In a world increasingly prone to doubt, a foundation in Christ is the only sure basis of a durable discipleship. And for Latter-day Saints, the Jesus Christ revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith is, in some very significant ways, a different kind of Christ than the Jesus of modern Christianity. The Christ of the restored gospel collaborated with Heavenly Parents for our salvation even before the foundation of the world, "does not anything" save it be for our benefit (2 Nephi 26:24), and is determined to patiently guide and nurture every one of God's children into an eternal heavenly family. Most significantly, this Christ does not rescue us from a condition of original sin or depravity. Rather, He is primarily a healer of the wounds incident to a long-planned sojourn, one intended to immerse us in the trials, pains, and soul-stretching of this mortal schoolroom. He is not only the most remarkable being in the history of religious thought; He is, in fact, The Christ Who Heals. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to authors Terryl and Fiona Givens about their newest book.
As you are tossed about by the challenges you face, it is easy to feel sad. Alone. Forgotten. Unloved. Those feelings are real. But they are not reality, for you are not—and never can be—forgotten. In the tumultuous journey of mortality, trials can seem both overwhelming and isolating. But it is in the darkest of moments that the light of Christ shines brightest, beckoning you to turn to Him. With words of reassurance, author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon acknowledges that tough times will surely come—but as you walk through hardships hand in hand with the Lord, there is hope for the future, and opportunity for personal growth. Through discussion of sacred scripture and the inspired words of church leaders, this volume addresses topics ranging from embracing the atonement, to believing your prayers will be answered, to applying the miracle of forgiveness in your life. It is impossible to foresee what storms will come, but amid the uncertainty, some things are sure: you are known, you are loved, and you are never alone. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews Gordon about her newest book.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to artist and former Curator of the Museum of Church History and Art about the history of the Tabernacle building in Temple Square. The Tabernacle was built in 1867 and is home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The dome-shaped auditorium is so acoustically sensitive that a pin dropped at the pulpit can be clearly heard at the back of the hall, 170 feet away. Imagine the symphony of sound you can hear from the magnificent choir and the 11,623 pipe organ that fills the front of the Tabernacle.
Doug Wright previews his General Conference Special, which looks at a new PBS documentary called Joseph Smith: American Prophet. This documentary is a remake of the 1999 film of the same name. Filmmakers Lee Groberg and Mark Goodman bring a new life to the story of the founder of the Mormon religion and hope to bring their message to a younger, millennial audience.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright chats with author Richard Paul Evans about his new book, Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark. This book is the latest and last in the Michael Vey series. Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author ofThe Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, theWashington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children.
The newest documents published online as part of the Joseph Smith papers take a look at some of the hardest years of the Prophet's life, focusing on when the early Latter Day Saints fled Ohio, and later, Missouri, to temporarily settle in Nauvoo, Illinois. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to the historians behind the project about what you can expect from the latest addition.
The Book of Revelation, brimming with seemingly impenetrable imagery and symbolism, can feel daunting in its account of the climactic conclusion of the world. But now, popular institute instructor and EFY director Eric D. Richards seeks to demystify John's prophetic visions in Preparing for the Second Coming. From the historical background of the verses to their modern applications and ability to prepare readers for the Second Coming, this unique exploration of Revelation centers on the words of modern-day prophets to illuminate the timely teachings found in this book of scripture. Look to the future with patience, hope, and courage as you come to more fully understand the transformative power of the book of Revelation.
Religion Today host Martin Tanner speaks with actor James Arington and film maker Ken Cromar about the DVD "Here's Brother Brigham".
The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1857. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Rodeo Chairman Kem Gardner about the events and new stadium.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright sits down with author Kathy Gordon Jenkins to talk about her book, J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories.
Known as the “swearing Apostle,” J. Golden Kimball is just such a character, one whose legacy of colorful language is surpassed only by his fierce loyalty to the gospel.
In J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories, readers are invited to come to better know this legendary man made famous by his unique humor and powerful testimony. From a chronicle of Kimball’s youthful adventures to the legacy he forged in his more than forty years as a General Authority, gear up for a rollicking ride through the life of one of the liveliest servants of the Lord.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews author Terryl Givens about his new book, Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. This is his second book exploring the origins of LDS practice, from Joseph Smith to modern day.
