After retirement and wife's death, Wilcox still teaching great lessons

Of Deseret Book’s many authors, S. Michael Wilcox is among the most popular. In addition to his list of best-selling books, he has taught LDS Institute and been a favorite presenter at BYU Education Week and Time Out for Women for years.

Knowing this, and having once taken his Book of Mormon class at the University of Utah, it was easy to be impressed as I traveled to his home in Draper, Utah, in May to interview him about his latest book, “Walking on Water and Other Classic Messages.”

Wilcox welcomed me into his cul-de-sac home and told me we could converse as long as I liked. We sat on soft seats in his “China” room decorated with beautiful art from his travels to Asia. Before beginning, he displayed three cover designs for his next book and asked my opinion. When I shared my two cents, it was interesting to hear his perspective.

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