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The top 25 selling products at Deseret Book for April 16-21, including a book by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a new CD from Hilary Weeks, and the DVD "Making of Jimmer".

"Forget Me Not," Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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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.

"Increase in Learning," David A. Bednar
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For Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, learning has been a lifelong passion and pursuit.

“I love to learn,” Elder Bednar wrote in the preface of “Increase in Learning” his new book. “And I love learning about learning.”

“Increase in Learning: Spiritual Patterns for Obtaining Your Own Answers” was uniquely designed for the purpose.

"Edenbrooke," Julianne Donaldson
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"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.

"Falling to Heaven," James Ferrell
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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.

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

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

"By Small and Simple Things: Talks from the 2011 BYU Women's Conference
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About seventy-five years before the advent of Jesus Christ, the prophet Alma met with his son Helaman to give him counsel. The theme of the 2011 BYU Women's Conference focuses on one facet of that advice, that "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise" (Alma 37:6).

The talks compiled here reflect that wise yet seemingly contradictory statement: Small and simple doctrines, acts, and thoughts are the basis of the great things that are accomplished through the gospel of Jesus Christ: from consistent daily prayer comes the faith and direction needed for a family to realize their dreams of living together forever; from monthly visits comes enduring friendship and inspired help; from steady scripture reading and pondering comes deep and abiding faith and insight.

"Heaven Is Here," Stephanie Nielson
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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, 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.

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

"I Want to Be a Mommy," Judy Cooley
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The pages of I Want to Be a Mommy are filled with a little girl's imagination as she bounds and bounces from one idea to another of what she wants to be when she grows up and contemplates what would make her the happiest.

"Glory: Music of Rejoicing," Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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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.

"Higher," Mercy River
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"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.

"Every Step," Hilary Weeks
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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.

"This is the Christ," Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Music has always been an important way of not only praising and honoring Christ, but also of drawing strength and comfort from his teachings, says Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director Mack Wilberg. "From the beginning, music has been the chosen way to express feelings that words alone can't," he says. "Music has unique ways of speaking to the soul."

The choir's latest CD release falls squarely within that tradition. "This Is The Christ" offers a collection of Christ-centered songs designed to be contemplative and thoughtful. "We wanted it to offer comfort and consolation — something we need in this day and age," says Wilberg. "The final number, "I Believe in Christ," is big; we needed an exclamation point at the end," he says. "But the rest are more peaceful, more meditative."

"Lead Kindly Light: Hymn Collection"
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This beautiful collection of inspirational and fresh hymn arrangements motivate and uplift listeners of all ages. With favorite Shadow Mountain Records artists such as David Osmond, Mercy River, Josh Wright, Alex BoyÉ, and more, this album is perfect for brightening your day and lifting your spirit.

"George Albert Smith: Charity Above All"
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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.

"17 Miracles" DVD
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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.

"Making of Jimmer" DVD
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"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.

"Courageous: Honor Begins at Home"
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Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

"Story of Jesus"
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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.

"Farm Wisdom for City Folks," John Bytheway
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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.

"What Would a Holy Woman Do," Wendy Watson Nelson
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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.

"Falling to Heaven," James Ferrell
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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.

"Infinite Atonement," Tad R. Callister
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With The Infinite Atonement, Brother Tad R. Callister offers us what may be the most comprehensive, yet understandable, treatment of the Atonement in our day. He thoughtfully probes the infinite scope of this "great and last sacrifice," describing its power and breadth and explaining how it redeems us all.

"For All Eternity," John L. Lund
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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.