Jerry Borrowman talks to KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright about his new book, Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor on the Battlefield. This book tells courageous stories of mercy and compassion that you probably haven't heard yet from the American Revolution to the Iraqi War. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory.
KSL NewsRadio host Doug Wright talks to Chris Simonson of the Bountiful Rotary Club about their Coats for Kids Car Show. This local charity event aims to help Utah children. Since the first show in 1998, the Rotary Club has been able to provide winter coats, boots and mittens for at least 8,000 kids in the Beehive State.
Everyday Lives, Everyday Values host Doug Wright interviews Mormon Miracle Pageant President Milt Olsen and counselor Troy Shelly about the history of the annual pageant and why LDS families are still coming to Manti every year to see it. They discuss how to pageant aims to spread the story of the restoration of the Gospel, the Savior, and the Spirit to everyone in attendance.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews author Hank Smith about his new book, Be Happy - Simple Secrets to a Happier Life. They talk about how spirituality and religion can help you achieve happiness and maintain it -- and how being religious and being spiritual are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Turning 65 isn't easy. As soon as you start nearing that age, your mailbox will fill with advertisements, fliers, and letters trying to tell you how to navigate your upcoming retirement. It can be very confusing and a lot of people fear falling into a pitfall or scam. Doug Wright talks to Dave Burns of Retirement Health Solutions about what you need to know as you approach retirement. Burns' company is local and works with all insurance plans in the state of Utah. They want to help you understand all of your options. He specializes in customizing Medicare benefits for those currently on or aging into Medicare. If you or a loved one is confused about the different plans and needs help, call 801-855-9711.
What would happen if J. Golden Kimball, Mark Twain, and Porter Rockwell were to meet up? Doug Wright talks to director John Lyde about his new film, Story Tellers, where American history and Mormon history come face to face.
Richard Paul Evans, the #1 best-selling author of the Michael Vey series and The Christmas Box, joins KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright to talk about his new book, The Broken Road, and how the community has been responding to it. The new novel from the acclaimed writer asks the question, "What if you could start over?" When the protagonist gets his second chance, he then has to decide what to do with it. Evans describes how his own faith as a Mormon shaped his writing in this tale of redemption and grace.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks with Ganel-Lyn Condie about her new book The Decision That Changed My Life that shares inspiring true stories of Latter Day Saints. Condie explores some of the life-altering choices made by sixteen notable and everyday Latter-day Saints and the chain of events that followed those decisions that affected other people's lives.
Doug Wright talks to author Ganel-Lyn Condie about her latest book, The Decision That Changed My Life - Inspiring True Stories From Latter-Day Saints. The author of I Can Do Hard Things with God and I Can Forgive with God is back with a new self-help discussion about how even the smallest of decisions can set off a ripple effect of outcomes. The book follows choices made by sixteen Mormons and the chain of events that followed those decisions, from notable members of the LDS faith to ordinary people whose stories may resonate with the listener.
Host Doug Wright interviews author Dr. Hank Smith about his new book, Be Happy - Simple Secrets to a Happier Life. They talk about how spirituality and religion can help you achieve happiness and maintain it -- and how being religious and being spiritual are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
In a special episode for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 187th Annual General Conference, Doug Wright speaks with the current President of BYU Idaho, and soon-to-be President of BYU Pathway Worldwide, Clark Gilbert. They discuss the growth of BYU Idaho and the introduction of BYU Pathway Worldwide as a new way to offer college education to LDS students across the globe.
Host Doug Wright invites author Kate Holbrook, who is one of the two writers of the book At The Pulpit - 185 Years of Discourses by Ladder-Day Saint Women. Kate shares with Doug what she and Jennifer Reeder have done to put together this fascinating book.
BYU Professor and EFY Speaker Brad Wilcox talks to Doug Wright about his newest book, Changed By Grace. Changed by Grace is based on Wilcox's iconic speech at Brigham Young University on the same topic. In this book, Wilcox uses real-life stories from his own experience as a Mormon to show ways Latter-Day Saints can choose to accept Christ's grace in their lives as they strive for understanding.