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Here are the 25 best-selling products at Deseret Book for April 23-28, including a book by Elder David A. Bednar, a new CD from William Joseph and the DVD "17 Miracles."

"Forget Me Not," Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Deseret Book

Inspired by the five petals of the tiny forget-me-not flower, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf reminds us of five things we will be wise to never forget:

To be patient with ourselves

To distinguish between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice

To be happy now
To focus on the “why” of the gospel

To know that the Lord loves each of us infinitely.

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"Janitors," Tyler Whitesides
Deseret Book

"I see creatures in the school," Spencer insisted. "Some are slimy, some are furry, some have wings. I don't know why the rest of you can't see them. I'm trying to figure that out. I don't want to freak you guys out, but I had to tell you what I've seen."

Dead silence.

Then, like an avalanche: laughter.


No one takes Spencer Zumbro seriously when he tried to warn his classmates about the mysterious things prowling the halls and classrooms of Welcher Elementary School. But when he sees Marv, the janitor, going after one of the creatures with a vacuum, he knows he's not the only one who can see them.

With the help of his new friends, Daisy, Spencer has to find out what the janitors know. The children's search uncovers the magic taking place behind the scenes of their seemingly ordinary school, where a battle is being waged for the minds of the students. Who can be trusted - and can Spencer and Daisy protect their school and possibly the world?

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Related: Author's debut novel 'Janitors' introduces a new magical world

"Edenbrooke," Julianne Donaldson
Deseret Book

"Edenbrooke" is a Regency-era love story for those who like a well-crafted yet clean romance novel.

Labeled "A Proper Romance," "Edenbrooke" is the first of a new brand of romance novel by publisher Shadow Mountain, an imprint of Deseret Book, that includes clean love stories — without unnecessary bedroom scenes, sexual themes or bursting bodices.

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Related: 'Edenbrooke' is a delightful, clean Regency love story

"Increase in Learning," David A. Bednar
Deseret Book


“The overarching purpose of Heavenly Father’s great plan of happiness is to provide His spirit children with opportunities to learn,” writes Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. But how can we best learn the things we need to know and do?

Elder Bednar emphasizes concepts, patterns, and processes that invite each of us to act and learn fundamental truths for ourselves. Declaring that answers to our questions always are found in the doctrines and principles of the restored gospel, he provides a framework in this book for learning those doctrines and understanding with our hearts.

This new interactive book will help you acquire one of the most important skills you’ll ever possess: the power to learn. With its unique blend of print, media, and online resources, it provides patterns for spiritual learning that will lead you to understand and act on gospel truths. Learn how to get the answers you need for yourself!

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Related: Elder Bednar's invitation to 'Increase in Learning'

"Your Happily Ever After," Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Deseret Book

Between the "Once upon a time" and the "happily ever after" in stories, the main character has to experience some trials and adversity. And it's that way in life between each person's "Once upon a time" and "happily ever after," President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says in "Your Happily Ever After," a recently released book from Deseret Book, based on an April 2010 talk in the general young women's meeting.

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Related: What's new: 'Your Happily Ever After' by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Christ’s Gifts to Women," Heather B. Moore, Angela Eschler
Deseret Book

With touching artwork from renowned artists, this beautifully written book weaves trials faced in our day with trials faced in Biblical days — and expounds on the timeless power Christ has given women to overcome them. As we strive to draw closer to Christ, He will draw closer to us, magnify our efforts, and fill us with joy and peace. From the gift of mercy to the gifts of experience, wholeness, nurturing, and seeing, authors Heather B. Moore and Angela Eschler help women recognize the incredible rewards Christ has given each of God’s precious daughters, no matter the hardships we face.

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Related: Book review: 'Christ's Gifts to Women' shares powerful offerings of the Master

"Falling to Heaven," James Ferrell
Mormon Times

From the best-selling author of "The Peacegiver."

