Skip to comments.LDS writer tackles little-known Book of Mormon character
Posted on 01/30/2010 6:44:25 PM PST by Colofornian
KAYSVILLE -- A first novel for K.C. Grant, 39, has landed this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints author success in just a few weeks since its release.
"Abish: Daughter of God" (Covenant, $16.95) already has scored a ranking in the top six for books sold at Deseret Book and Grant said a few Deseret Book stores already have sold out of her novel.
"It's fun to have a first novel so well received," said the Kaysville homemaker. "It gives me an inspiration to keep on writing."
Grant enjoyed a successful book signing last weekend in Centerville and has another scheduled for today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seagull Book in Layton at 448 W. Antelope Drive.
The novel is a mixture of fiction and fact, based on a short account of a woman in Alma, Chapter 19 who did not faint when others were overcome by the Holy Spirit because she had been converted to gospel teachings earlier in her life.
"I think like a lot of LDS people who read the Book of Mormon," Grant said. "Abish is one of only three women mentioned by name in the Book of Mormon and yet there is very little said about her. I wanted to know more about her and possibly other people would too."
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She is the spiritual mother of all Christians who continues to glorify God in our spiritual battles.
Catholics know that to God, the most important aspect of our Christianity is love. Our love for God, and his gifts to us, should not be confused with "veneration". I hope your fear of veneration, doesn't interfere with your love.
Catholics clearly know it is highly offensive to God to worship for example "Pachamama" (mother earth) etc. We hold those dedicated to God, and those who gave testimony for God, in high esteem. That doesn't mean we worship them. We ask them to pray for us, just like you would a loved one who passed away. Our souls are eternal and we believe that those who died for God continue the spiritual battle fighting for God's kingdom.
As an example, I enjoy reading Joyce Meyer, I would share her example and testimony with anyone it would benefit. If after everything she has done, died for her faith, I believe she would be worthy of recognition and honor in our Christian history. In the Catholic church, her life work and testimony, would possible qualify for sainthood. There are people's lives she has saved, and hearts she has touched. Those people may not know her personally but they are still gratefull and may even love her as a spiritual sister. She gave testimony of her faith to others, and honoring her, continues that testimony. That doesn't mean we worship her.
Speaking of the talented Joyce Meyer, did her words all come directly from the bible? NO - For Catholics, that doesn't mean what she has written worthless.
For those that reject the centuries of beautiful biblical philosophy from early and recent Catholics because they are not "Scripture" only, I'm sure they are intellectually honest enough to apply the same standards which would reject the writings of Joyce Meyer, right?
All righty then!
All righty then!!
Did Mary then get sore feet?
If you have ask to that, I don't think you'll be able to understand my answer.
I am not "a denomination". I am a Christian. I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am a student of the bible.
I fellowship and worship at a Baptist Church (and was publically baptised there) but I do not consider myself "a Baptist". Anywhere there are gathered Bible-believing Christians, there I belong.
If my place of worship begins to veer away from the truths in the bible, I am out the door. Well ok, first I would go to the leadership and state my concerns. Our pastor has ruefully admitted that members of the church have not hesitated to do so in the past:-)
We are not robots and we submit to the authority of God, not other humans.
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
Your head has been spinning for years.
115 posted on Sunday, January 31, 2010 7:52:45 PM by BlueMoose
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I requested clarification from BM numerous times only to get a smartass reply.
I suspect that the line that differentiates what is personal to whom is pretty thin? Do I get to determine what is "making it personal" or is that judgement reserved solely for the RM?
Does this mean that we are to hit the "abuse" button every time because we feel we are offended, kind of like "squealing to teacher"?
I will make a concerted effort not to cross the line again, but will make no guarantees about replies to posters such as that who fire the first shot. I'll take "my medicine" from the RM's if need be, but I will not grant a "free pass" to the likes of them.
I am not “a denomination”. I am a Christian. I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am a student of the bible.
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Far to many people who claim Christ think that it is all about a denomination.
Christ is outside denominational differences.
The principle is that two wrongs do not make a right.
Thanks, your last paragraph should be at the top of your page. It’s a humble, yet prescient reminder.
I believe both are true. [SD]
Well both are "true" (to a degree): I mean if I plagiarized portions of the Bible, that which were exact quotations of the Bible would still be inspired! (And Smith copied thousands & thousands of words line by line from the Bible...he paraphrased thousands of other words from Biblical phrases...sometimes even leaving in italicized notes added by KJV translators that weren't in the original Hebrew text of the book of Isaiah)
As for the "genius" label, Joseph Smith's mom already knew he was an ingenius story teller by the time he was 17!
"During our evening conversations, Joseph would occasionally give us some of the most amusing recitals that could be imagined. He would describe the ancient inhabitants of the continent, their dress, mode of traveling, and the animals upon which they rode; their cities, their buildings, with every particular; their mode of warfare; and also their religious worship. This he would do with as much ease, seemingly, as if he had spent his whole life among them. On the twenty-second of September, 1824, Joseph again visited the place where he found the plates the year previous; and supporting at this time that the only thing required, in order to possess them until the time for their translation, was to be able to keep the commandments of God...he fully expected to carry them home with him. (Lucy Mack Smith, edited by Preston Nibley, History of Joseph Smith, p. 83, Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, 1958)
What Mormons often miss in this account is that Lucy Mack Smith was saying Joseph gave these storied details before he ever even "interpreted" these gold plates. [The context of her story is that Smith is age 17 & he's about to retrieve the gold plates again a year after being given them...and he's yet to interpret them]. A lot of Smith's "make-up ability" was already there; plus was no doubt influenced by other author(s) of his era -- all part of his active, imaginative mind!
“We are not robots and we submit to the authority of God, not other humans.”
Did not Our Lord appoint MEN as Apostles? Did they not have HIS authority on earth?
Mormons are good people. They are not God’s people! Fella, you need the nap!
You were the one yawning, LOL!
Anyway, thanks for bumping the thread.
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