Christine Rappleye is a reporter and web producer for the Church News. She has previously been an editor and reporter for the section formerly known as Mormon Times, the Features sections and part of the Visual Editing team. A Texas native, she studied communications at Brigham Young University and served as a church missionary in Taipei, Taiwan.

Sarah M. Eden, Spencer Hyde and Wendy S. Swore won gold for their novels and two others were recognized, too
Forty-five novels were named as finalists across nine genre categories for the awards that recognize novels written by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during 2019, through Oct. 31
The Association for Mormon Letters announced awards for publications and other works across 14 categories online on May 2
More than 55 work have been named finalists across 14 categories for the Association for Mormon Letters awards
‘Retail’ creator ending strip Sunday and rebooted ‘Nancy’ by Olivia Jaimes to start Monday
Ninja gym owner Karson Voiles is one of a record 21 ninjas who completed Stage 2 of the four-stage national finals to be in the finale on Monday.
“Closer to Christ” includes Emily Belle Freeman’s companion books “21 Days Closer to Christ” and “Becoming His: A Daily Journey Toward Discipleship.”
Arabelle “Belle” Heartstone, who has a small fortune, decided to take marriage matters into her own hands. Rather than wait for a proposal, she selects and proposes to the Marquess of Blake, Colin Radcliffe, as “Seeing Miss Heartstone&rd
When “As Wide as the Sky” opens, it’s the day Amanda Mallorie’s son dies and she is packing up to move to another state to be closer to her married daughter and her family in hopes of rebuilding her life and relationships.
In focusing on the Gospel According to St. Mark, Julie M. Smith is looking to answer the question: “What would Mark’s story of Jesus have meant for its first audiences?”
Josi Kilpack’s “As Wide as the Sky” is the 2018 Whitney Award winner of best novel of the year from the adult fiction categories and Jennifer A. Nielsen’s “Resistance” is the youth novel of the year.
John W. “Jack” and Jeannie S. Welch explore nearly two dozen of the parables that Jesus shared during his ministry in the book “The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation.”
From Easter and the Savior’s life to learning about temples, prophets and Primary, these books can help children learn about the gospel.
The Association for Mormon Letters announced awards for publications and other works across 13 categories during its conference at the Latter-day Saint Institute of Religion at Berkeley, California, March 29-31.
“Let Us All Press On: Hymns of Praise and Inspiration,” a recently released album by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and Orchestra at Temple Square, is in the top spot on the Billboard’s Classical Traditional chart.
More than 50 works, from picture books and literature to screen plays and films, which are by, for or about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been named finalists for the Association for Mormon Letters awards.
“Come Unto Me: Illuminating the Savior’s Life, Mission, Parables and Miracles” shares those images and symbols in the 20-foot-by-7-foot stained glass window in the Rome visitors center, paint and lead along with explanations of the event
Based on a true story from former Relief Society general president Sister Linda K. Burton’s family history, “A Mother’s Prayer” shares the story of faith, prayer and an unexpected miracle for the Kjar family in a wintery 1874 Denma
Forty-five novels, the work of some 40 authors, are finalists across nine genre categories for the 2018 Whitney Awards. The awards are for novels by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during 2018.
The RootsTech Virtual Pass is available to those who would like to attend the RootsTech conference but aren’t able to come to Salt Lake City, according to information from RootsTech.
These Christmas-themed picture books share a variety of spiritual aspects of the season’s experiences, the Nativity and Hanukkah.
The Book of Mormon, the life of Jesus Christ, learning about baptism and more ways to be a sunbeam are topics of these picture books.
There are lessons, quotes and teachings from President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on more than 100 topics in the recent “Teachings of Russell M. Nelson.”