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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Well, if you were a follower of Christ, you would know the answer to that.
I’m curious if one of the general authorities is going to have a talk regarding Abish during the next general conference? Or better yet, maybe they can have their token relief society leader give one of the saturday talks that nobody watches.
I never understood the RC penchant for saints and icons. I grew up in Panama and the opulence of the churches there whilst the peasants (campesinos) lived in abject poverty really disturbed me. They seemed content, I guess as a result of growing up RC.
I couldn’t stand watching the priest in his gilded robes and nice clothing surrounded by gold gilded statues and icons encourage them to give more. They wore sandals that were cut out of rawhide with leather thongs to hold them on their feet. Most couldn’t afford a simple pair of shoes. Yet, what they could afford to give didn’t appear to be enough.
This is what symbolizes organized religion to me. Asking (telling) the members to contribute even more when they obviously can’t afford to, or face judgement for withholding from God.
The mormons do a lot of genealogy so that they can get lists of people real or imagined to dead dunk...
I recently found some of my ancestors in a website authored by the mormons..
The family had come to America...
The wife was noted as having “come in the John Brown emigration”
(also called a “Great Migration” even though it was the mid 1600s)
However the lady was MISSUS BROWN married to MISTER JOHN BROWN..
Why was a seperate note necessary ???
In all my years of research I had never seen it put that way before...
Why not put John and Susie Brown arrived in Beverwyck from Amsterdam in 1659 ???
Only the men emigrated ???
The women came along as baggage ???
I though it was telling...
Me too. I can’t imagine anyone on the face of the planet who lives in more opulence than the Pope. Oh, the defenders will screech that it doesn’t belong to him personally, but please. It may be the biggest palace in the world. He dresses in gold-encrusted garments, headpieces and robes, and he wears designer Italian shoes. Imagine the staff of servants and security.
People have to bow to him, call him fancy titles, and kiss his ring, or is it his foot.
Just like Jesus, I always say.
(2) There’s an unnamed Lamanite queen in Alma 47:35. She’s easy to defraud.
Sheba in the Bible wasnt..
She heard about Solomon and came to check the stories out for herself...
Lather, Rinse, repeat...
Odd for an organization that is one large scam.
Ok, not really.
Odd I mean.
I wonder how they would deal with Deborah...
She lead and judged the Hebrews in her day...
She was the PROPHET and PRESIDENT...
Obviously you know little about true Christianity be you LDS or not.
When you write fiction about another fiction book, is it fiction?
If it is the Book of mormonites, yes!
Another Mormon post! Yawn!
Two negatives equalling a positive?
Or is it like multiplying a negative with a positive to equal a negative?
I don’t know anymore, the lds spin on things has my head spinning.
Well, since the mormons won’t post ‘em, these fine folks will.
Sounds like you need to take a nap or go to bed instead of frequenting threads you aren’t interested in.
And then there’s that man that Heber C. Kimball was named for ...
yeah Heber is in the Bible....
Heber C. Kimball had lots of “wives” and he treated them like cows and kept them corralled and in line...
He was a good mormon guy..
Now let’s look at that “out-of-control” wife of the Biblical Heber...
Her name was Jael...and she was no book of mormon wife..
No sirree not her...
She tricked Sisera into coming into her husband’s tent...
and gave him food, water, a bed to sleep in...
and a nail in his head with her little hammer...
And God had planned it that way...
And God told Deborah that Sisera was gonna get his...
And Deborah PROPHECISED to the Hebrews that God was going to do it ...
See you after your nap?
lds llc is pulling its 60,000 missionaries off of the street and accepting that mormonism is not Christian? [Godzilla]
You know, Pan-Axe, Former FReeper Dangas concisely answered a similar query to him a while back:
Inasmuch as vast numbers of Christians are reached by Mormons,
and the disaffection rates among Mormons are very high,
and that such disaffected Mormons never return to the Christian churches,
and that Mormon recruiters conceal the difficult doctrines from converts until their apostasy from Christanity is complete,
and that Mormons insist on social isolation from support groups, such as family and former church associates,
it seems urgent to warn Christians that Mormons are not the Christians they pretend to be.
(I tried putting Dangas into the "to" box but message came back indicating they couldn't find anyone named Dangas any more...So, Dangas, if you're lurking somewhere...Thank you for this cogent/concise on-the-mark descriptor of the realities of what's entangled here...and to the rest of you, may I suggest you cut & paste it & reserve it for repetition when some FReepers have a memory lapse or yet-to-undergo realization of what's at stake.)
"32 And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! 33 Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand! 34 For as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, truly by morning there had not been left to Nabal so much as one male. 35 Then David received from her hand what she had brought him. And he said to her, Go up in peace to your house. See, I have obeyed your voice, and I have granted your petition.
Abigail went home and found her husband drunk. He died ten days later and David took her as his wife.
Hardly anything is written about this “Abish”, so in order to get to know more about her, you write a piece of fiction to get to know her?
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Yep. Sad thing is, there are probably going to be many LDS who take this novel to be ‘gospel truth’, along the lines that some others did with “The DaVinci Code”.