Preview our newest music and movies right now
Summer is the best time of year to turn up the music or snuggle in for a perfect movie night. We know all too well the challenge of finding clean media that you can feel good about playing in your home but also actually enjoy. We all have different tastes, so we put together previews of some of our newest music and movies available at Deseret Book. Take a look below and sample away.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
The first hymns album from the Choir in seven years, Let Us All Press On, features beloved classics like "All Creatures of Our God and King" and "More Holiness Give Me." The rousing title track, "Let Us All Press On," is a fresh arrangement by Richard Elliott first performed after Russell M. Nelson's historic address by the same name in the spring of 2018.
City of Enoch
Lamb & Lion is City of Enoch's follow-up to their successful debut album Sweet Redeemer. This album marks an exciting new chapter for the band. They use their signature three-part harmonies and catchy melodies to present a brilliant concept album: six peaceful and contemplative songs (the "Lamb" half of the album), and six rousing, exciting, and motivating songs (the "Lion" half of the album). These two sides of the album mirror two sides of the gospel: it provides deeply personal inner peace and spiritual strength, as well as excitement and motivation to rise to the occasion and help others come to Zion.
Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco's new album My Prayer is his most powerful offering to date. As the follow-up to his Billboard-charting album Higher, this album continues his exploration of spiritual songs that lift, inspire, and bring peace, My Prayer is an invitation to pause a moment in this frantic world and to find deeper spiritual connection and comfort.
The Continuing Story of The Other Side of Heaven
In The Other Side of Heaven, Elder John H. Groberg told the gripping story of his three-year mission on the tropical islands of Tonga. His story continues with the novel, The Fire of Faith, set a decade after his first mission, when Elder Groberg is called back to Tonga—this time with a growing family—to serve as mission president.
Filled with Elder Groberg's experiences, this book highlights the dedication, perseverance, and faithfulness of a people he was called to serve and grew to love.
The Fire of Faith is a compelling story, one that extends beyond Elder Groberg's life as a mission president and into his continued service throughout the Pacific Islands.
Learn more about the film here.
Sister Jane Manning, a free black woman and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returns to Nauvoo to find that Joseph Smith, her prophet and friend, has been assassinated. Jane spends a ceaseless night with his widow, Emma Smith, sitting watch over the body of the Prophet, as a whirlwind of memory, loss, and confusion leaves them wondering how either one of them will be able to move forward. Through the long night, Jane wonders if the Prophet's promise to extend the blessings of eternity to her has died along with him. Join these two remarkable women of faith on an imagined night that reveals the essence of their complex, raw, and ultimately beautiful friendship.
Inspired by the film Jane and Emma, these songs were composed to complement the soundtrack of the film and highlight key themes covered in the film: family unity, reaffirming our true identity as children of God in times of trial, and seeing the grace of God in our lives.
Jesus (Take Me to the Light)
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
Piano Duets of Gérald Caussé and Nicolas Giusti
Nicolas Giusti (an acclaimed Italian composer and opera conductor from Rome) met Gérald Caussé (an accomplished pianist and native of Bordeaux, France) ten years ago. They became fast friends and bonded over their love of playing the piano and their shared faith. For this album, Nicolas composed five piano duet arrangements of classic hymns with the purpose of sharing the joy of the gospel. He turns the traditionally somber meditation "Where Can I Turn for Peace?" into a surprisingly joyful celebration, and his treatment of classic hymns like "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "God Be with You Till We Meet Again" are unforgettable beautiful exchanges between two incredibly talented pianists. The album is rounded out with a virtuosic solo rendition of "Because I Have Been Given Much" by Nicolas Giusti. The level of talent on this album is truly magnificent, but what stands out most is the overwhelming feeling of joy that pours out from every note.