Apostle and author of Jesus the Christ, James E. Talmage, grew up in a small valley in England. The story of his early childhood and family’s conversion to Mormonism is told in this BYU Studies. Bruce Hixson Smith attempts to represent Christ and His teachings with paint. Jan Shipps, scholar and member of the First United Methodist Church, explains her views about Mormonism and the complications of the question Is Mormonism Christian? This issue also provides letters from W. W. Phelps in Kirtland, Ohio, which give details into what life was like there. William A. Wilson asserts the importance of folklore in life.