Beginning with the January 2010 issue of the Liahona magazine, readers will notice a host of changes intended to make the Liahona magazine more useful for an increasingly diverse membership of the Church of all ages and all levels of gospel experience.
The first thing you will likely notice is the new design and improved organization of the magazine, intended to make the content easier to find and easier to use.
Sections of the magazine will be written and designed specifically for certain key audiences, including young adults, youth, and children. Each section will be color-coded to make it easy to identify. In addition, some of the sections inserted into the center of the current magazine will be relocated with the new Liahona. The children’s section will be integrated into the magazine with other content for specific age groups, and the News of the Church section will now appear in color at the back of the magazine.
In many areas and countries, a section written specifically by local members for local members will appear in each issue. This section may contain messages from Area Presidencies, news and events from the area, testimonies, faith-promoting experiences, and other inspiring contributions from local members.
Another important change will be the addition of short sidebars to some articles to help members of different age groups apply important information to themselves. For example, an article encouraging temple worship could be supplemented by a narrative for teens about a young member’s first visit to the temple as well as by a related activity for young children, such as a coloring page of a temple.
Page 3 of the January issue highlights additional online features of the Liahona (at liahona.lds.org that relate to articles in the printed magazine.
Read more about the redesign, and see a list of the new and redesigned departments within the Liahona.
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