Embark on a journey into the intriguing world of “By The Numbers” by John Bennion, featured in the Winter 2023 issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, as narrated by the talented Tanner Gillaland. This audio story takes listeners through a society where psi energy is harnessed for complex tasks, exploring not only the intricacies of this extraordinary power but also the profound emotional landscapes that define the human experience.

As you listen, be prepared to navigate through complex emotional situations, including the poignant themes of loss of infant life, personal pride, stubbornness, and love. Tanner Gillaland skillfully guides you through the narrative, lending his voice to the characters’ struggles and triumphs.

About the author, John Bennion, a master storyteller of the western Utah desert, weaves tales that delve into the heart of human existence. His body of work includes the acclaimed Breeding Leah and Other Stories (Signature Books, 1991), and the eagerly awaited Falling toward Heaven. Bennion’s literary endeavors extend beyond fiction, as he’s currently working on “Avenging Saint,” a nineteenth-century murder mystery, and “Second Wind,” a young adult novel.

As an associate professor at Brigham Young University, Bennion imparts his passion for storytelling to students, teaching creative writing, the British novel, Mormon literature, and even offering an innovative Wilderness Writing course, where students explore and document their experiences in the wild. Join us in experiencing the richness of “By The Numbers” and the distinctive voice of John Bennion in this captivating episode of Dialogue Out Loud.