Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

The Lights of Mahonri Moriancumer by Phyllis Gunderson. Published by CFI.

Have you ever wondered just what happened to the Brother of Jared's stones? In this book, archaeologist Mathilda Howard stumbles across stories of stones that shine by themselves over and over again. Each mention that is made, she is more intrigued. From the Tibetan monk, to a mountain in China, and a lost city in Brazil, she is following a mystery that will mean more to her than knowledge of artifacts.

I love it when a book gets me excited to learn about new subjects! I finished this book with a whole new appreciation of the Book of Mormon and desire to learn more about ancient civilizations. I was fascinated by the new pieces of information that I learned about the Book of Mormon that once again testify of its truth. For example, the colophon that is mentioned by the author in relation to the Book of Mormon is something that I have never heard of before. But when she describes it, it makes sense. And how would a young man from New York with limited education know anything about it? I loved this book. I loved the premise, the idea, it was easy to read and it was totally original.