BYU Bookstore Hosts Signing of "Last Words for the Last Days" by Kathleen Ryan

Author Kathleen Ryan will be featured at a book signing hosted by the BYU Bookstore, scheduled to tie-in with Brigham Young University's Annual Education Week Program.

Provo, UT, August 09, 2008 --( Author Kathleen Ryan will be signing her new book "Last Words for the Last Days" on Wednesday, August 20th, at the BYU Bookstore on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Last Words for the Last Days" features the final words of over fifty prophets. Ryan asks, “Have you ever considered what your last words to family and friends might be?” It’s a question many will be talking about at the book signing, and a question each of us should think seriously about.

“We’re all going to die at some point, and we can’t take anything with us, but we can all leave some of the knowledge and wisdom gained during our lifetimes to help those we leave behind.” According to Ryan, that is exactly what prophets like Moses, Isaiah, David, Jeremiah, John, Joseph and Alma tried to do when writing their last words.

To help make their words even more personal, the author features the prophet's last words in letter format, rather than in verse form. Each chapter examines the unique circumstances surrounding the life of a different prophet. Following this historical and biographical information, the chapter concludes with that prophet’s final words.

“When you read their last words in this context you realize that they were intended to help guide us in the last days, and that their words are as relevant to us today as they were when these great men of God wrote them.” says Ryan.

For more information about the book "Last Words for the Last Days" please visit the author’s website at:

This LDS book signing event will be hosted by the Brigham Young University Bookstore and will tie-in with BYU’s Education Week. For more information about this book signing, contact the BYU Bookstore toll free at 1-800-253-2578.

Kathleen Ryan