Arts & Entertainment
We love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and are excited for their accomplishment!
The music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been heard around the globe, and this Easter it was heard on a new CD titled "He is Risen." Released on April 1, it gained a lot of listeners during the Easter week, and filled the number one spot on both the Classical Albums Billboard chart and the Traditional Classical Albums chart.
Bart Olson, who worked with the Choir to produce this inspiring album, said "We are thrilled to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square has once again topped the Billboard chart. It's no surprise that this time they've topped two different Billboard charts at the same time. Their latest album, 'He is Risen' is a reminder that they are producing music at the very highest levels. The public response has been overwhelming, and the attention that they're getting is well deserved."
MR says: What a great reminder to do more in our work of finding our ancestors and connecting them to our lives today.
With so many great LDS books out there, it can be hard to pick which ones to start with! Check out these 7 best LDS books you didn't know you should put on your reading list.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of great new LDS books released each year. With so many important topics broached by insightful authors, figuring out which books to read can seem daunting. Especially when our reading list already includes other must-read items like seminal LDS works, like Jesus the Christ.
We're here to help.
Looking beyond the standard works (which we realize are definitely #1 on any reading list) as well as beyond the standard doctrinal heavy-hitters you probably already have in your must-reads lineup, we've ranked 7 of the best new LDS books you should definitely add to your reading list:
#7 - Living in the Eleventh Hour by Robert L. Millet
Recognizing and preparing for the signs of the times is critical for all of us living in the latter days. In Living in the Eleventh Hour, author Robert L. Millet points our minds and hearts toward the future—to the glorious day that lies ahead. This encouraging work not only assists us a Latter-day Saints to recognize and better understand the signs of the times but also reminds us of our individual responsibilities as we prepare ourselves and the world for the much-anticipated return of Jesus Christ.
What is it about The Princess Bride that Mormons love so much? The squeaky-clean humor? The undeniable romance? The R-O-U-S-es?
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Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what—oh wait. Let me try again. The Pwincess Bwide. The Pwincess Bwide is what bwings us togevvah today.
As a culture, that tongue-in-cheek statement is really quite accurate. Nearly every Mormon loves The Princess Bride, and if they don’t love it, they’ve at least seen it. And I openly confess: I love it more than most Mormons. I don’t even remember the first time I saw it, but I can guarantee that it was definitely before I graduated from Primary. I might not be able to quote the entire movie word for word—but I’m pretty darn close.