When the Lights Came On: Joseph Smith and the Return of Heavenly Manifestations by Trevan G. Hatch


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When the Lights Came On: Joseph Smith and the Return of Heavenly Manifestations

by Trevan G. Hatch

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Step back in time and watch the Restoration unfold.

This insightful book highlights overlooked but significant facts about the reemergence of the gospel, shedding new light on well-known events and the divinely prepared culture of the time. From appearances of ancient individuals to visions seen by Joseph Smith and other early Saints, there is more to the Restoration than we know.

Filled with contemporary first-person accounts, this faith-promoting book will help you recognize God’s omnipotent hand in this final dispensation.


About the Author:

Trevan G. Hatch received a B.A. in history at Brigham Young University, a M.A. in Jewish studies at Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University, and is currently a PhD student in family studies specializing in religion and Jewish family life at Louisiana State University. He is also pursuing doctoral education in Jewish studies at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago and has taken graduate courses in biblical studies in Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of the Holy Land. Trevan G. Hatch was a 2009 research fellow at the Maxwell Institute under the direction of Terryl Givens and Matthew Grow where he researched and presented on the gathering of the Jews and Tribes of Israel according to Parley and Orson Pratt. He has a passion for researching and writing on topics of religion, especially pertaining to Judaism and Mormonism. He is married to the former Megan Gardner and they are the proud parents of three children. He is currently the librarian of Ancient Studies, Ancient Scripture, and Philosophy at BYU.


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