Falling to Heaven is an account of a gospel that's specifically designed to change our minds and transform our hearts. It is an account of the truths of Christ that really do set us free.

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"As Sisters in Zion," Debbie J. Christensen
Deseret Book

It took one missionary meeting in 1848 for Emily Hill to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. It was four years before she was baptized against her family's will. Another four years to save money to join the saints in Utah. Six weeks on the Thornton ship and five grueling months in the Willie Handcart Company in 1856 to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley.

And it took more than 130 years for a promise a priesthood blessing Emily Hill received to be fulfilled.

In the recently-released book, "As Sisters in Zion: The Story Behind the Song," author Debbie J. Christensen delves deep into the lives of Emily and Julia Hill, two sisters from southern England, and the widow Martha Campkin and her five children in the 1850s.

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Related: 'As Sisters in Zion' tells the history of the LDS hymn

"Heaven Is Here," Stephanie Nielson
Deseret Book

Stephanie Nielson wanted nothing more in life than to be a wife and a mother with a home full of faith.

Nielson, who blogs at nieniedialogues.blogspot.com, had her happy life, with four children, her husband, Christian, and the daily adventures of life. She skied, taught yoga and was an avid runner.

Then, in a plane crash in August 2008, she was burned on more than 80 percent of her body and Christian on 40 percent of his.

In her memoir, "Heaven Is Here" (Voice, $23.99), she honestly, tenderly and poignantly describes the trials, faith, lessons and the joys of small yet significant triumphs through her steady recovery.

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Related: Stephanie Nielson's memoir 'Heaven Is Here' describes faith, trials

"Doing What We Came To Do: Living a Life of Love," Ardeth G. Kapp
Deseret Book

Condense 80 years of life learning about love and the divine role of women into one small volume, and you have “Doing What We Came to Do: Living a Life of Love” by Sister Ardeth G. Kapp, who has previously served as the Young Women general president.

Sister Kapp draws on her lifetime of experiences as a wife, teacher and women’s leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share what she has learned about loving and serving.

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Related: Book review: 'Doing What We Came to Do' shares lessons of love

"Glory: Music of Rejoicing," Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Deseret Book

Brass cadences and dramatic melodies fill the new release by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, "Glory! Music of Rejoicing," which song by song declares a message of exuberant praise and celebration. The music of many well-known artists, including John Williams, John Rutter and Gioachino Rossini, add to accomplish the title and concurrent mission of the CD, to rejoice.

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Related: 'Glory!' new CD from Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Every Step," Hilary Weeks
Deseret Book

Inspiration for one of the songs on Hilary Weeks’ recently released CD “Every Step," came while she was doing the dishes. Another song was written with the weight-loss show “Biggest Loser” in mind. And the last one composed was an effort of three people who ended up having time the night before the last day of recording.

“Every Step” also made it onto five different Billboard charts last week, including No. 6 on Top Current Contemporary Christian and No. 102 on the Top Albums – Billboard Top 200. It was also No. 8 on the Current Christian Overall and No. 1 on both Top New Artist Albums – Indie Chart and New Artist Albums – Mountain. Also, two days after the album's Oct. 25 release, it was the No. 2-selling album on iTunes in the Christian/gospel category.

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Related: Hilary Weeks' 'Every Step' is making big strides

"Higher," Mercy River
Deseret Book

"Higher" is the third CD by the singing trio Mercy River, including songs that uplift and encourage.

Soni Muller, Whitney Permann and Brooke Stone are the mothers that make up Mercy River, with 13 children among them.

“Our sound is becoming more about who we are now; it’s a reflection of our personalities and our outlook on life,” Stone said in a news release.

The 11 songs are a mix of contemporary-inspirational songs, such as "Better Than a Hallelujah," and other original songs like "Let Go," which focuses on letting go of pressure to be perfect and sharing individual, unique talents.

