Book Review: Enemy Pie

Do you have any enemies? Well then this book is for you, and your children, too!

My favorite books are Children’s books – especially ones that teach important, life altering lessons. “Enemy Pie” is a fun story about Jeremy, his new home, his summer and his ‘best enemy’. Luckily Jeremy has a loving father who teaches him a lesson about friendship that turns his ‘best enemy’ into his best friend.

by Derek Munson

by Derek Munson

‘Grown ups’ can certainly learn from this story, too. I can think of times when I didn’t have such warm-fuzzy for someone, but as soon I put the effort into getting to know them I learn to appreciate who they are and that they can be my friend, too 🙂

Book Review: No One Can Take Your Place

Many years ago I had the opportunity to attend a LDS woman’s meeting in which Sheri Dew spoke at. She gave an exceptional talk focused on our individual roles on earth, and how no one could take our place. A year later, her book came out on the same subject. I bought it. I read it. I soaked it up. I read it again, and again learning something new each time trying to understand what my place was in my Mormon-single-adult world.

Years later, as a married woman, I had a conversation with Brother Patience (my husband) about his role as a husband and my role as a wife:

Brother Patience, why is it that men and women are so different, and yet we can’t seem to live without each other?”
“If we were the same, had the same roles, same strengths, same weaknesses, then we wouldn’t need each other.”


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Free Read Online

Desert Book if offering a free online book, “The Holy Secret” by James L. Ferrell.

Many today carry a secret: We do not love what we have been commanded to love. We do not love what is holy. Although we might reverence things that are deemed holy — the temple, for example, and the scriptures, and the Sabbath — we do not love them. Not really. Not with our whole souls.

The Holy Secret is the story of a man who learns how to love what matters. As he does, he learns another secret: Love for holiness transforms life itself. His realization of what he had been missing may lead you to some discoveries of your own! “

You cannot download the book, but you can read chapter by chapter online, with a new chapter each week. As of today’s post there are 16 chapters available, so start your reading engines and get going!