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Sheri L. Dew

Sheri Dew is a native of Ulysses, Kansas, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She has written a number of books, including the biographies of three Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Presidents Russell M. Nelson, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Ezra Taft Benson. She served from 1997 to 2002 as second counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and is executive vice-president and chief content officer of Deseret Management Corporation. Her best-selling books include, most recently, Insights from a Prophet’s Life: Russell M. Nelson, Women and the Priesthood, Worth the Wrestleand Amazed by Grace.

January 12, 2021 01:58 PM MST
This excerpt adapted from Women and the Priesthood originally ran on LDS Living in March 2018.
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May 17, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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March 16, 2020 03:46 PM MDT
Many of you have no doubt had the same experience I’ve had of late. Grocery stores with long lines, no paper products or bottled water, and eerie rows of empty shelves. There are areas in the world where this is not uncommon, but in the United States and other industrialized nations, that is not the case. I imagine that for many around the world, there have been recent moments that almost felt post-apocalyptic.
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October 19, 2019 01:10 PM MDT
The following article originally ran on LDS Living in May 2015.
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October 05, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living earlier this year and is being shared as part of an article series that will highlight the life and teachings of President Russell M. Nelson. Beginning at his birthday week and ending the week of general conference, LDS Living will focus on the insights and life lessons we can learn from the Lord's prophet on the earth today.
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September 28, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living earlier this year and is being shared as part of an article series that will highlight the life and teachings of President Russell M. Nelson. Beginning at his birthday week and leading up to general conference, LDS Living will focus on the insights and life lessons we can learn from the Lord's prophet on the earth today.
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September 14, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living earlier this year and is being shared as part of an article series that will highlight the life and teachings of President Russell M. Nelson. Beginning at his birthday week and leading up to general conference, LDS Living will focus on the insights and life lessons we can learn from the Lord's prophet on the earth today.
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July 08, 2019 06:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint women have always been able to hold their own. The doctrine and practices of the Church regarding women give us confidence born of the Spirit and teach us how to lead, teach, testify, rally others to a worthy cause, and express ourselves. And it has always been so. . . .
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April 23, 2019 10:02 PM MDT
The dilemma of keeping the Sabbath day holy was a complicated issue for the young surgeon. How does a busy doctor handle the Sabbath? “This was not a theoretical question for a doctor,” Dr. Nelson explained. “We were dedicated to healing and saving lives, and I wrestled to know how to handle this.”
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April 17, 2019 08:02 AM MDT
Even when he was a young surgeon, Dr. Nelson’s operating room was calm and orderly and had an attitude of respect for everyone in the room. “Things can go wrong in a hurry in the operating room,” he explained, “particularly if you’re working with circuits and connectors and things where an aorta can blow apart in front of your eyes, or the tubing can split open. You’ve got to be ready to make instant decisions and take instant actions. The only way you can do that is to demand absolute control over your emotions. Absolute control. I learned this the hard way.”
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May 20, 2017 11:34 AM MDT
The following is an excerpt from Sheri Dew's Worth the Wrestle.
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May 16, 2017 08:51 PM MDT
Go Forward w Faith live PB Go Forward w Faith live PBWhile serving his mission in England, President Hinckley encountered many challenges, but two sentences kept him going and changed his life forever. Read what those sentences were in the following excerpt from Go Forward in Faith by Sheri Dew.
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May 13, 2017 03:21 PM MDT
In my early twenties, I admitted to a friend and mentor that I could feel the presence of the Spirit but couldn’t discern specific answers. He asked me if I had asked the Lord to teach me His language—meaning, what it felt and sounded like when He was speaking to me. I hadn’t, but that night I began to ask the Lord to teach me the language of revelation.
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