Some time ago I was asked to read the book entitled; "Texting Through Time A Trek With Brigham Young" by Christy Monson and write a book review.
I thought the title was catchy and has a modern twist to it. Since I don't text and haven't wanted to learn how; I came to realize the value of texting in our day.
As I began reading this delightful book; I first looked to see if the book drew me into the story. I can say that it did. I couldn't stop reading it. I recognized that the book was a wonderful story for pre-teen and teenagers but I enjoyed reading it so much that I think it is a great adult read too. It would be an awesome book to read to your grandchildren.
The plot was fun and had a great deal of adventure in it. I identified with the main characters Micah and Alicia. As a brother and sister close in age; I felt like they were typical of teenagers of yesterday and today. As a Grandmother I could just picture some of my grandchildren of this age group being just like them. There was just enough bantering between the two and yet there was a sweet bond there also. As the story progressed they were placed into different situations back in the time of Brigham Young. In each of these moments of time they were placed in a scene that helped them learn some very important lessons in life. At the end of each adventure they would text back to their phones the journal moments of that day.
I found the end to be endearing and even brought me to tears. I enjoyed their experiences with Brigham Young an others important characters of the restoration. I smiled at their reactions to meeting the Prophet Joseph Smith and sweet beautiful Emma. While reading it, I longed to live in their era just for the privilege of shaking the hands of the Prophets and to live in their presence and understand their experiences.
At the end there were some very edifying moments with lessons learned about the temple. Children reading this book will feel the spirit and learn good lessons of life.
I plan to purchase this book for my grandchildren in hopes that they too will learn from this fun book. In fact, I think it would make a great Children's Movie.
"Do You Have Room" by Shawna Edwards~
Please enjoy this awesome Christmas Song by Shawna Edwards. It is a lovely song and is a favorite Christmas one for this year.
You can get a free MP3 or copy of the sheet music (link here: http// shawnaedwards.com/how-to-get-a-free-copy-of-the-music/
If you would like to write a blog post or FB this video by Shawna Edwards just share this video with your favorite Christmas memory or share how you are making room for the Savior. You can also share your thoughts on her FB page.
Favorite Christmas Memory
One of my favorite Christmas Memories are the family Nativity programs that we have held each year with our children. The programs were centered around the Savior. I loved the moments when my three girls would sing the Christmas songs as solo's or trio's and the boys would play instruments. The Nativity story would be acted out with costumes. One year my husband played the part of the Donkey with long ears and he caried Mary on his back, played by my oldest daughter. We all started to laugh so hard we almost couldn't finish the play.
We have continued this tradition through the years and now my grandchildren are playing the parts.