Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

Article of the Week Discovering a Surgical First: Russell M. Nelson and Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty
April 27, 2015
by Austin A. Robinson
This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Austin A. Robinson and Curtis T. Hunter which was published in our newest issue, 54:1. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

In an April 2003 general conference address, Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recounted an experience of receiving sudden inspiration on how to perform surgery during his medical career. The epiphanic image that came to the young surgeon in 1960 led to the repair of a previously inoperable valve defect in the heart of E. L., a Latter-day Saint stake patriarch. As a novel surgical approach, the case is remarkable. However, Nelson did not publish a report of the . . .
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New Test. Lesson #19
April 24, 2015

This lesson draws together events in Jesus' life that help us draw closer to him. The parable of the unjust judge teaches us to continually pray. Christ's visit to Zacchaeus shows that He is sent to all people. The miracle . . .

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Book Review
April 23, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Barnard Stewart Silver. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

In our era, when justifiable attention is paid to economic and environmental developments in the . . .

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Additional Features
On April 27, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Kirtland, Ohio. As Wilford Woodruff remembered, Joseph Smith prophesied in a testimony meeting before the departure of Zion’s Camp that the Church would fill the Rocky Mountains, North and South America, and the whole earth.


On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith spent the day working on a history of the Church from its beginnings, which would eventually be published as History of the Church.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What attempts at redress did the Saints make for their persecutions in Missouri?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

View text of the company journal with an entry for every day of the journey here.

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