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Stories you don't want to miss in the latest issue of LDS Living magazine

by | Jan. 11, 2021

Start off the new year with a look at the life of Latter-day Saint animator and director Don Bluth. 

Though he started as an animator for Disney, Bluth’s passion for telling a story that portrays both good and evil ultimately led him to start his own company—a company that led to successful animated films such as Anastasia, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and The Secret of Nimh. Our cover story explores both the faith and creative vision behind Bluth’s work along with a fun photographic glimpse of his home studio.

While believing may come easy to some, as Dr. Debra Theobald McClendon explains in another article featured in this issue, anxiety can often wreak extra havoc on faith—sometimes leading to what can feel like a crisis. Find helpful insights and strategies to identify when anxiety is influencing your faith journey and how to manage it.

Also in this issue, check out excerpts from Elder Ronald A. Rasband and Tom Christofferson’s recently released books that can help you find the eternal perspective you need to start your year with a new perspective, plus learn firsthand from contributor Lola Ogunbote about the damaging impact of racism, particularly in the Church, and what we each can do to combat it.  

In addition to these insightful feature articles, you can catch up on the All In and This Is the Gospel podcast with specially selected excerpts, learn more about author Heather B. Moore and her newest book, The Paper Daughters of Chinatown, find fun facts, catch up on new Deseret Book products and more! 

Enjoy a sneak peek of the issue in the video below or purchase your own issue at DeseretBook.com

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Jannalee Sandau

Jannalee worked as an LDS Living staff member for seven years before embarking on the adventure of full-time motherhood. She enjoys writing about a variety of gospel topics, but particularly enjoys mining Church history for little-known stories. She is an avid organizer, a casual pianist, and an aspiring scrapbooker when she is not spending time with her family.

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