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21 eBooks Under $5 from Deseret Book

by | Jul. 12, 2017

Save yourself a trip to the library with these 21 eBooks under $5! Below you'll find inspirational and gospel-oriented books that will strengthen your faith as well as fantasy and fiction books that will stretch your imagination.

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Book of Mormon Scriptural Phrases $3.99

In Book of Mormon Scriptural Phrases, Roger A. Dibb has compiled more than 4,200 scriptural phrases—from the mundane to the sublime—provided a brief definition of each, and indicated where else identical or similar phrases can be found in the Book of Mormon. This book is a handy and extremely useful reference work for students of the Book of Mormon, particularly those who not only treasure the truthfulness of the record but delight in the way those truths are delivered.

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By Divine Design: Best Practices for Family Success and Happiness $1.99

The prophets of God continually raise their warning voices and lovingly give counsel to strengthen our families and heighten the spirituality of our children. This is a gospel-centered "best practices" book for husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, that is founded on prophetic teachings and substantiated by good science. This book will help readers gain new and important insights about our most important responsibilities in time and eternity—our families. By bringing together the "words of wisdom" both from religious sources and from the discoveries of solid research, families can be better equipped in their pursuit of success and happiness.

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Desperate Measures $1.99

When you’re the frazzled mother of eight rambunctious children, there’s little in life that throws you for a loop. So thinks Mormon mom extraordinaire Annie Fisher . . . that is, until she finds herself embroiled in the baffling disappearance of family friend Angus Puddicombe. Following the delivery of a puzzling message and a few startling discoveries, all signs point to—confusion. What Annie knows for sure is that Angus is in over his head, and there is no time to lose. Unaware of the danger that awaits, Annie, her trusty husband, Newton, and a vanload of kids forge ahead to unravel the mystery. Can this group of amateur sleuths get to the bottom of what’s going on before something goes horribly wrong?

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The Wedding Letters $1.99

When Noah Cooper bumps into Rachel, it's love at first sight, at least for Noah. Rachel isn't so sure. But Noah's charm pays off, and he introduces his bride-to-be to a special Cooper family tradition &mdash the wedding letters. Family and friends of the happy couple are invited to send letters of advice on love, life, and happiness.

However, when a dark secret from Rachel's past surfaces, will Noah and his parents, Malcolm and Rain, be able to help save the wedding from disaster? And what about the scrapbook of wedding letters that have already been gathered? Could a single letter really provide the answer that will bring Rachel back?

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A Tale of Light and Shadow $1.99

Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it; where magic is feared by all but a few; where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. Unknown to either, a dark prophecy has set in motion events which will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas by eclipsing the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

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Remake $2.99

Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.

But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day — her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose and what they'll be.

When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will decide to be?

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Westly: A Spider's Tale FREE

When Westly emerges from his cocoon, not as a beautiful butterfly, but as a spider, he is rejected by the butterfly kingdom and undertakes a journey to discover who he really is. But not even the dirt eaters can offer him answers. Not the dragonfly, the centipede, the moth, or even Zug Zug, the fly. None have ever seen an eight-legged creature who can spin webs. However, Westly's new friend the Raven has offered to help. If only the Raven could get inside the glass menagerie where Westly and the other bugs live. Yes, yes, the Raven is sure he could change everything. But sometimes things don't turn out the way we plan.

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Women of Faith in the Latter Days: Volume 2: 1821-1845 $4.99

This groundbreaking series recounts the lives of women of faith and dedication in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Often using the women's own words, these stories share their trials, their triumphs, and their testimonies.

This volume, the second in a series of seven, features women born between 1821 and 1845 and presents both well-known women and previously obscure ones whose lives of faith also deserve emulation. They lived in an age when Latter-day Saint leaders emphasized the literal gathering of Israel, and, for that reason, the stories you will find here include accounts of the trek to Utah and the settlement of new communities in the West.

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Swept Up by the Sea: A Romantic Fairy Tale $3.99

Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate. The only problem is, no one at the rough-and-tumble seaport of Blackshore will allow him anywhere near a ship!

Percival must find other means to win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence Magrathia-Paddock, who has mistaken him for a pirate rogue out of one of her romantic books. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul—and she will even arrange her own kidnapping to prove it.

Percival eventually find himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of reluctant pirates, a jilted fiancee, a reclusive master shipwright, and an old professor with a magical secret that could kill them all. Join the strangest assortment of characters you'll ever meet on the Nine Seas as they set sail for treasure and romance!

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Sweets & Treats with Six Sisters' Stuff $4.99

The Six Sisters have gathered together more than 100 of their best dessert recipes into one cookbook that the whole family will enjoy. From cakes and cupcakes and cookies to pies and brownies and ice cream, this cookbook has the easy-to-make, family-friendly recipes you've come to expect from the Six Sisters.

Along with the sweet treats you can make at home are dozens of gift ideas and at-home craft projects that will help you make the most of your desserts. Learn how to make cake stands, start new traditions around birthdays and holidays, and prepare simple but memorable gifts for friends and neighbors.

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Tug of War: Choosing Between Zion and Babylon $3.99

Before we were born, we had a choice to make—a choice between happiness and misery. "But the war continues. We're still tugged towards Zion on the one hand ... and Babylon on the other." In Tug of War, Time Out for Women presenter Mary Ellen Edmunds discusses the differences between Zion and Babylon and why we can't "camp out" somewhere between the two. Our choices, including the seemingly small ones we make every day, have consequences that can lead us toward Zion: a place for the pure in heart, or Babylon: the antithesis of Zion.

