March/April 2019 Issue

Feature Stories:

"Seven at Sea" (Pg. 26)

By Danielle B. Wagner

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure taught this family of seven how little they need in order to be abundantly happy and how giving up control can bring them closer to God.


"Insights from the Life of President Russell M. Nelson" (Pg. 40)

By Sheri Dew, excerpted from Insights from a Prophet's Life: President Russell M. Nelson

In the year and a few months since President Russell M. Nelson was set apart as the President of the Church, he has wasted no time moving the Church forward with divine revelation. But a quick look back through his life shows that a fast pace and active mind have always been characteristics of this dynamic prophet.


Other Stories:

"3 Lies Satan Uses to Make Us Feel Miserable" (Pg. 18)

By Dr. David T. Morgan

We all have the desire to be happy, and there are clear directions from God on how to achieve this goal. But that doesn't mean Satan won't do all in his power to make us miserable, including telling us lies about our worth, weaknesses, and capabilities.

"The Church in Italy" (Pg. 53) 

By Chad S. Hawkins and Jenny Hunt

Come mid-March 2019, the city where the revered Apostle Paul once preached will be a place where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can make eternal and sacred covenants in the new Rome Italy Temple. Learn how this newly constructed house of the Lord is a miracle 2,000 years in the making.

"Jane and Emma" (Pg. 58)

By Alexandra Mortenson

Emma Smith and Jane Manning James are familiar names to many Latter-day Saints, but few are aware of the close relationship these two women shared. That's because their friendship—remarkable in a pre-Civil War era—is documented only in a few scattered lines of historical text. The film Jane and Emma peers between these lines into the emotional core of Jane Manning James and Emma Smith's story.

Home Cooking

"Favorite Family Recipes" (Pg. 69)  

By Echo Blickenstaff, Elise Donovan, Emily Walker, and Erica Walker

Need a flavorful twist on your stand-by recipes? From breakfast to dessert, these recipes provide a fresh flair that your family will love.

Just Asking

Just Asking: Kate Lee (Pg. 75)

Mother and artist Kate Lee is one of the newest faces at Deseret Book. Her unique watercolor artwork is a beautiful display of her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and her love of family. We recently asked Lee about the inspiration behind her work and why she loves it.