Fiona Givens

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Fiona Givens
Fiona Anne Bulbeck
OccupationWriter, Speaker
Spouse(s)Terryl Givens

Fiona Givens is an American writer, teacher, and speaker who focuses on matters of history, theology, and culture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Givens was born in Nairobi, Kenya as the oldest of three children. She grew up in Nairobi, Tanzania, and the Seychelles and was educated in British convent schools. She converted to the LDS Church while in Frankfurt, Germany. She obtained degrees in French and German from the University of Richmond and a master's degree in European History.

Fiona was director of the French Language program at Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, Virginia. She also worked in translation services, as a lobbyist, and as communications director of a non-profit.


She has published essays and articles in Exponent II, LDS Living, Journal of Mormon History, and Dialogue. She is also a frequent speaker on podcasts and at conferences.[1] A longtime collaborator with her husband, Terryl Givens, she is the co-author of The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life and Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith.[2] Her most recent collaboration with her husband is entitled The Christ Who Heals.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Givens and her husband have six children.[citation needed] She is a member of the LDS Church and lives in Richmond, Virginia.[4]


  • The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life (with Terryl Givens) Ensign Peak, 2012. ISBN 978-1609071882
  • The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections On the Quest for Faith (with Terryl Givens) Deseret Book, 2014. ISBN 978-1609079420


  1. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher (2019-03-08). "Early feminists talked about a Heavenly Mother". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  2. ^ Goodstein, Laurie (2013-07-20). "Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  3. ^ Noyce, David (2017-12-19). "Four takeaways from a new book that challenges Mormons to learn more about their own doctrine". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  4. ^ Toone, Trent (2012-11-15). "Scholars Terryl and Fiona Givens discuss life, love and their new book". Deseret News. Retrieved 2019-07-31.

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