Julie Rowe is an American author, public speaker and excommunicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). She claims to have had a near-death experience (NDE) in 2004 during which she visited the spirit world as described in LDS theology, where she had many extraordinary visions including those of supposedly upcoming world calamities.Rowe has written three books between 2014 and 2016, most recently From Tragedy to Destiny. Her writings and lectures at LDS fireside have been interpreted as encouraging spiritual and emergency preparations, such as food storage, before signs of the end times, such as the "blood moon" from the September 2015 lunar eclipse. An LDS Church press release at that time stated that it encourages emergency preparations and self-reliance during disasters and hardships, but discourages "extreme efforts" in this vein and further notes, without specifically naming Rowe, some recent "writings and speculations of individual Church members," which "do not reflect Church doctrine."The LDS Church Education System placed Rowe's book A Greater Tomorrow on a list of spurious materials that was circulated to teachers of high-school seminaries and to college-age Institutes of Religion. The list stated:
"Although Sister Rowe is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her book is not endorsed by the church and should not be recommended to students or used as a resource in teaching them. The experiences she shares are her own personal experiences and do not necessarily reflect Church doctrine or they may distort Church doctrine."Some media outlets have interpreted this as a condemnation of Rowe's books by the LDS Church, as this was guidance that her books would not be used as a resource for teaching curriculum. She was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in April of 2019...
Jean Craighead George wrote over eighty popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves
and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain
. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world. While she mostly wrote children's fiction, she also wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey Inward
The mother of three children, (Twig C. George
, Craig, and T. Luke George
) Jean George was a grandmother who joyfully read to her grandchildren since the time they were born. Over the years Jean George kept one hundred and seventy-three pets, not including dogs and cats, in her home in Chappaqua, New York. "Most of these wild animals depart in autumn when the sun changes their behaviour and they feel the urge to migrate or go off alone. While they are with us, however, they become characters in my books, articles, and stories."
Hometown: Washington, District of Columbia