Showing posts with label Sierra Wilson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sierra Wilson. Show all posts

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Review & Giveaway: Standout Saints: Church History Heroes from Around the World by Sierra Wilson

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing


From prophets to pioneers, from songwriters to scientists, Standout Saints: Church History Heroes from Around the World presents the fascinating true stories of twenty women and twenty men from Church history. Each one-page biography describes impressive achievements and shares stories of great faith. Readers will encounter well-known and beloved Saints such as Joseph Smith and Eliza R. Snow along with lesser-known heroes from around the world such as Hu Wei-I, who miraculously translated the Book of Mormon into Chinese, and Mere Mete Whaanga, a prominent Maori woman who helped the Church spread into New Zealand. In addition, Standout Saints includes uplifting quotes, a Church history timeline, and resources for further study.

The courage and faith of these Saints made them stand out from the world, and this educational and inspiring book helps young readers know that they too can stand out.

My Review

I loved learning more about the personal stories of individuals in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from all over the world! They show how regular everyday people can make an important difference in the lives of those around them, and how faith helps us overcome our struggles. The illustrations are vibrant and full of life and personality. With 40 spotlights, there are several well-known names of pioneers and even more that I wasn't familiar with but am excited to learn more about. This is a great book for kids and adults alike, providing inspiration and encouragement to go out and be "standout saints" ourselves.

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

About the Author
Sierra Wilson is a children's author/illustrator living in Alberta, Canada. She wrote The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me and I Can Be Like Jesus as well as several other books for children soon to be released. Before turning to writing, Sierra worked as a high school English and history teacher. She is the daughter of two modern-day pioneers and loves researching about pioneers and faithful heroes of all kinds. When she's not writing, you can find her adventuring with her husband and four children, cross-country skiing, or eating all the chocolate. 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review & Giveaway: The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me by Sierra Wilson, illustrated by Corey Egbert

Heidi Reads... The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me by Sierra Wilson, illustrated by Corey Egbert

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing


Christ's Atonement is stronger than storms on the sea--and it's Jesus's gift to you and to me. This reverent, rhyming picture book teaches that the Atonement can help us overcome any challenge we face, whether we've made a bad choice or feel lonely or scared. Help your children learn that when we turn to Jesus Christ, we can do hard things and become our best selves.

My Review

I loved this sweet book that helps children understand the Atonement and how they can access its blessings. Of course there is an emphasis on Christ, and the loving way He helps us when we turn to him through prayer and the choices we make when we need help. The illustrations are simple yet powerful, and will be easy for children of all ages to relate to. This is a great resource for introducing children to a deeper relationship with Jesus and a perfect gift for children turning 8 and preparing for baptism.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

About the Author

Sierra Wilson started talking early and has been a storyteller ever since. She loves to teach and work with children, and this love has shaped her life from working as a junior high/high school English teacher and children’s art teacher to serving as a church children’s leader and a mother. Sierra is passionate about writing, art, hiking, family time, and eating entirely too much chocolate. She currently lives with her husband and three young children in the prairies of Alberta, where she is a toddler-chaser by day and a writer/artist by night.

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Corey Egbert has always loved books and art, so when he discovered that he could create both at the same time by being an illustrator, he couldn't have been happier. His illustrations can be seen in The Niuhi Shark Saga books and the album covers of recording artist Rob Taylor. He lives in Manti, Utah with his wife Natalya, son Oliver, and their cat, Rex.

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