Captain Moroni’s Command: Dynamics of Warfare in the Book of Mormon by David E. Spencer


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Captain Moroni’s Command: Dynamics of Warfare in the Book of Mormon

by David E. Spencer

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Join the ranks and fight alongside Captain Moroni in this in-depth look at the wars, battles, and conflicts in the book of Alma war chapters.

In this book, you’ll discover . . .

    • What made the Nephites successful even when they were outnumbered
    • How the Nephites’ military strategies provide further proof of the Book of Mormon’s authenticity
    • Why Mormon focused so much attention on the Alma war chapters
    • How Moroni follows the timeless principles of war
    • Why these wars transformed both Nephite and Lamanite societies


With a PhD in international relations and comparative politics, David E. Spencer is well versed in the conflicts that arise when cultures collide. By examining how patterns in armed conflict remain constant across countries, cultures, and historical eras, this book will change the way you read the Book of Mormon.


About the Author:

Dr. David Spencer is a professor of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, where he teaches courses on defense and security to government and private individuals from US partner nations.

Dr. Spencer earned his doctorate in political science from George Washington University in 2002, where he studied Latin American politics, specializing in regional insurgency and terrorism. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s in international relations from Brigham Young University in 1992 and 1988, respectively.

David was director of combating terrorism at Hicks & Associates. Most of his work over the last twenty years has been supporting different aspects of US government policy in Colombia.

David was raised in Latin America, living in Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala. He served in the US Army and National Guard as a combat engineer and as an infantryman. He attained the rank of sergeant and was mobilized for the first Gulf War in 1990–91.


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