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Brent Yorgason
Teacher and Author
Brigham Young High School
Class of 1963

Brent Yorgason
Brent G. Yorgason


Brent Yorgason
Latter-day Saint. Birth name: Brenton G. Yorgason. One of the most popular authors ever to write for the Latter-day Saint fiction market. Frequent collaborator with his brother Blaine Yorgason. Co-author with his brother Blaine of the novel Chester, I Love You, which was adapted to the TV movie "The Thanksgiving Promise" (1986), directed by and starring Beau Bridges. Other books by Brent Yorgason include: The Carpenter's Son; All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Primary; Discovering Life's Treasures; Cherished Intimacy; Dating; From Darkness into Light; Grandma's Apple Tree; The Last Stagecoach Robbery; Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon; On Wings of Love; Paradise Creek: A Love Story that Will Capture Your Heart; Quiet miracles : a true story of love and courage; Romance in Marriage: Spicing It Up; Seven Days for Ruby; Spiritual Survival in the Last Days; Standing Tall: The Shawn Bradley Story; The Garrity Test; The Soderberg Saga; The Wings of Words; Writing and Publishing a Book Made Easy; Ty: The Ty Detmer Story; Understanding Death's Passage: A Companion to Grandma's Apple Tree.

Yorgason, Brenton G.
3801 N 100 E
Provo, Utah 84604-4580
Brent and Margaret Yorgason



Class of 1963. 1963 BYH Student Body Business Manager. Football, Basketball, Track, Y Club, Debate, Band, Chorus, Junior Class Vice President, Seminary 4 years. BYU BS Sociology 1970. BYU MS Child Development & Family Relations 1973. BYU PHD Family Studies 1981. Dr. Brent Yorgason; Birth name: Brenton G. Yorgason. One of the most popular authors ever to write for the Latter-day Saint fiction market. Frequent collaborator with his brother Blaine Yorgason [BYH Class of 1961]. Co-author with his brother Blaine of the novel, Chester, I Love You, which was adapted to the TV movie, The Thanksgiving Promise (1986), directed by and starring Beau Bridges. Other books by Brent Yorgason include: The Carpenters Son; All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Primary; Discovering Lifes Treasures; Cherished Intimacy; Dating; From Darkness into Light; Grandmas Apple Tree; The Last Stagecoach Robbery; Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon; On Wings of Love; Paradise Creek: A Love Story That Will Capture Your Heart; Quiet Miracles : a true story of love and courage; Romance in Marriage: Spicing It Up; Seven Days for Ruby; Spiritual Survival in the Last Days; Standing Tall: The Shawn Bradley Story; The Garrity Test; The Soderberg Saga; The Wings of Words; Writing and Publishing a Book Made Easy; Ty: The Ty Detmer Story; Understanding Deaths Passage: A Companion to Grandmas Apple Tree. Parents: John Gayle Yorgason and Lucretia Maude Copley Yorgason, Fountain Green.

BRENT & MARGARET YORGASON: Brenton and Margaret Yorgason have lectured extensively in the area of marriage and the family. Previous to this writing, they co-authored Dirty Socks and Shining Armor, a story about King Arthur and his family, several years after Camelot. Margaret is a devoted homemaker. As an accomplished violinist, she works with her children to help them develop their musical talents. She has co-authored several clip-art books, as well as a children's coloring dictionary. Brenton received a Ph.D. in family studies, with a doctoral minor in marriage and family therapy. He has been a practicing therapist, and, as a member of the National Speaker's Association, he is renowned as a keynote speaker. Brenton has authored or co-authored eighty-five books, with total sales of well over one million copies. Brenton and Margaret have nine children and ten grandchildren and reside in Provo, Utah. @2005

Dr Brenton G. Yorgason was born and reared in Utah , USA . He received his PhD in 1981 in Family Studies and Marriage and Family Therapy. He has taught part-time at Brigham Young University periodically since 1972, and is presently teaching marriage preparation as well as strengthening marriage and family courses.

Brent has authored or co-authored 80 books. One of the books he co-authored is Disney's annual Thanksgiving classic, The Thanksgiving Promise , starring the Lloyd Bridges family. An insightful book he co-authored with his wife, Margaret, is titled Cherished Intimacy. His newest book is Capturing Your Dreams: 6 Secrets to Personal Change.

In addition to writing, Brent was a marriage and family therapist for 17 years, and is the founder of The Lighthouse Institute. This firm teaches mind mastery, as well as character and change in the workplace. He is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Brent and his wife, Margaret, are parents of nine children. In addition to being a homemaker and author in her own right, Margaret is an accomplished violinist. She says that second only to enjoying their 10 grandchildren, her husband's favorite love is lifting the sights of others.



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