More Than the Tattooed Mormon

More Than the Tattooed Mormon
Author: Al Carraway
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1462117201
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Release: 2015
Editor: CFI
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Al Fox Carraway has spent the last four years inspiring the world with her story of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a blogger and award-winning public speaker, her message has reached millions. This up-close look at her life will show you what it means to truly trust in the Lord.

More Than the Tattooed Mormon

More Than the Tattooed Mormon
Author: Al Carraway
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1462122272
Available:
Release: 2018-03-13
Editor: Cfi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Al Fox Carraway has inspired the world with her message of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a blogger and award-winning public speaker, her voice has reached millions. Now you can own this second edition of her best-selling autobiography, featuring two brand new chapters from Al. Learn from her story what it means to truly trust in the Lord.

Wildly Optimistic

Wildly Optimistic
Author: Alexandra Fox Carraway
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1462123384
Available:
Release: 2019-10
Editor: Horizon Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her book Wildly Optimistic, Al Carraway offers new methods and perspectives for life's inevitable challenges. With her trademark honesty, optimism, and love for the Lord, she addresses how to stay close to God even when He is silent, how to keep going when too much time passes, and how to be hopeful when it's not what we wanted, when things don't work out, and when we want to give up.

Cheers to Eternity

Cheers to Eternity
Author: Al Carraway
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1462120911
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: CFI
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At one point, Al Fox was a tattooed Mormon who was sure she would never get married. What changed? Find out in this beautifully open book, written by Al and her now-husband Ben Carraway. Experience their journey from meeting to dating to marriage and read their answers to popular dating questions like, "What qualities should I look for in a future spouse?" and "How do I know if this person is the one?"

Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart
Author: Greg Boyle
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781439153154
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Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.

Rooted

Rooted
Author: Al Carraway
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1462123473
Available:
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Cfi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A first of its kind scripture study journal, the prompts within will help you to increase understanding and receive personal revelation. The thought-provoking questions and guided statements will help you better apply the scriptures to your life and make them more meaningful. Filled with space for notes, favorite verses, goals, answered prayers, and a 365-day reading chart, use any or all of these tools to study the way that works for you. Al Carraway's hope is that this journal will become a tool to deepen your journey in becoming rooted in the Lord.

The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo
Author: Margot Mifflin
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9780803211483
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Release: 2009-04
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Based on historical records, including the letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society - to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.

With God Life Is Oh So Good

With God  Life Is Oh So Good
Author: Al Carraway
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1462118488
Available:
Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Horizon Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following God never goes out of style! And neither does following the counsel of journal keeping. Al Carraway has combined her passion for recording life with her New Yorker flare to bring you the perfect place to write down all of life's mishaps and memories. Filled with Al's own quotes, this journal will inspire you as you fill its vibrant pages.

Is He Nuts

Is He Nuts
Author: Dennis Schleicher
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1462135714
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: CFI
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dennis Schleicher's life has been anything but easy. The growing realization that he was gay coupled with his parents' use of religion to justify abuse and neglect led Dennis to have a very complicated relationship with love, God, and organized religion. After suffering a violent hate crime, forced institutionalization, and heartbreak after heartbreak, Dennis was desperate for love and acceptance--he just didn't know where to find it. Walk a mile in Dennis's shoes and see from his eyes how the only love that can truly make you whole is that of the Savior.

Heaven Is Here

Heaven Is Here
Author: Stephanie Nielson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781401342791
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Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Go on an unforgettable journey, with a woman who has unimaginable strength. Stephanie Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. She quickly attracted a loyal following that was captivated by the upbeat mother happily raising her young children, madly in love with her husband, Christian (Mr. Nielson to her readers), and filled with gratitude for her blessed life. However, everything changed in an instant on a sunny day in August 2008, when Stephanie and Christian were in a horrific plane crash. Christian was burned over 40 percent of his body, and Stephanie was on the brink of death, with burns over 80 percent of her body. She would remain in a coma for four months. In the aftermath of this harrowing tragedy, Stephanie maintained a stunning sense of humor, optimism, and resilience. She has since shared this strength of spirit with others through her blog, in magazine features, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now, in this moving memoir, Stephanie tells the full, extraordinary story of her unlikely recovery and the incredible love behind it--from a riveting account of the crash to all that followed in its wake. With vivid detail, Stephanie recounts her emotional and physical journey, from her first painful days after awakening from the coma to the first time she saw her face in the mirror, the first kiss she shared with Christian after the accident, and the first time she talked to her children after their long separation. She also reflects back on life before the accident, to her happy childhood as one of nine siblings, her close-knit community and strong Mormon faith, and her fairy-tale love story, all of which became her foundation of strength as she rebuilt her life. What emerges from the wreckage of a tragic accident is a unique perspective on joy, beauty, and overcoming adversity that is as gripping as it is inspirational. Heaven Is Here is a poignant reminder of how faith and family, love and community can bolster us, sustain us, and quite literally, in some cases, save us.

