“I had not saved anyone”—A sneak peek at One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly
[Read the excerpt HERE.]
Ashley Mae Hoiland is a creative writer, which is another way to say she’s a storyteller. Her forthcoming book in the Living Faith series shows what happens when a Latter-day Saint with a Master of Fine Arts degree brings her academic training to bear on her personal faith.
I’ve worked on a lot of books here at the Maxwell Institute and I admire many things about each of them. But none have personally moved me as much as Ashmae’s One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly
. Her stories about missionary work, friendship, doubt, family life, and other topics begun to change my perception of the world, noticing the godly in places I wouldn’t have noticed before.
You can preorder the book on Amazon
or pick up a copy at Deseret Book and other LDS bookstores when it comes out on November 1. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few sneak peeks at the book here
. Just click the link in the Table of Contents.
In today’s sample
, Ashmae writes about an unexpected lesson she learned from a missionary companion in Uruguay.