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TitleWith Real Intent: Out of Judaism
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHilton, Nancy Goldberg
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination102-107, 126-127
Type of ArticleWith Real Intent
KeywordsConversion; Judaism; Missionary Work

Nancy Goldberg Hilton shares her experiences growing up in the Jewish religion. Although she felt close to God while reciting verses from the Old Testament, she was confused about God’s true nature and current role. Hilton eventually abandoned her belief in God until she had a miraculous experience at Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell in Utah. This experience helped her to feel the reality of God and of Jesus Christ, and she soon began to search for further information about their doctrine. When a business contact gave her a Book of Mormon, she read it and was delighted to discover how the book connected the life of Jesus Christ to her Jewish heritage and to the life she was now living. Hilton agreed to meet with missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she was baptized shortly thereafter.