Today I'm spotlighting two new products from Shadow Mountain and Deseret Book.
The first is a new album by Calee Reed filled with light, wholesome music that would be great for any age group.
CD: What Heaven Feels Like
Calee Reed makes her mark
as a thoughtful and exciting new voice in spiritual and inspirational
music with this beautiful follow-up to her debut album. Her folk pop
sound is the perfect backdrop to gorgeous vocals and soaring melody
lines. The title track, “What Heaven Feels Like,”
stands out with a tender description of the lasting relationships we
forge in this life that remain through the life to come. In the song
“Possible,” Calee writes from an authentic place of joy as she reﬂects
on God’s ability to extend our eﬀorts
beyond what we thought was possible. The song “Charity” is a
celebration of love, and “In His Eyes” helps us see ourselves with love,
acceptance, and peace. This album will help you see and enjoy more in
life. It’s the perfect album to keep you dancing and
singing through the summer.
The Way Back to Heaven
it possible to climb our way to heaven? Genesis 11 recounts the story
of builders in Babel who attempted to build a city and
a tower with steps that would reach to heaven. In contrast to those
“stairs of man,” Jacob dreamed of a ladder sent from God, reaching down
to earth with rungs that ascended back to heaven. In this insightful
look at a journey with eternal implications, popular
author S. Michael Wilcox helps us discern the “stairs of man” from the
“stairs of God.” Using the metaphor of a beautiful crystal
stairway—perhaps similar to the “sea of glass like unto crystal” (Rev.
4:6) that the apostle John saw lying before the throne
of the Father—the author discusses some of the unexpected yet essential
stairs each of us will encounter on our journey back to heaven.
Our earliest scripture tells the story of those who thought they could
build a structure high enough to get to heaven, and of the consequences
of that mistaken belief. In contrast, the prophet Jacob dreamed of a
ladder sent down from heaven by God, with rungs—steps—that we could
ascend to return to Him. In The Way Back to Heaven: The Parable of the Crystal Stairs,
award-winning author S. Michael Wilcox helps us discern the "stairs of
man" from the "stairs of God." Using the metaphor of a beautiful crystal
stairway, he shows us the difference between a focus on "being and
becoming" and "believing and doing" in our life's journey. While we
may think we know the steps we'll need to take, the author suggests some
unexpected—even counterintuitive—yet essential stairs each of us will
encounter as we make our way back to our Father in Heaven.
I received review copies of these items.