Of Angels, Dreams, and Other Fine Things

In years past, our forefathers enjoyed reading The Contributor, The Millennial Star, The Woman’s Exponent, The Juvenile Instructor, and The Improvement Era, which furnished them with news and inspirational messages. These former periodicals are filled with wonderful stories, admonitions, and humorous tidbits which shape lives for good. LDS authors and researchers Joan Oviatt and Joy Robinson, with several helpers, have sifted out hundreds of gems from these former periodicals and presented them in a delightfully palatable setting for modern readers. They also have added items from their personal files which serve to strengthen faith and extend the limits of present knowledge. Of Angels, Dreams, and Other Fine Things presents their compilations in fifteen chapters, each laden with delicious fruits from the past. Combined in this volume are numerous teaching stories, humorous anecdotes, wise maxims, and other pearls which can be used in talks, lesson presentations, family home evening lessons, and for personal enrichment. A valuable topical index lists the contents under a wide variety of subjects. Read and enjoy!

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    by Joan Oviatt & Joy Robinson

    In years past, your forefathers enjoyed reading The Contributor, The Millennial Star, The Woman’s Exponent, The Juvenile Instructor, and The Improvement Era, which furnished them with the same news and inspirational messages. But these periodicals have been superseded with the magazines we now know.When you go into a typical Latter-day Saint home today, you will likely see copies of The Ensign, The New Era, The Friend, and the LDS Church News prominently displayed. Most of the Saints enjoy the messages of inspiration, the counsel for righteous living, the doctrinal expositions, the inspirational tales, information concerning Church growth and activities, the poetry, and the humor which they find in these timely periodicals. Though progress and advancement are welcome signs of growth, the past also contains much knowledge and inspiration. These former periodicals are filled with wonderful stories, admonitions, and humorous tidbits which shape lives for good. LDS authors and researchers Joan Oviatt and Joy Robinson, with several helpers, have sifted out hundreds of gems from these former periodicals and presented them in a delightfully palatable setting for modern readers. They also have added items from their personal files which serve to strengthen faith and extend the limits of present knowledge. Of Angels, Dreams, and Other Fine Things presents their compilations in fifteen chapters, each laden with delicious fruits from the past. Combined in this volume are numerous teaching stories, humorous anecdotes, wise maxims, and other pearls which can be used in talks, lesson presentations, family home evening lessons, and for personal enrichment. A valuable topical index lists the contents under a wide variety of subjects. Read and enjoy!

    Chapters include:

    1. Angels, Visions, and Dreams
    2. About Women
    3. Spiritual Insights
    4. Words of Wisdom
    5. Attitude
    6. Stories for Youth
    7. The Moral of the Story
    8. Perseverance
    9. Characters of Consequence
    10. Mormon Humor
    11. Wisdom from Other Cultures
    12. Youthful Humor
    13. Missionary Humor
    14. Smiles Lift the Spirit
    15. Signs of the Times: Stories for All Ages

    6” x 9” paperback

    270 pages