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Trent Toone

Deseret News

Trent Toone is a journalist for the Deseret News' Faith team with a focus on coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and a published author. In his free time, Trent enjoys being with his family, watching sports, listening to audiobooks on long walks, and family history activities.

May 19, 2021 08:12 PM MDT
For Daniel Sorensen, the experience of winning a Super Bowl does not compare to being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
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November 27, 2019 09:07 AM MST
As a 9-year-old girl, Mary Ann Mele Wong Song traveled with her family from their home in Kauai to Oahu for the dedication of the Laie Hawaii Temple in November 1919.
9 Min Read
October 21, 2019 06:33 PM MDT
The journey from premortality back to our heavenly home is like a “great adventure,” as told in J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel The Hobbit.
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October 16, 2019 11:54 AM MDT
Not long after Michael H. MacKay took a job in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, he was approached by William G. Hartley.
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October 15, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
As they swam from England to France—the Mount Everest of long-distance swims—brothers David and Richard Barnes braved frigid temperatures and treacherous water currents, faced high winds and waves, endured physical pain, tangled with jellyfish, and carried on through other obstacles.
5 Min Read
October 02, 2019 01:36 PM MDT
The only known copy of the Book of Mormon ever to go into space is coming to Utah as general conference approaches.
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September 24, 2019 11:56 AM MDT
When author and former dean of religious studies at BYU Robert L. Millet needs an idea for his next book, he goes to a bookstore.
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August 29, 2019 04:08 PM MDT
There’s one teaching of Jesus Christ that author Emily Belle Freeman thinks about regularly.
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August 19, 2019 03:21 PM MDT
The discovery was a historian's dream.
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August 09, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
For Jonathan and Leslie Bari, homeownership has never been such a "fascinating" adventure.
5 Min Read
August 08, 2019 06:00 PM MDT
Tucked away in a less-traveled area of Canyonlands National Park, there's an arch few people have seen since it was discovered six decades ago.
5 Min Read
August 01, 2019 01:06 PM MDT
On the day Sai Maddali was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he initially emerged from the water with feelings of peace and comfort.
6 Min Read
July 24, 2019 03:05 PM MDT
One of author Dean Hughes' favorite pioneer stories starts out with his angry, somewhat intoxicated ancestor trying to punch out an early Latter-day Saint apostle.
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July 17, 2019 12:02 PM MDT
One of Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye's life "crossings" came when she encountered a faith crisis while doing her undergraduate studies at Harvard University.
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June 27, 2019 06:01 PM MDT
Ryan Olsen will never forget his first visit to Carthage Jail.
5 Min Read
June 27, 2019 01:33 PM MDT
After a mob rushed the Carthage Jail and killed Joseph and Hyrum Smith in 1844, the martyrs' bodies were transported back to Nauvoo, Illinois, in a pair of rough-hewn oak coffins.
3 Min Read
June 13, 2019 01:52 PM MDT
Ardis E. Parshall became tearful as she walked across the cemetery lawn to see the new monument honoring William and Marie Graves. Although she knew their story, it was like she was meeting them in person for the first time.
13 Min Read
May 30, 2019 12:46 PM MDT
Brother Tad R. Callister was released in April as Sunday School general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ending more than a decade of service at Church headquarters.
12 Min Read
May 07, 2019 02:28 PM MDT
More than a year has passed since University of Utah receiver and return specialist Britain Covey returned from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rancagua, Chile.
11 Min Read
April 18, 2019 03:55 PM MDT
After going through one of the most devastating times of her life, Patti Rokus found healing and inspiration in rocks.
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March 27, 2019 07:43 PM MDT
Greg Trimble was nearing the end of his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2004 when he found himself standing at the street corner of "Elder" and "Trimble" in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
6 Min Read
March 19, 2019 07:27 PM MDT
Some of the most important people in S. Michael Wilcox's life never lived.
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March 09, 2019 12:38 PM MST
Ask Utah State basketball coach Craig Smith one question about his returned missionary junior guard Sam Merrill and he can go on for hours.
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