Not long ago, in a conversation with me, Denver said that one day, we will “wish we had hit print” because computers and the internet will not always be available. We at the archives, want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to “hit print” on all of Denver’s materials, so that when that day comes we will have hard copies of everything, distributed widely around the world.
To that end, a new book series was released a few days ago on Amazon and on our website. This first volume (“TDS 1”) covers all of Denver’s publicly-released talks, papers and Q&A sessions that occurred prior to the 40 Years in Mormonism talks (a.k.a. “the 10 talks”). Here is an excerpt from the Preface:
Following the publication of The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil in 2006, I have been asked on occasion to speak or present papers to various gatherings. What started out as a talk or a discussion here and there, has grown into a body of work consisting of many millions of words that fill thousands of pages of books, papers, transcripts, and audio and video recordings.
This book series will comprise all of the essays, papers and transcripts of talks I have given publicly, starting with “Christ’s Discourse on the Road to Emmaus”, a talk I gave in April, 2007. Using the transcript of that talk as a basis, I corrected errors, completed unfinished thoughts, added footnotes and a diagram, and added additional content, expanding it into a finished paper. In the cases where I follow this pattern, the finished paper is or will be included in this series, rather than the original audio transcript, because I consider the papers to be a more complete and better overall presentation of the same material. In the cases where no completed paper has been or will be produced, the audio transcript has been carefully reviewed for accuracy and included without further expansion or correction. This book series, therefore, together with the Restoration Edition of the scriptures that were canonized in September, 2017, all of the books I have written, and my complete blog and podcasts, constitute the body of work that has been presented publicly thus far.
This volume covers the first eight talks and papers I gave from 2007 through 2013 – essentially everything that came before the ten 40 Years in Mormonism lectures that began in September, 2013. Those ten lectures will be contained in the second volume of this series. Subsequent volumes are planned that will contain everything given from 2014 through today, with future material to be compiled into additional volumes as it becomes available, as the Lord allows.
We will announce each volume here as it becomes available. Volume 2 is almost ready for publication already, and should be available shortly.
EDITIONS AND FORMATTING
Each volume is being made available in four (4) different editions/formats. They are:
- Restoration Archive Edition – 8.5 x 11″, 186 page paperback with 12 point font. Larger margins and layout for study and notes.
- Readers Edition – 6 x 9″, 316 page paperback with 12 point font. Smaller margins and layout for easy reading and convenient carrying.
- Kindle Edition – Digital format for any device with free Kindle reader.
- Downloadable PDF – Free download of the entire book, so you can print it out on your own printer if you want.
This should make it very easy and convenient for anyone to be able to “hit print” at the lowest possible cost. We hope you will find this effort beneficial, now and in the future. Enjoy!