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Search, Ponder, and Pray: Missouri Guide for Travel and Study


March 22, 2023

Book Details

Walk in the footsteps of the first Latter-day Saints with this spiritual guide to Church historical sites.
This immersive guide draws from first-hand accounts and the expertise of leading Church historians to guide you through the rich history of significant locations of the Restoration. For these sacred sites, authors Casey Griffiths and Mary Jane Woodger provide the background knowledge behind each site, the importance each property has in Church history, and a short devotional that prompts reflection and invites the Spirit. With this guide you can understand the early Saints' vision for the city of Zion and the persecutions that forced the Saints to leave their beloved city. explore the past, present, and future of the Savior's Church in the chosen land of Missouri. see Far West, once the Church's headquarters and one of largest and fastest growing cities in all of Missouri, and examine the remnants of the lost temple there. explore the massacre at Hawn's Mill and the trials faced by Joseph Smith and other Church leaders in Liberty Jail. Immerse yourself in the spiritual history of the Restoration. You've never traveled like this before!

Author Description

'Casey Paul Griffiths': Casey Paul Griffiths is a Professor of Church History & Doctrine at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He teaches and researches Latter-day Saint history dealing with controversial and lesser-known stories among the Saints. He holds a Master's Degree and PhD in Education from BYU, where he is a popular teacher and presenter. He has taught at Education Week, Especially for Youth, and the Mormon History Association. He has traveled extensively studying international education and Latter-day material history, working with diverse Restoration movements. He lives in Saratoga Springs with his wife and four children. 'Mary Jane Woodger': Mary Jane Woodger, Ed.D., is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. Born and raised in American Fork and Salt Lake City, Utah, Mary Jane has always had a great love for teaching. Dr. Woodger has written and published over a dozen books including three books about thelife and teachings of David O. McKay, as well as a book on the timely subject of self-esteem. She has also authored numerous articles on doctrinal, historical, and educational subjects. Dr. Woodger's current research interests include twentieth-century Church history, Latter-day Saint women's history, and Church education.

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