Standing for Something

Standing for Something
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307559968
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Release: 2009-02-19
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world--and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue--marriage and the family--can keep us on that path, even in difficult times. Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we all can do--as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community--to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong and that will lead us to a brighter future.

Why I Left the Mormon Church and Came Back

Why I Left the Mormon Church and Came Back
Author: Haleigh Everts
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1462121780
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Release: 2018
Editor: CFI
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Haleigh Everts's life looks perfect, with thousands of Youtube subscribers, a loving husband, and an adorable baby--but it's been a long road to get here. Join her on her journey through conversion, doubts, and the process of returning to a religion she once believed she'd left behind for good. This honest and open look at modern discipleship is a refreshing read!

The World s Strongest Librarian

The World s Strongest Librarian
Author: Josh Hanagarne
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101621776
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Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting Josh Hanagarne couldn’t be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old when he first began exhibiting symptoms. When he was twenty and had reached his towering height of 6’7”, his tics escalated to nightmarish levels. Determined to conquer his affliction, Josh tried countless remedies, with dismal results. At last, an eccentric, autistic strongman taught Josh how to “throttle” his tics into submission using increasingly elaborate feats of strength. What started as a hobby became an entire way of life—and an effective way of managing his disorder. Today, Josh is a librarian at Salt Lake City’s public library and founder of a popular blog about books and weight lifting—and the proud father of five-year-old Max. Funny and offbeat, The World’s Strongest Librarian traces this unlikely hero as he attempts to overcome his disability, find love, and create a life worth living.

Book of Mormon Student Manual

Book of Mormon Student Manual
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Pages: 437
ISBN: 9781592976652
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: David Van Leeuwen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Captivity of the Oatman Girls

Captivity of the Oatman Girls
Author: Royal B. Stratton
Pages: 290
ISBN: HARVARD:32044036482610
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Release: 1859
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1101208961
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Release: 1987-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

You ve Got This

You ve Got This
Author: Hank Smith,Al Carraway
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1462119425
Available:
Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Cfi
Language: en

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The Next Mormons

The Next Mormons
Author: Jana Riess
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780190885212
Available:
Release: 2019-02-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American Millennials--the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s--have been leaving organized religion in unprecedented numbers. For a long time, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an exception: nearly three-quarters of people who grew up Mormon stayed that way into adulthood. In The Next Mormons, Jana Riess demonstrates that things are starting to change. Drawing on a large-scale national study of four generations of current and former Mormons as well as dozens of in-depth personal interviews, Riess explores the religious beliefs and behaviors of young adult Mormons, finding that while their levels of belief remain strong, their institutional loyalties are less certain than their parents' and grandparents'. For a growing number of Millennials, the tensions between the Church's conservative ideals and their generation's commitment to individualism and pluralism prove too high, causing them to leave the faith-often experiencing deep personal anguish in the process. Those who remain within the fold are attempting to carefully balance the Church's strong emphasis on the traditional family with their generation's more inclusive definition that celebrates same-sex couples and women's equality. Mormon families are changing too. More Mormons are remaining single, parents are having fewer children, and more women are working outside the home than a generation ago. The Next Mormons offers a portrait of a generation navigating between traditional religion and a rapidly changing culture.

Visions of Glory

Visions of Glory
Author: John Pontius
Pages: 243
ISBN: 146212108X
Available:
Release: 2017-11
Editor: Cfi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the near-death phenomenon that has stunned thousands of readers. These true visionary accounts include the miracles of the millennium, the return of the Ten Tribes, the building of the New Jerusalem and temple, and many other astonishing events long prophesied in scripture but never before described in such vivid detail. In this new edition, you'll also find an in-depth interview between late author John Pontius and Spencer--the man who witnessed it all.

Set Goals Say Prayers Work Hard

Set Goals   Say Prayers   Work Hard
Author: Al Carraway
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1462118917
Available:
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Cfi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Try your real try! Writing down your hopes, dreams, and goals will help you move forward with faith. With her characteristic New York flare, Al Carraway brings you her latest journal, inspired by her own motivation to move forward in faith. Filled with Al's own quotes, this journal will inspire you as you fill its vibrant pages.