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Related: What's new: 'Higher' by Mercy River

"This is the Christ," Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Deseret Book

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square combine their talents to create this one-of-a-kind collection of exquisite music that bears witness of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Featuring songs never before recorded by the Choir, as well as familiar favorites, this divinely inspired album will remind you of the Savior's redeeming love and His role in the plan of salvation.

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"Be Still," William Joseph
Deseret Book

A piano virtuosity that wowed audiences on tour with Josh Groban and Il Divo is expressed with serenity, quiet strength, and sure testimony.

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"17 Miracles" DVD

Though the basic story of the 1856 ill-fated Martin and Willie handcart companies is fairly well-known, a more personal perspective of the events and a more specific focus on miracles are what Christensen says separates his new movie "17 Miracles" apart from others.

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Related: New movie '17 Miracles' highlights handcart miracles

"George Albert Smith"
Deseret Book

George Albert Smith was born to a devoted heritage of Church leadership. From his birth in 1870, to his death in 1951, he was an exceptional example of love and charity. Though plagued with poor health, George Albert never lost his sense of humor or allowed his challenges to slow his spiritual growth.

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"Making of Jimmer" DVD
Deseret Book

"The Making of Jimmer," a new release from Excel Entertainment, chronicles Fredette's journey from scrappy kid on the playground to college basketball icon to NBA lottery pick. The DVD features extensive interviews with immediate family, home videos of young Jimmer and behind-the-scenes footage of Fredette as he prepares to play in the NBA — a dream he's been serious about since age 6.

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Related: New DVD chronicles 'The Making of Jimmer'

"Story of Jesus"
Deseret Book

The Story of Jesus is a new major production combining HD quality dramatic footage depicting the life of Jesus, interviews with some of the world’s top religious experts, and documentary footage of the latest archaeological finds in Israel and Palestine–including stunning aerial photography of the major sites.

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"Book of Jer3miah"
Deseret Book

This ground-breaking spiritual thriller follows Jeremiah Whitney, an ordinary college freshman with a divine destiny. When Jeremiah is charged to protect a mysterious box, he finds himself at the center of a deadly plot. Now Jeremiah mush uncover the truth about the box, a frightening conspiracy, and his very identity before it's too late.

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"What Would a Holy Woman Do," Wendy Watson Nelson
Deseret Book

What woman would describe herself as "holy"? And yet, the Lord has commanded us to "practice holiness ... continually." What is the meaning of holiness? How can we become a little more holy day by day? Is that even possible? Or is holiness just a lofty, impossible goal?

In considering these questions, bestselling author Wendy Watson Nelson offered a three-day experiment to several friends.

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"Falling to Heaven," James Ferrell, MP3
Deseret Book

"Falling to Heaven" is an account of a gospel that's specifically designed to change our minds and transform our hearts. It is an account of the truths of Christ that really do set us free.

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"For All Eternity," John L. Lund
Deseret Book

Popular speaker, author, and marriage counselor, Dr. John L. Lund shares his wealth of knowledge, insight, and humor on the all-important topic of improving communication and strengthening marriage relationships.

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"Edenbrooke," Julianne Donaldson, Audio
Deseret Book

"Edenbrooke" is a Regency-era love story for those who like a well-crafted yet clean romance novel.

Labeled "A Proper Romance," "Edenbrooke" is the first of a new brand of romance novel by publisher Shadow Mountain, an imprint of Deseret Book, that includes clean love stories — without unnecessary bedroom scenes, sexual themes or bursting bodices.

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Related: 'Edenbrooke' is a delightful, clean Regency love story

"Farm Wisdom for City Folks," John Bytheway
Deseret Book

As John Bytheway listened to general conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the years, he noticed a pattern: LDS Church leaders liked to tell stories that illustrate lessons they learned while working on a farm.

It occurred to Bytheway that some of the most enduring lessons about life can be learned as a person labors on a farm.

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Related: John Bytheway and lessons from the farm