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.


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Challenge of Honesty
“Come listen to the wise and knowing voice of a Mormon progressive foremother. Frances Lee Menlove reminds us that seeking and questioning have always been part of the Mormon experience and that none of us is alone in...

The Council of Fifty

The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History
The original duties of the Council of Fifty were to help elect Mormon founder Joseph Smith to the presidency of the United States, to scout locations for colonies in Texas and Oregon, and to form the political kingdom of...

Lost Apostles

Forgotten Members of Mormonism's Original Quorum of Twelve
Before the LDS Church was organized, Joseph Smith received a revelation telling him that twelve men would be called as latter-day apostles. Their assignment would be to warn men and women that the end was near. Although the determination...

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July 31st, 2015

Mormon News, July 27–31

Normally a touring Broadway production arriving in a mid-sized U.S. city wouldn’t be cause for international attention, but when the production is the Book of Mormon Musical and the city is Salt Lake, it’s bound to get noticed. News media across the globe reported this week on the musical opening just a few streets away from Temple Square. Reports from inside performances said audience roar with approval at the first mention of “Sal Tlay Ka Siti,” and laugh when missionaries later discover the African converts assume it is a mythical place where “goat meat is plentiful” and “the warlords are friendly.”


July 24th, 2015

Mormon News, July 20–24

For years, Spencer W. Kimball's treatise on repentance, The Miracle of Forgiveness, was seen as a Mormon classic and a must-read. Now, according to reporting by Peggy Fletcher Stack, the book is "fading" away and losing its once-powerful influence. The publisher, Deseret Book, said the hardcover edition is out-of-print and the paperback is "out of stock indefinitely," although an ebook edition remains for sale online.