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'Marvelous Stories': A Heritage of Faith and Sacrifice Bring the 100-year History of the Laie Hawaii Temple to Life

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | November 27, 2019 | Mormon Life

As a 9-year-old girl, Mary Ann Mele Wong Song traveled with her family from their home in Kauai to Oahu for...


5 Important Themes from the October 2019 General Conference

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | October 21, 2019 | Mormon Life

The journey from premortality back to our heavenly home is like a “great adventure,” as told in J.R.R. Tolk...


The Dream That Compelled One Historian to Help His Dying Colleague

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | October 16, 2019 | Mormon Life

Not long after Michael H. MacKay took a job in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham You...


Latter-day Saint Brothers Who Swam the English Channel Share 6 Spiritual Takeaways

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | October 15, 2019 | Mormon Life

As they swam from England to France—the Mount Everest of long-distance swims—brothers David and Richard Bar...


The Only Book of Mormon Ever to Reach the Moon Is Up for Auction and Coming to Utah

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | October 2, 2019 | Mormon Life

The only known copy of the Book of Mormon ever to go into space is coming to Utah as general conference app...


Why a Former BYU Dean of Religious Education Decided to Write a Book About the Holy Ghost

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | September 24, 2019 | Makes You Think

When author and former dean of religious studies at BYU Robert L. Millet needs an idea for his next book, h...


Emily Belle Freeman Talks Creating "a Christ-Centered Home" and Don't Miss This

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | August 29, 2019 | Mormon Life

There’s one teaching of Jesus Christ that author Emily Belle Freeman thinks about regularly. It’s the Savio...


How a Jewish Couple Is Helping Church Members Connect with Early Church History

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | Mormon Life

For Jonathan and Leslie Bari, homeownership has never been such a "fascinating" adventure. In June 2014, af...


"Your Ancestors Are Watching": The Needed Message This Man Received After Converting to the Church from Hinduism

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | Mormon Life

On the day Sai Maddali was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he initially emer...


Author Dean Hughes on How His Ancestor Joined the Church After Trying to Punch an Apostle, Polygamy, and His Book "Muddy"

by Trent Toone, for LDS Living | Makes You Think Mormon Life

One of author Dean Hughes' favorite pioneer stories starts out with his angry, somewhat intoxicated ancesto...