- File Size: 818 KB
- Print Length: 436 pages
- Publisher: Deseret Book (December 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A6FELP4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
Gerald N. Lund is a prolific author and speaker. His novels include The Work and the Glory series, The Kingdom and the Crown trilogy, Fire of the Covenant, The Undaunted, and his newest,The Guardian. He has also written several books on gospel topics, including a doctrinal trilogy exploring our relationship with Heavenly Father and how he expresses his love to his children.
During his thirty-five years in the Church Educational System, Gerald N. Lund served as seminary teacher, institute teacher and director, curriculum writer, director of college curriculum, and zone administrator. He also served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2002 to 2008.
He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in sociology from BYU. He also did extensive graduate work in New Testament studies at Pepperdine University, and studied Hebrew at the University of Judaism.
He and his late wife, Lynn, are the parents of seven children.
Top Customer Reviews
In this case a young girl (Danni) is given an heirloom by her grandfather on her thirteenth birthday. She knows it is special to him and to her ancestors, but does not know why. Her grandfather doesn't fully explain, but says to keep it with her and to protect it. On her sixteenth birthday she soon will find out why this gift is called "the guardian". Her family and her boyfriend's family are in danger and it is up to her with the aid of her boyfriend (Rick) and brother (Cody) to save her parents, grandfather and protect Rick's family. Through the course of events she discovers the power of the guardian. The story takes place mostly in southern central Utah. An area Lund knows well from other books he has written.
I found that there were many parallels and lessons to be learned by this story. It emphasized the importance of families, friends and the help of others. To know of your heritage and how ancestors are a part of you, and knowing them can help you to discover yourself. The guardian was like a metaphor for spiritual gifts.
This is a great coming of age book that I would recommend for teens, but would be enjoyed by all ages. I intend to give a copy to my granddaughter for Christmas.
This is a great story. It is full of enchantment,drama,action and humor too.
The main characters are three children with two of them teenagers. Danni McAllister
at age 13 gets a birthday present from her grandfather that is an old purse or bag that has been passed down in thier family for over a 100 years. She tries to hide her disappointment in it.
Her best friend for years has been Ricky Ramirez he has to help babysit his sisters and even works with Dani's father part time. He is a year older than Dani.
Cody is 10 and Dani's sister. He is smart with numbers.
Dani & Cody's family is being held hostage for 20 million dollars that thier family is selling a mine for that price. The kidnappers know a lot about thier family and what they are up to.
Dani is a tomboy,stubborn. She gets a rifle for her 13 birthday too and her grandfather,father,Ricky and her go camping and Ricky and her get taught how to fire the rifle.
Dani gets teased about the pouch that is called the Guardian because her mother makes her take it to school in her middle school everyday. One day some interesting things happen to Dani and she learns a little more about what the pouch can do. She learns some important lessons along the way.
When thier family is kidnapped Dani and Cody get away and caught again and escape. Every time it looks bleak for them something happens to help them out of trouble. But when things are looking like they will workout something goes wrong so you are on your edge of the seat waiting for what happens next.
It is a well told story and I hated to have to put it down. The characters are exciting with flaws and good points. This is a book that a lot of different ages can read and enjoy it. Or even read it together.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very suspenseful,, full of drama and action, a little of the supernatural, not too scary, good book for teens and up.Published 4 hours ago by Lois Kullberg
I loved this book!! He is an amazing author I've read nearly ALL of his books & highly recommend any and ALL of them!! Read morePublished 12 days ago by nuttall
I love Gerald Lund's style of writing. The Guardian was wonderful! I did not want to put it down. It is a story told by a 13 year old girl as she progresses thru to age 16. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jamsc
This was a great spirituall adventurous read, thrilling and very real character portrayal. Gerald Lund is a master story teller and The Guardian is a very fun book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ruth McPherson
A little far fetched and boring in places. His KINGDOM AND THE CROWN series was way better about the life of ChristPublished 3 months ago by bearlythere