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Mended Hearts $4.79

When Sydney Chase convinced her boyfriend to take her on a sailing trip, she never imagined that a terrible storm would claim his life. Five years later, Sydney is still consigned to a life of sorrow and self- punishment, but finds solace in teaching horse-riding lessons at her grandfather's ranch. If only he would stop setting her up on dates with guys she's definitely not interested in.

After Grandpa Gabriel promises to end his matchmaking scheme, Sydney is both surprised and frustrated when yet another young man shows up at the ranch to meet her -- even though this is a particularly attractive one. But he says he's just there for the horses.

As Jackson and Sydney work together to breed Sydney's favorite mare, Sydney struggles to face her past and forgive herself for her boyfriend's death. Will she be able to overcome her fears and embrace new hope? And will she have strength enough to let love into her life again?

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Forget Me Not FREE

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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Shared Motherhood $2.36

"Motherhood! Power, perfectness, and a few miracles thrown in for good measure! Yes, we mothers all have moments when we feel that we actually can be as wonderful as, at our best, our children think we are." This book by beloved author, Cheiko Okazaki, shares the importance and beauty of motherhood.

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The Jesus We Need to Know $1.99

When the Savior taught the Nephites, He asked, "What manner of men ought ye to be?" His answer was, "Even as I am." What was Jesus like? We know He is our Redeemer, and much has been written about what He taught, but do we know what He was really like - what qualities, characteristics, and attributes Jesus has that we can try to incorporate into our lives? Beloved teacher and student of the scriptures Michael Wilcox looks carefully at stories from the scriptures to show what we can learn about Jesus' personality and character. As we come to know what the Savior is like, our desire and our ability to draw near to Him increase. With the fresh perspectives and warmth he is known for, Brother Wilcox helps us see a personality full of sensitivity, wisdom, and sustaining love, and introduces us to the Jesus we need to know.

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Embark! $2.99

In this motivating talk related to the 2015 youth theme, John Bytheway explains what it means to truly embark — to get fully on board in the service of God with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. Using scriptures, powerful stories, and his characteristic humor, John explains that with the Savior's help, we can remain on board and eventually stand blameless before God at the last day.

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Keep Texting from Taking Over $1.99

Texting can be a great way to communicate. It's fun, it's easy, and it's fast. But if you're not careful, it can really take over your life! How can teens-and their parents and leaders-learn to use this tool more wisely?

In this talk, favorite youth speaker Brad Wilcox and his son, Russell Wilcox, help LDS teenagers understand the role the Holy Ghost can play in our lives if we make personal time to meditate on spiritual things and not be consumed with texting 24/7. This motivating fireside presentation is sure to help parents, youth leaders, and especially teenagers.

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Dating and the Plan of Happiness: What Every Teenager Should Know $1.99

"Why do I have to wait until I'm 16 to date?" "Why is so much emphasis given to the law of chastity?"
"How far can you go and still not sin?"

These are some of the questions often asked by youth. In this candid talk, John Hilton gives straightforward answers, using teachings of the prophets, humor, and illustrative stories. John remembers what it was like to be a teenager on the merry-go-round of dating and has the additional perspective of a mission and temple marriage to help him discuss some sensitive issues about morality in the context of the "big picture." John focuses on dating in terms of the plan of happiness and explains the benefits of setting and following personal standards. This is a talk that will not only help you navigate the waters of dating but also have more fun doing so.

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Be Who You Are $1.99

President David O. McKay said, “Always be yourself, your best self, in no matter whose company you may find yourself.” Hank Smith adds that “believing your best self isn't always popular. It might mean you have to drop some friends.” Using examples from the scriptures, enlightening stories, and hilarious experiences from his own life, Brother Smith illustrates the importance of being true to who you really are and what you believe. “Before you can even begin to make a difference in the lives of other people, you have to know who you are,” says Brother Smith. “People will respect you more if they see you are the same person in church as you are at school or at home. You are the same person — the best person you can possibly be. You'll have more friends that way because you are trustworthy.”

Brother Smith teaches what it means to be a believer; it isn't enough just to say we believe — we have to act. “Believing in Christ is good, but it really doesn't do anything for you until you act on your belief. That's when you can truly make a difference in the lives of your family and your friends.”

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Seeing As God Sees: Discovering the Wonder of Ourselves and Others $1.99

At some time in our lives, many of us wonder if we are really good at anything. In this inspiring presentation, gifted teacher Michael Wilcox helps us recognize the wonder and power in each of us. With personal stories and fresh perspectives about scriptural accounts, he explains that, while we may see our weakness and failings, God always sees our potential. Brother Wilcox teaches that God puts things in our lives that help prepare us for future challenges. He bears witness that we all have spiritual gifts to give each other — and to the Church — even though we don’t always recognize it. Stories about a report card, about the importance of nicknames, of “mite moments,” and of “the Jonathan factor” provide “aha moments,” helping us see ourselves and others as God sees us.

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Of Lions, Dragons and Turkish Delight: C. S. Lewis for Latter-day Saints $1.99

C. S. Lewis is loved by many Latter-day Saints who are intrigued by insights in his books that parallel LDS doctrines. In this inspiring presentation, S. Michael Wilcox discusses Lewis's perspectives on such topics as:

• Our ability to become like God

• The “divine homesickness” inside each of us that only God can satisfy

• God's desire to pour happiness into the hollow of our souls

• How to avoid today's “Turkish delights,” the obstacles to happiness that Satan puts in our path

You'll love this discussion about one of the greatest Christian writers by a gifted teacher and storyteller.

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