The Restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ

The Restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ

“For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, it is clear that the Father and the Son are giving away the secrets of the universe!” -Elder Neal A. Maxwell

“One of the things the Spirit has repeatedly impressed upon my mind…is how willing the Lord is to reveal His mind and will.” -President Russel M Nelson

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18

“Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea.” – Jacob 4:6

I was recently asked if the Book of Mormon was the thing that made the Holy Bible complete in our religion. I answered that no, the key is living prophets to guide today, and without those, not even the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon will get you where you need to go (people can always creatively manipulate texts to support their agenda, but not so with living oracles!)

1. Power of the Restoration: A Firm Foundation of Faith: Finally! A Good Taste in our Mouths for Religion! Welcome to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ
2. The Only True Church
3. A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards – Book Notes
4. Special Witnesses of Christ: Prophets Know Him
5. Deficiency of the Bible as Solo Compass & the Executive Officer Metaphor
6. Increased Accountability and Expectation of the Latter-day Saints, Theosis, & Extra-Biblical Scripture </a
Instruments of Revelation Testifying of Christ: Rod of Aaron & Cowdry, Seer Stone of Joseph Smith, etc.
Rebuttal to a Closed Cannon of Scripture Argument: It’s Open! God’s Words Never Cease
Biblical Context of Latter-day Saint Doctrine, a House Divided Principle, & The Achilles Heel of Preferring Past Prophets to Modern Prophets
What Constitutes Doctrine – An Explanation from the Prophets
Continuing Revelation from God
Discovering the Lands of the Book of Mormon (Mesoamerica) by Dr. John L. Lund – Lecture Notes
Be One: Celebrating Priesthood for Africans – Lecture Notes
The Prophet Joseph Smith: More Than We Know by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes
The Prophet Joseph: More Than We Know (DVD) by The Joseph Smith Foundation – Full Quotes Referenced
Quotes in The Prophet Joseph: More Than We Know by The Joseph Smith Foundation
Unlocking the Mystery of the 2 Prophets of Revelation 11 by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes
Hidden Bloodlines: The Holy Grail & The Lost Tribes of the North by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes
Nephites in Europe: Quest for the Nephite Remnant by the Joseph Smith Foundation – Documentary Notes
Consequences of Rejecting the Prophets, Including Less Access to the Word of God
The Seven Archangels Identity Theory Including Joseph Smith
A Few Notes on Joseph Smith
The Joseph Smith Translation (of the Bible): Precious Truths Restored by W. Jeffrey Marsh – Lecture Notes
Where is Joseph Smith in the Bible? I’ll Show You
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church Manual: Joseph Smith – Book Notes
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church Manual: Brigham Young
Teachings of the Presidents of the Church Manual: Joseph Fielding Smith
Personal Glimpses of the Prophet Joseph Smith by Hyrum & Helen Andras – Book Notes
On Sacred Ground: Reflections on Joseph Smith by Truman G Madsen – Documentary Notes
The Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Truman G Madsen – Book Notes
In The Company of Prophets: Personal Experiences of D. Arthur Haycock – Book Notes
To The Rescue: Biography of Thomas S Monson by Heidi Swinton – Book Notes

Various Resources

Scripture mastery songs:
Maxwell Institute
Hannah Stoddard – (audio dramatized bible stories for children for purchase 450 stories 56 hours for $50) shows how Satan has infiltrated the music industry

see LDS Seminary online free downloads

John Welch – Book of Mormon Temple Sermon, scripture analysis, etc.

Ted R Callister – LDS Apologetics

Avraham Gileadi – LDS Hebrew Isaiah etc.

Carl G Jung – on symbols

Academy for Temple Studies – YouTube channel

Bruce C. Hafen – faith, law, science, etc.

Robert Millett – priesthood, last days, scripture commentary, etc.

Michael Wilcox – temples

Brad Wilcox – chastity, grace

Sheri Dew – woman, practical faith

Dennis Prager – scripture commentaries based on logic

Alonzo Gaskill – symbols

Duane S. Crowther – last days, scripture analysis

BH Roberts

Lowell L Bennion

Gerald N Lund

Gene R Cook

John H Groberg

Earl C Tingey

Spencer J Condie

Cleon Skousen

Alexander B Morrison

  1. Max Caldwell

Merrill J Bateman

Bruce C Porter

John L Lund -Mesoamerica, social skills of critisism, etc

-Heartland BofM pics etc – Rod L Meldrum, Joseph L Brinkerhoff, F Richard Hauck, Diane Wirth, Joseph L Allen, Jonathan Neville

-Mark D Ogletree

-David Ridges

-Dennis Prager: The Rational bible series

-Duane S Crowther

-Phyllis Shlafley

-David Fiorazo

-Dinesh D’Souza

-Joseph H Hellerman: when the church was a family authentic christian community

-Scott Woodward

-Bruce Statterfield

– John Welch: “The Temple in the Sermon on the Mount and the Gospel of Matthew” (3rd Nephi as the Holy of Holies of the Book of Mormon, as an ascension temple text) on the Academy for Temple Studies YouTube channel

-Hugh Nibley: Hugh Nibley, “The Creation” (Pearl of Great Price Lectures Series – on the Maxwell Institute YouTube channel

-Truman G. Madsen: Gathering and Revelation in Kirtland

-John L Sorenson: Mormon’s Sources (2011) (Maxwell Institute channel) ;

-Evidence For The Book of Abraham – Daniel C Peterson (Maxwell Institute channel) proves scientifically the universal flood, against organic evolution, etc.


Philosophy and Religion Resources


Hugh Nibley

Truman G Madsen

David L Paulsen

Terryl Givens

Sterling W McMurrin

Orson Pratt

Jeffrey R Holland

E E Ericksen

Richard N Williams


(see science section for authors who specialize in science & religion)




Ancient Languages & Religion Resources


Hugh Nibley

Stephen Ricks

Donald Parry

  1. Kelly Ogden – scripture commentary, happiness, etc.

Andrew Skinner – scripture commentary, etc.

John Gee

Matthew B Brown – LDS ancient research

John Cahn – – Hebrew prophecy

C.S. Lewis


Book of Mormon Geography Resources

Joseph Smith Foundation – North America (heartland)

Rod Meldrum – North America (heartland)

John Neville – North America (heartland)

Willard Bean – North America (heartland)

John Lund – Meso-America

John Sorenson – Meso-America

Hugh Nibley – Hebrew, Arabic, Egyptology insights

Stephen Ricks – Hebrew & Arabic insights


Note: Just because culture in one area shows correlating evidence with the Book of Mormon doesn’t mean similar things couldn’t have been going on in the other area.


A Few Apostle Authors

This is a list of some of the prolific writers among latter-day General Authorities:


Follow living Apostles on their social media pages.

Read the Ensign Magazine for regular articles from the Apostles.



Joseph Smith

Brigham Young

Parly P Pratt

Orson Pratt

Wilford Woodruff

Boyd K Packer

Bruce R McConkie

Russel M Nelson

Spencer W Kimball

M Russel Ballard

Richard G Scott

David A Bednar

Deiter F Uchdorf

John A Widstoe

James E Talmege

D Todd Christofferson

Henry B Eyring

Thomas S Monsonn

Jeffrey R Holland

Dale G Renlund

Joseph Fielding Smith

Bruce R McConkie

LeGrand Richards

Neal A Maxwell

Mark Peterson

Dallin H Oaks

Ezra Taft Benson

L Tom Perry

Richard G Scott

Joseph B Worthlin

James E Faust

Harold B Lee

Hugh B Brown

Gordon B Hinckley

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