'Daughter of Helaman' is engaging, insightful

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    Aug. 24, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    I guess I was a little worried about the idea of a girl in the army of Helaman before I read the book. But the way it is written into the book, it's not your typical girl-power story. It's more about learning to listen to the spirit and building your faith and trusting the inspiration that comes, even if you don't understand why the answers come as they do. The idea that Heavenly Father can strengthen His daughters as well as His sons interests me, because I have felt Him strengthen me in my life. As a mother of all girls I will encourage them to read this book - not because I want them to be like the boys, but because I want them to have the faith that the Stripling Warriors had and the knowledge that God helps ALL his children, sons OR daughters.

  • Thomas028 TOOELE, UT
    Aug. 23, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    I have read Daughter of Helaman 3 times and I love it. I will probably read it again when the next book comes out. I continue to read the Book of Mormon daily and this book has given me greater insight into the Book of Mormon. It helps me think of the people in a more personal way. Thank you Ms. Moncur

    Aug. 23, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    My girls are 12 and 14 and can't wait to read this one! I too will read it when they are finished. Sounds great to us! Thank you!

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Aug. 23, 2011 10:39 a.m.

    A novelist who writes historical fiction based on scripture has to write exceptionally well for me to be enticed to read it.

    The apparent premise of this novel (a daughter of Helaman having interest in armies and warfare) is too much of a stretch for me.