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Here are the 25 best-selling products at Deseret Book for April 30-May 5, including a two books by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and a CD from Mercy River.

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

Category: Books
Rank: 1

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

Category: Books
Rank: 2

“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'

"Edenbrooke," Julianne Donaldson
Deseret Book

Category: Books
Rank: 3

"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

"Falling to Heaven," James Ferrell
Deseret Book

Category: Books
Rank: 4

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

Category: Books
Rank: 5

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

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

Category: Books
Rank: 6

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

"Janitors," Tyler Whitesides
Deseret Book

Category: Books
Rank: 7

"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

"Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith," Gary W. Toyn
Deseret Book

Category: Books
Rank: 8

Featuring Latter-day Saint sons’ and daughters’ recollections of their famous and not-so-famous mothers, this engaging celebration of unforgettable moments and immeasurable gifts will show any mother how it’s often the little things that make the biggest difference in a child’s life. Mothers of Faith contains more than seventy inspiring tributes, including stories from or about:

Julie B. Beck, Steve Young, Silvia H. Allred, Jim Matheson, Ann Romney, Ruth Hale, Jason Chaffetz, Janice Kapp Perry, Doug Wright, Liz Lemon Swindle, J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Harry Reid, Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Gary Herbert, Greg Olsen, Susan Easton Black, Jimmer Fredette, and dozens more.

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Related: 'Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith' shows many sides of motherhood

"Look Up, My Soul: The Divine Promise of Hope," Gerald N. Lund
Deseret Book

Category: Books
Rank: 9

From the author: Early in my life, I learned to love the hymns we sing. As I moved into adulthood, I came to realize that they are like the scriptures in some ways. The lyrics are filled with eternal truths, contain concepts that inspire, and have the power to heal the wounded soul (see Jacob 2:8). I can remember one of those moments many years ago when I was weighed down by a particular difficulty. Then in sacrament meeting, we sang a hymn that I wasn’t familiar with: “Before Thee, Lord, I Bow My Head.” I immediately fell in love with the words, but it was the third verse that hit me with particular force.

Look up, my soul; be not cast down.

Keep not thine eyes upon the ground.

Break off the shackles of the earth.

Receive, my soul, the spirit’s birth.2

That is my hope for this book. May it help us all to remember President Monson’s counsel, “It is better to look up.”

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Related: Elder Lund explains the virtue of hope

"The Walk: Road to Grace," Richard Paul Evans
Deseret Book

Category: Books
Rank: 10

Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christofferson, a once successful advertising executive, has left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he plans to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map.

Now nearly halfway through his trek, The Road to Grace takes him from South Dakota to Memphis, Tennessee. Alan covers more than 800 miles on foot, but it’s the people he meets along the way who give the journey its true meaning.

Full of wisdom and hard-won truth, this is a moving standalone story as well as the continuation of the unforgettable series about hope, healing, and the meaning of life.

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Related: 'Road to Grace' is for those of all faiths

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

Category: CDs
Rank: 1

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

"Higher," Mercy River
Deseret Book

Category: CDs
Rank: 2

"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

"Every Step," Hilary Weeks
Deseret Book

Category: CDs
Rank: 3

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

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

Category: CDs
Rank: 4

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

Category: CDs
Rank: 5

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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Unitards
Deseret Book

Category: DVDs
Rank: 1

Lewis Grady just won the student-body elections at Skyline High School and Vice Principal Spooner has big plans for the goof-off high school senior.

Charged with the difficult challenge of bringing school spirit back to Skyline, Lewis teams up with his two odd-ball friends to change the school forever. And they have the perfect way to do it: a guys-only dance team called the Unitards.

As Lewis and his friends scrounge up the perfect group of misfits to join the revolution, Ms. Zarolla, coach of the school's award-winning all-girl drill team, vows to bring the Unitards to an end before they embarrass her and ruin the school's reputation. As she makes plans to hijack the newly formed dance team, the Unitards make their own plans to take over the school once and for all.

"17 Miracles" DVD

Category: DVDs
Rank: 2

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

Category: DVDs
Rank: 3

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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Day of Defense
Deseret Book

Category: DVDs
Rank: 4

Special Features:
Behind the Scenes
Outtakes
Deleted Scenes
Music Creation

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"Book of Jer3miah"
Deseret Book

Category: DVDs
Rank: 5

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

Category: Audio
Rank: 1

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

Category: Audio
Rank: 2

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

Category: Audio
Rank: 3

"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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The Truman G. Madsen Collection
Deseret Book

Category: Audio
Rank: 4

For decades, Latter-day Saints were enlightened, instructed, and inspired by the messages and testimony of Truman G. Madsen. His talks planted the seeds of testimony in the hearts of thousands of Latter-day Saints, and deepened the testimonies of countless listeners. Now, for the first time, seven of his classic talks, most of which have been unavailable for many years, are gathered in one convenient CD collection. Your love of the gospel and for the Savior will be nurtured as you listen to the following talks from this beloved scholar and teacher. The collection includes the following:

Sacrifice: The Key to Power
Every Member a Bird Dogger
Twenty Questions
The Gospel and the Sabbath
House of God: The Promised Blessings of the Temple
The Intimate Touch of Prayer
In a Place Called Gethsemane

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"Edenbrooke," Julianne Donaldson, Audio
Deseret Book

Category: Audio
Rank: 5

"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