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Book review: ‘Prophetic Events of The Last Days’ is a compelling overview of second coming calamities

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “PROPHETIC EVENTS OF THE LAST DAYS: Understanding the Signs of the Second Coming,” by Richard L. Judd, Covenant Communications, $8.99, 96 pages (nf) The calamities of the last days and the triumphant Second Coming of Jesus Christ are topics of intense […]

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Faith and Rebuilding Will Make Puerto Ricans Stronger, Bishop Davies Says

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Newsroom. View the original post here. San Juan, Puerto Rico | Monday, 19 February 2018 | Bishop Dean M. Davies, first counselor in the Church’s Presiding Bishopric, visited Puerto Rico February 15–18. He, along with General Authority Seventy Elder José L. Alonso of the Caribbean Area […]

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Book review: ‘Book of Mormon Family Reader’ promotes simple, regular family scripture study

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “THE BOOK OF MORMON READER,” by Tyler McKellar, illustrated by Dan Burr, Deseret Book, $24.99, 292 pages (nf) In “The Book of Mormon Family Reader,” editor Tyler McKellar and illustrator Dan Burr create deeper interest and meaning in family scripture study […]

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Advice From the Prophet of the Church to Millennials Living in a Hectic World

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Newsroom. View the original post here. Las Vegas, Nevada | Sunday, 18 February 2018 | How can the rising generation live more happy and meaningful lives? President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told a group of young adults in […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: When George Washington said, ‘Don’t be afraid’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. This will be given Feb. 18, 2018. In the middle of a frigid, snowy night in 1799, George Washington woke his wife […]

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Book review: Janice Kapp Perry’s ‘Book of Mormon Heroes’ is a fun way for young children to learn about scriptures

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “BOOK OF MORMON HEROES: 5-Minute Bedtime Stories & Songs,” by Janice Kapp Perry, illustrated by Jared Beckstrand, Covenant Communications, $24.99, 55 pages (ages 3-9) “Book of Mormon Heroes: 5-Minute Bedtime Stories & Songs” is a wonderful way for children to learn […]

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Mitt Romney is running for Senate; here are the Mormons currently serving in Congress

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. When former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012, he ushered in what news organizations dubbed “The Mormon Moment.” While his recently announced Senate run may not attract the same attention as his run for the presidency, Romney, if […]

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Through a Glass Darkly: Examining Church Finances – Larry T. Wimmer

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. Abstract: The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth & Corporate Power is Michael Quinn’s impressive response to a century of books and articles that have often distorted the finances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This […]

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Mormon mission president breaks neck in Australia

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — A Mormon mission president broke his neck Wednesday in a bicycle accident in Australia. “On Wednesday morning, Daniel J. Bingham, president of the Australia Sydney South Mission, was involved in a serious bicycle accident and suffered a […]

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Humanitarian Acts Must Be Rooted in Relationship, Sharon Eubank Says

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Newsroom. View the original post here. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | Friday, 16 February 2018 | Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency and director of LDS Charities, addressed legal scholars and leaders of faith-based organizations at a religious freedom conference on the Sydney campus […]

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Defending the Faith: On doing ‘the works of Abraham’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Among the most valuable products of BYU’s former Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, known as FARMS, was a massive collection of “Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham,” published in 2005 as part of its series of “Studies in […]

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Church Statement on Florida School Shooting

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Newsroom. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 15 February 2018 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this statement on the Florida school shooting. Recently Posted Book review: ‘Prophetic Events of The Last Days’ is a compelling overview of […]

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New Harmony: Two 19th century books that upended Christianity

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. In the 19th century, two intensely spiritual souls in their 20s brought out books that reshaped Christianity. Both were rural folks, working in obscurity. Both struggled with spelling and grammar. Both would also die young, before seeing the breathtaking success of […]

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Picturing history: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. In the 1800s, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were first sent to Tonga from the Samoan Mission. Due to a lack of success, they were later withdrawn. Kenneth Mays A site near the present-day stake center […]

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Kearns speedskater Jerica Tandiman says Mormon faith, family helped her achieve Olympic dream

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: Deseret News reporter Amy Donaldson is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, covering the 2018 Winter Games. This is the ninth in a series of articles profiling Utahns competing in the Olympics. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jerica Tandiman may have followed […]

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San Diego Union-Tribune features Olympic skater’s late stepfather who served LDS mission

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. U.S. Olympic skater Chris Knierim and his wife, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, became bronze medalists in figure skating’s team competition in Gangneung, South Korea, on Feb. 11. Standing on the podium, Chris Knierim reflected on his late stepfather, Jeff Knierim, who also […]

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#NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. RootsTech 2018 has arrived! Over 4 days (February 28–March 3), thousands of family storytellers and historians will converge on the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, to learn about collecting, preserving, and sharing family stories. But the world’s largest […]

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MIPodcast #76—Adam Miller on more “Letters to a Young Mormon”

This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. Adam Miller wrote Letters to a Young Mormon for thoughtful people yearning for a more thoughtful faith. It’s a little book, but it packs a powerful punch. In this episode, Miller is talks about the new second expanded edition, which the Maxwell […]

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Mormon missionaries safe, secure in Tonga, Samoa in wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — As residents in Tonga and Samoa survey the damage in the wake of Category 4 Cyclone Gita and its 145-mph winds, the LDS Church is reporting Monday that all of its missionaries are safe and accounted for. […]

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Montreal Gazette tells story of Utah birth mother reunited with daughter after 60 years

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Joanie Harrison, 81, thought she would never live long enough to know what happened to her daughter Kathy, whom she gave up for adoption in 1957 in hopes of offering her a better life. The Montreal Gazette recently featured the reuniting […]

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Mormon Helping Hands Serving at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

This post is brought to you by the Mormon Newsroom. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 12 February 2018 | Mormon Helping Hands, the Church’s program for worldwide volunteer community service, has a center that provides services to support a successful Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Recently Posted Book review: ‘Prophetic Events of […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: To love courageously

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. This will be given Feb. 11, 2018. Have you ever thought of love as an act of courage? It often seems safer […]

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Book review: ‘Scripture Study Made Simple: The Old Testament’ shares text, insights

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “SCRIPTURE STUDY MADE SIMPLE: The Old Testament,” by Kerry Muhlestein, Covenant Communications, $34.99, 530 pages (nf) “Scripture Study Made Simple: The Old Testament,” by Kerry Muhlestein is scriptural text and commentary contained in one single volume. Muhlestein, a professor of Near […]

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Anne Lamott leaves ’em smiling in the aisles

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The Christian folk band, Traveling Mercies introduced me to Anne Lamott‘s wisdom book titled “Traveling Merices.” What are the odds of that? Well, pretty good actually, since the band took its name from the book. Penguin Random House “Traveling Mercies” is […]