way of bringing these Book of Mormon heros to life, while still staying true to scripture. I also enjoy how Heather develops all of her characters, whether big or small. I liked seeing the growth of the female character Elena. At the first she is a timid young girl ...more
The first thing you should know about this book is that it has a smart, well-read author behind it. I've met Heather B. Moore at a couple of signings and have always been impressed with her patience as she interacts with my young children as well as her calm presence. Before Ammon I had never read any of her books, but now you can bet I'll be reading all of them!
Heather took the man who smote off the arms of rebels at ...more
The main character Ammon lives up to his name being the strong, tall, handsome Nephite prince who has renounced the throne to serve God by spreading the gospel in enemy territory.
Elena is a wonderful leading lady in this tale, who is adventurous and handy with a bow and arrow. She ha ...more
This novel follows Ammon as he separates from his brothers and heads out on his own in search of those willing to accept the gospel. Once amongst the Lamanites, Ammon struggles to balance t ...more
Ammon and his three brothers were very rebellious, and were doing all they could to drive people away from the church of their father Mosiah, the King of Zarahemla. They were brought to repentance after an angel rebuked them, and they were determined to spread the Gospel to the Lamanites, the enemy of ...more
Also I felt as though the author was pushing religious aspects that I do not agree with, even from a fictional stand-point. Not all this is persay bad for others, but it did affect my per ...more
Ammon, is a Book of Mormon story, an action/ adventure story and a romance. Who could ask for more than that?
I like the way Heather stayed true to the Book of Mormon character, while developing Ammon and the other characters, into "real people", without loosing any of the historical accuracy. I hoped and cheered for a relationship to develop between Alma and Elena- the young Nephite girl who had grown up among the Lamanites.
After Alma and Alma the Younger I didn't think it would be possible for ...more
This book begins with Ammon and his brothers setting off on their missions to preach to the Lamanite people. The story focuses on Ammon and Lamoni. I was hooked from page one. Even though I knew what was going to happen to Ammon, I was drawn into the book. The familiar story of A ...more
Ammon turns down his right to be the next king of Zarahemla and chooses instead to teach the Lamanites the Gospel.
There are wonderful stories from the Book of Mormon that the author touches on while she adds a story line that keeps you turning pages. I found this particular book to be an engrossing love story between Ammon and a Nephite woman who was brought to the Lamanite land by her family...more
The character of Elena particularly impressed me, as she wasn't just a flat twitter patted female, but r ...more
The story of Ammon is a good one, especially all gussied up with imagination. :) This was my son's favorite story when he was little. We used to read it over and over and over...
The history and traditions of the people of the early America's is very interesting. Moore has done a good job of painting me a mental picture of the places and people in her book.
Thankful that I won a copy of this because everybody been writing such good reviews about it and it made me wanna read it even more.
Never thought I would really like a religious type of book, but this isn't all about religion.
There's so much history in this and its obvious that a lot of effort was put into writing it.