Special Book Feature
Brought up in a religious home, Sophia believes the only way to have a forever family is by following church leaders and obediently choosing the right. She goes to the right school, marries the right man in the right place, and does the right thing by staying home to raise her children. But when she starts asking questions about grace, love, and the nature of God, she realizes her spiritual struggles could rip her family apart.
“Sophia Stone has a fine eye and a searching heart. Her story of growing up in and reaching through her Mormonism for a deeper, more authentic spirituality reflects all the ways that religion can both keep us satisfied with easy answers and push us to more difficult and complicated realizations. We need a hundred more books like this one . . . “ –Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl
“Sophia Stone captured my attention from the beginning. This collection of personal essays, about questioning the legitimacy of Mormonism after having faith in the religion for the first 30-something years of her life, is not just a controversial quake to a reader’s heart and soul. Stone’s voice is brave, bold and intriguing. And surprisingly relatable to someone who is not religious.”—Jessica Bell, author of String Bridge
If you have any questions for Sophia L. Stone, her Twitter account is sophia stone@ask_a_mormon - and you can use the hashtag #mormonquestions.
You can purchase the book at Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and view the book trailer on You Tube.
Sophia, good luck and I wish you much success!
Ninja News – all about the ladies today!
Suze’s entry for a major writing competition won first place. And she was at the banquet when they announced it. Can you imagine that thrill? Way to go, Suze!
If I Let You Go by Kyra Lennon
A New Adult/Contemporary Romance novella
Release Date: October 22nd 2012
Tyrean Martinson’s poem, "March Snow Hare," is included in the recent release of The Best of Every Day Poets Two. For more information, visit the release page at Every Day Poets. Tyrean, congratulations!
Coming Down the Mountain just released her new book on Tuesday, Lighting Candles in the Snow. Congratulations, Karen!
Just – wow! A hundred and seventy-eight of you participated and it was just incredible. Somehow I managed to visit every single one plus some of my regular blogger buddies on Monday. And my apologies to those I missed – not enough hours in the day! Thanks to those who commented - over two hundred! Almost broke the record. So many of you visited others on the list, and I really appreciate that. Special thanks to Jeremy, Nancy, and Kyra - I saw your comments everywhere! All links lead directly to the blogfest post, so feel free to continue exploring.
Thanks everyone for making this the best blogfest ever!
And a big thanks to everyone who voted for CassaStar and CassaFire on the Goodreads Best Science Fiction Space Opera list! It won’t last, but they claimed the top two spots! Hopefully they can hang around the top five for a while. But it wouldn’t have been possible without your support. You guys rock!
Wrath of the Titans
The remake of Clash of the Titans was so awful, I avoided this sequel in the theater. Safe to say, this one is much better. Still not great. Worthington still can’t act to save his life. But three things made it better than the first one – it wasn’t a remake of a beloved classic; it actually had a soul and some humor; and the special effects were amazing. Worth a rental even if it won’t really stick with you for long.
The ninth studio release of this progressive rock band is definitely their best! Former lead singer Damian Wilson returns after doing several side projects, including working with prog master Arjen A. Lucassen – and the influence of Lucassen really shows. There isn’t a bad song on the disc. The melodies and vocals flow together perfectly and the songs are very accessible. The guitar and other instruments are so crisp – one of the best mixed albums I’ve ever heard. For those of you wanting to sample prog rock or expand in the genre ( Jamie! ) I’d highly recommend this disc.
Curious to know more about Sophia’s book? Excited for the new releases? Seen Wrath of the Titans? Picked up March of Progress? (Still wondering what the heck is progressive rock?) And did you have a good time with the blogfest?
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