Deseret Book's top-selling books, CD's, movies and audio albums for the week of July 16-21.

"Forget Me Not," Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Category: Books
Rank: 1

The newest book from President Uchtdorf helps women remember they are not forgotten.

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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"Come to Zion: The Winds and the Waves," Dean Hughes

Category: Books
Rank: 2

The first in a new series from Dean Hughes:

Will Lewis is stuck. the class system in England in the 1840s seems destined to keep him in his place as a poor tenant farmer who cannot improve his lot and will never be able to marry the woman he loves. But the "new religion" that is sweeping through congregations of the United Brethren, Will's church, may hold the key to the better life he longs for. As he listens to the preaching of Wilford Woodruff, he almost dares to hope for the Zion the young Apostle describes.

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"Let It Go," Chris Williams

Category: Books
Rank: 3

The true story of unforgettable tragedy and forgiveness.

On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different—and uncertain—future. But as Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive.

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"Increase in Learning," David A. Bednar

Category: Books
Rank: 4

An interactive book from Elder Bednar that will help readers answer life’s important questions:

“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.

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"Mormons: An Open Book," Anthony Sweat

Category: Books
Rank: 5

Written from the perspective of those who know and live the religion, the pages of Mormons: An Open Book invite you to come in, learn about, and better understand a growing body of faith in American and across the world: Mormonism.

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"Life Rocks! How Firm is Your Foundation?" John Bytheway

Category: Books
Rank: 6

John Bytheway talks about the basic principles every person needs as a foundation:

Yes, life is a great adventure, but it's also a great challenge. And the weather forecast for the latter days is grim: hail, mighty winds, and shafts in the whirlwind.

Question: Where are you going to build your foundation? Answer: Life Rocks.

In these pages, you'll learn where to build your life so that, in tough times or easy times, rain or shine, you can stand up and shout, “Life Rocks!”

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"Edenbrooke," Julianne Donaldson

Category: Books
Rank: 7

A debut Regency clean romance novel that will leave readers wanting more.

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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"Falling to Heaven," James Ferrell

Category: Books
Rank: 8

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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"More than Miracles: Extraordinary Stories from 17 Miracles," T.C. Christensen

Category: Books
Rank: 9

Were two little girls truly spared from harm while running a gauntlet of agitated rattlesnakes?

Did a mysterious man really reveal a cave and a stash of dried meat?

Was a beloved daughter, left for dead in a shallow grave, actually brought back to life?

As you will discover here, these and other miracles depicted in the film are based on the testimonies of those who witnessed them or learned of them from those who were there.

T.C. Christensen wrote, produced, and directed the landmark film 17 Miracles. In this book, he and Jolene S. Allphin, principal historical adviser on the film, answer questions viewers frequently ask.

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"The Miracle of Freedom: 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World," Chris and Ted Stewart

Category: Books
Rank: 10

Chris and Ted Stewart describe how freedom was shaped in “The Miracle of Freedom 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World”. History is told as a story of many different events and how each provided for freedoms to be had. I found this book an extremely powerful reminder of how many people have lived under tyranny and how we have been blessed by living under such freedoms whereas others haven’t had that opportunity.

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"Begin," David Archuleta

Category: CDs
Rank: 1

Fans everywhere are anticipating the new release from vocal pop sensation David Archuleta. The new album, BEGIN, is packed with some of modern music's most moving songs.

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"Believe," Katherine Jenkins

Category: CDs
Rank: 2

Katherine Jenkins shares her vocal talent with fans and enthusiasts with her new CD, BELIEVE.

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"Calling America," Alex Boyé

Category: CDs
Rank: 3

Famed vocalist Alex Boye delivers a potent collection of patriotic favorites including "America the Beautiful," "Amazing Grace," and "Shenandoah."

Recorded in Alex's unique style that has made him famous around the world, these songs will bring tears to your eyes and pride to your heart.

Also includes "Calling America," a stirring original track written by Alex after making the decision to become an American citizen.

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"EFY 2012: Arise and Shine Forth"

Category: CDs
Rank: 4

These uplifting songs take a modern approach to both upbeat pop songs and slower, reverent tunes. The perfect gift for teens, missionaries, and even mom and dad.

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"Glory: Music of Rejoicing," Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Category: CDs
Rank: 5

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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Unitards

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.

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17 Miracles

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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Scout Camp

Category: DVDs
Rank: 3

The Fire Dragon patrol, with their ever supportive scoutmaster Kerry (Kirby Heyborne, Saints and Soldiers and The R.M.) is headed to Camp Rakhouta for what might be the best week of their lives. But when the legendary “Spirit Stick” of the prestigious camp goes missing, the entire tradition of the camp is threatened. Now the Fire Dragons, led by York Hayes (Shawn Carter, High School Musical 1, 2, and 3) must do whatever it takes to find the stick, return it, and restore the legacy of the camp.

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Mormon Messages

Category: DVDs
Rank: 4

Learn from the examples of others as you put the gospel in context with these real-life applications of eternal principles.

This tremendously popular online series is now available on DVD, giving you handy access to video tidbits that will enhance any setting, from family night to missionary moments to personal study.

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Redemption

Category: DVDs
Rank: 5

A true story of conflict and compassion, Redemption follows the saga of Henry Heath, a lawman on the western frontier in 1862. After the grieving sheriff buries his only child, he learns that Jean Baptiste, an impoverished French immigrant, has been robbing the graves of the recently deceased. Torn between duty, outrage, and guilt about his own past, Heath becomes Baptiste’s only defense against the bloodthirsty contempt of the community and the brutal isolation of the inhospitable Antelope Island where Baptiste has been exiled.

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"5 Scriptures that Will Motivate You to Action," John Bytheway

Category: Audio
Rank: 1

Stop hitting your spiritual snooze button!

Some people say that scripture reading puts them to sleep; others say it wakes them up. The scriptures are not passive. They tell us to get up, get going, and get to it. In his conversational way, John Bytheway, introduces to to five scriptures that can help us when we need a little motivation.

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"For All Eternity," John L. Lund

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. In this four-talk set you will laugh as you and your spouse see yourselves in Dr. Lund's descriptions of the differences between men and women and how we communicate.

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"Truman G. Madsen Collection"

Category: Audio
Rank: 3

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.

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"The John Bytheway Collection"

Category: Audio
Rank: 4

No need to hang onto those much-loved but oh-so-outdated cassette tapes. To celebrate fifteen years of John Bytheway wit and inspiration we’ve gathered ten of John’s bestselling audio talks and put them on state-of-the-art CDs.

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"What's On the Other Side: What the Gospel Teaches Us About the Spirit World," Brent L. Top

Category: Audio
Rank: 5

The Prophet Joseph Smith observed that death and the spirit world are subjects "we ought to study more than any other. . . . If we have claim on our Heavenly Father for anything, it is for knowledge on this important subject."

Brent Top, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU, highlights the wealth of information the scriptures and latter-day prophets and apostles have provided to us about death and the spirit world—its location and conditions, the nature of departed spirits, and the work performed for and by those there. Removing much of the mystery and fear associated with dying, this book demonstrates that knowing what life will be like after death can help inspire us to live better lives here and now.

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