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Enjoy New Releases, Lesson Helps + More with the Deseret Bookshelf App

by | Aug. 29, 2019

Deseret Bookshelf is better than ever. It makes preparing for lessons or talks a breeze, car rides more productive, and everyday chores an opportunity to finally get through the books that have been on your reading list forever. With new features and great resources, there's something to read any time, anywhere, for any occasion.

Deseret Bookshelf is home to 3000+ eBooks and our entire collection of audiobooks and can store all of your Deseret Book purchases conveniently in one app. You can also get unlimited access to Deseret Bookshelf's audiobooks and eBooks with a subscription to Bookshelf PLUS+. Try it out with a 30-day free trial and see what you can discover!


NEW FEATURES

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If your car supports Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you can now control audiobooks right from your car’s built-in display. 

Discovery just got more intuitive. Deseret Bookshelf now allows you to browse by genre so you can filter the content to quickly find just what you're looking for: biographies, official Church publications, proper romance novels, etc. You can also filter by categories of "eBooks," "audiobooks," or "all." It also gives you access to LDS Living podcasts All In and This Is the Gospel so you can listen to them each week straight from the app. 


LESSON HELPS

All the resources you need for preparing lessons, family home evening, or even a talk for sacrament meeting can now be found in one place. The LDS Living New Testament Insights, general conference talks, and the official Come, Follow Me manuals can all be found within the app. There is even an extensive quote vault that will allow you to search quotes by keywords.


BOOKSHELF'S TOP CONTENT

Here's a list of what Deseret Bookshelf users are reading and listening to every day! Access all these titles and much more with a subscription to Bookshelf PLUS+.

Insights from a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson

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What kind of life preparation does the Lord give the men He will one day call to be prophet? And what are the lessons to be learned from such a life?

Insights from a Prophet's Life offers a candid view of President Russell M. Nelson, the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from childhood to the current day. More than a biography, this landmark volume invites readers to experience President Nelson's life through dozens of brief vignettes and hundreds of photographs. Each episode highlights an important lesson; taken together, they weave a captivating story of a man prepared in a unique way to lead the Church in our day.

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Muddy, Book 1: Where Faith and Polygamy Collide

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When Brigham Young summons young Morgan Davis to his office and calls him to join other missionaries in settling the Muddy River Valley (what is now Nevada), Morgan can't imagine what lies in store. He has just two weeks to find a wife and gather enough belongings to help start a settlement.

As Morgan and his new bride, Angeline, travel the long trail south in a covered wagon, they fall in love and connect with the other Saints. But the desert location on the Muddy River soon becomes a physical and emotional test for all of them. Together they face difficult requests from Church leaders, multiple failed attempts to settle, deaths of loved ones, and then perhaps the ultimate challenge—polygamy.

What do stalwart members do when faced with conflicting feelings between what their hearts tell them and the hard instructions from Salt Lake City? Morgan and Angeline are about to find out.

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The Lady and the Highwayman 

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Elizabeth Black, the headmistress of a girls’ school in 1830 is also a well-respected author of novels written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories under the pseudonym Charles King— the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men.

Fletcher Walker is the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Charles King started taking all of his readers. Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow-author, she is well-known among the high-class writers. Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to ensure her secret identity is never discovered. What neither author anticipated was the instant attraction, even though their social positions dictate the impossibility of a relationship.

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A Case for the Book of Mormon 

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Before The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was officially organized, its keystone was in place. That keystone, the Book of Mormon, has been shared, studied, respected, and embraced by millions of people the world over. It has also been scrutinized, analyzed, dismissed, even ridiculed by critics for nearly 200 years.

In this volume, best-selling author Tad Callister offers a comprehensive overview of many of the critics' claims and provides carefully reasoned explanations that shed new light on the discussion. He presents compelling evidence, both physical and spiritual, for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and invites readers on a spiritual journey that promises a witness stronger than any intellectual argument could create.

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A Proper Scandal

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Grace Sinclair has been callously cast out of her home. And though taken in as an orphaned child by the vicar and his wife, her unsurpassed beauty makes it impossible for her to remain in the vicar’s household—with two daughters of their own about to enter society, the vicar and his wife see Grace as nothing but competition. Thankfully, Grace’s estranged Aunt Bell has agreed to take her into her home in London. But Grace soon learns her situation has just gotten much worse.

It takes only a moment’s acquaintance for Grace to ascertain that her aunt has married a detestable rake. And Aunt Bell, recognizing the danger of having her lovely niece too near her husband, gives Grace an ultimatum: The young woman has two weeks to find a man to marry, after which she will be turned out. With no experience in the art of attracting a husband, Grace quickly realizes that a worthy suitor might not be so easy to ensnare.

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Seekers Wanted 

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The purpose of this timely book is to aid you by providing essential skills to seek learning by study and faith. These chapters don't tell you what to thinkbut help you figure out how to think. The book aims to increase your capacity to be a disciple-scholar. Using relevant doctrinal and historical examples—coupled with engaging visuals and approaches—each chapter teaches models, steps, and frameworks to help you learn by study and faith.

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The New Testament Family Reader

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The New Testament Family Reader will help your family learn about and discuss the mortal life and teachings of Christ and His Apostles, drawing you closer together as a family and closer to Christ. This abridged format, suited for every age and stage of life, makes meaningful scripture study an attainable goal for every family.

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Dreams as Revelation 

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Many times, the Lord's involvement with His children takes the form of significant dreams and visions.

In Dreams as Revelation, BYU Church history professors Mary Jane Woodger, Ken Alford, and Craig Manscill share prophetic guidance and other counsel to help readers recognize when a dream is revelatory in nature.

With a foreword by Robert L. Millet, this book includes chapters about scriptural dreams, dreams in Joseph Smith's family, as well as original accounts of carefully selected dreams received throughout our dispensation, including dreams of the Savior, temple work, comfort, and more. In addition to being personally applicable for how to better understand your own revelatory dreams, this interesting and informative book is a valuable resource for talks, lessons, and family home evenings.

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Saints, Vol. 1

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In 1820, a young farm boy in search of truth has a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Three years later, an angel guides him to an ancient record buried in a hill near his home. With God's help, he translates the record and organized the Savior's church in the latter days. Soon others join him, accepting the invitation to become Saints through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

But opposition and violence follow those who defy old traditions to embrace restored truths. The women and men who join the church must choose whether or not they will stay true to their covenants, establish Zion, and proclaim the gospel to a troubled world.

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 The Heart of a Vicar 

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Young love is all too fleeting, as Harold Jonquil painfully discovered years ago when Sarah Sarvol captured his heart. After an idyllic few weeks in the throes of blossoming love, reality intervened. They could have no future. Following their disastrous parting, Harold attempted to push aside thoughts of love and regret, but Sarah has never left his heart. Now, years later, he has achieved his lifelong aspiration of becoming the local vicar. However, the role proves more difficult than he imagined. He feels hollow and uninspired—until the most important person in his past returns, challenging him as no one ever has.

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