Fresh Courage Take


The twelve essays in this anthology provide a refreshing array of female perspectives, personalities, and circumstances. Along with an introduction by Jamie Zvirzdin, the essays invite readers to recognize and own their personal struggles, gifts, faults, and desires and to accept where they stand on the spectrum of humanity. Fresh Courage Take demonstrates that the road to heaven is not a conveyor belt powered by a checklist of religious obligations, cooked casseroles, and a collection of children. If anything, it is a complex network of interchanges and decisions … including long, often solitary paths.

Authors include Carli Anderson, Rachael Decker Bailey, Erika Ball, Rachel Brown, Karen Critchfield, Ashley Mae Hoiland, Sylvia Lankford, Marcee Monroe, Brooke Stoneman, Camille Strate Fairbanks, Colleen Whitley, and Jamie Zvirzdin.


Mormonism Unvailed

“Despite an obvious bias, Eber D. Howe provided a service to historians the way he gathered eyewitness accounts and primary documents, for which he was never properly recognized. He was the first to publish some of Joseph Smith’s revelations,...

Amazing Colossal Apostle

Robert M. Price
As children, we were told the stories of Paul as didactic tales meant to keep us reverent and obedient. As adults reading the New Testament, we catch glimpses of a very different kind of disciple—an ascetic hermit whom Tertullian...

Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000:

Devery Anderson
Award-winning researcher and writer Devery S. Anderson has brought together in this volume a comprehensive collection of documents relating to Mormon temple worship. These are official communications, most of them never before presented to the general public, limited only...

Latest News

October 2nd, 2015

Mormon News, September 28–October 2

The LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City reopened this week after a lengthy renovation, and one display has garnered national attention. After publicly acknowledging Joseph Smith's polygamous practices in an online essay last year, the church has included an exhibit at the museum that also shines light on Smith's early wives. While most lay Mormons seem unaware of the polygamy essay at, historian Patrick Mason noted the importance of including polygamy in the museum. "The fact that this is going to be deeply embedded in this kind of official narrative at the church’s signature museum is significant. This is where Mormons take their kids. This is where Mormon youth groups go,” Mason said.


September 25th, 2015

Mormon News, September 21–25

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles passed away on Tuesday. Scott was well-loved among faithful Mormons who saw him as gentle and kind. He usually avoided controversial social issues and instead stuck to sermons about personal improvement, faithful devotion, and helping others. Before he was called as an LDS leader, Scott was a nuclear engineer. His death leaves three vacancies in the quorum, the largest number since the early twentieth century when John W. Taylor and Matthias Cowley resigned in 1905 and Marriner W. Merrill died in 1906. With General Conference a week away, it is unclear if Scott’s successor will be called with the other two replacements.