March/April 2017 Issue

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Feature Stories: 

"The Write Stuff" (Pg. 26)

By LDS Living Staff

The Write Stuff

From fantasy to romance to nonfiction, Latter-day Saints have made an indelible mark on the literary world. Check out the amazing accomplishments of these talented Mormons who have written a New York Times best seller.


"What You Didn't Know About 7 Major Church History Events" (Pg. 40)

By Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, and Mary Jane Woodger, adapted fromWhat You Don't Know About the 100 Most Important Events in Church History

What You Didn't Know About 7 Major Church History Events

Whether you're a history buff or simply curious, you have probably collected a decent store of knowledge about important events in Church history. But no matter how well you thought you knew these stories, there are a surprising number of fascinating facts you might have overlooked.



Other Stories:

"Receiving Grace" (Pg. 18)

By Brad Wilcox, excerpted from Changed through His Grace

Receiving Grace

Grace is one of the least understood concepts in the gospel. To understand it a little bit better, here are some unique insights and analogies related to this important topic. 


"Reunited After 62 Years" (Pg. 53) 

By Danielle B. Wagner

Reunited After 62 Years

At 82 years old, Tanga Rebecca Andersen never thought she would meet the baby girl she was forced to give up for adoption—at least not in this lifetime. But just a few weeks before Thanksgiving 2016, Andersen received a beautiful surprise.


"The Church in Tonga" (Pg. 59) 

By Fred E. Woods and Devan Jensen, with Katie Lambert

The Church in Tonga

As the country with the largest number of LDS members per capita in the world, Tonga is as rich in faith as it is in beaches and rainforests. From their love of music to their love of missionaries, members of the Church living in this Polynesian kingdom are stalwart examples of living their religion wherever they go.


Home Cooking

"Fresh Twists on Favorite Family Recipes" (Pg. 69) 

By Cade and Carrian Cheney, excerpted from Our Sweet Basil Kitchen

Fresh Twists on Favorite Family Recipes

Nothing tastes better than a good, home-cooked meal. Whether you're looking for a breakfast that will have everyone out of bed in minutes or a dessert that visitors will talk about for days, here are a few unique spins on familiar favorite recipes.



Just Asking

Lex de Azevedo (Pg. 75) 

Lex de Azevedo

From animated movies to religious stage plays, Lex de Azevedo has created a variety of inspiring and beautiful productions. Check out what he had to say about his gift for music and how he's using it for good.


Pictures from Jed Wells, Getty Images, Tanga Rebecca Andersen and Marian Lamb, Stephen Meyers, Our Sweet Basil Kitchen, and Lex de Azevedo