John Hilton III

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John Hilton III is an assistant professor in religious education at Brigham Young University. He is also an author of several books primarily geared toward teen readers. His titles include, Please Pass the Scriptures; I Can Do Hard Things; I Lost My Phone Number, Can I Have Yours?; The Compare Dare; The Dog Ate My Scriptures; You Are What You Speak: Why Choosing Your Words Matters; and Dating and the Plan of Happiness. With Anthony Sweat he wrote How?: Essential Skills for Living the Gospel; Why?: Powerful Answers and Practical Reasons for Living LDS Standards; The Big Picture; and Q&A: Common Questions and Powerful Answers for LDS Youth. He contributed to Armor Up!, Suit Up!, and 52 Life-Changing Questions from the Book of Mormon.

Hilton was born in San Francisco, California, and reared in Seattle, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU and holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard and a PhD in education from BYU.

Hilton is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and often teaches at Especially for Youth, BYU Education Week, and Time Out for Women. He and his wife, Lani, are the parents of six children. John and Lani wrote What Girls Need to Know About Guys; What Guys Need to Know about Girls.