By Kent Larsen
Internet: New Apocalyptic Books, Non-US Pages
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The new websites this week include a couple for
books that discuss the last days and two more meant for Church
members outside the US. But these are just four of the ten new sites
listed this week, including websites for an LDS photographer, an LDS
sculptor, a "talk" website, and a new look at Book of Mormon
The websites about millennial books include a fiction series by
Wendie L. Edwards meant to immerse readers in what the last days will
be like. They also include the website for Anthony E. Larson's
trilogy of books exploring the prophecies about the last days.
Meanwhile, a nicely done website, the LDS Friend Project, is trying
to provide basic information about the Church in Russian. LDS UK is a
chat and message board website for those in the United Kingdom, and
the Pasuquin Ward, Laoag Philippines Stake has a website, apparently
in spite of the LDS Church's direction that local units should take
down their websites so that the Church can provide sites for them.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
David Thomas Photography
An LDS photographer in Southern California who specializes in
weddings and 'on location' portraiture. Site features prominent
picture of San Diego Temple in montage on front page. Site includes
information about the prices and services Thomas provides, galleries
of photos he has taken, and information about his work and contact
information. Also includes links to Southern California sites.
Defender of Truth
Site created to defend the LDS faith against "those who wish to
twist, mangle, and distort our beliefs." Also seeks to portray the
truths found in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Includes several
documents written by the author about anti-Mormon deceptions and
claims as well as his own story. Also includes a few links to other
Sculpture by Tucson, Arizona-based LDS artist Dee Jay Bawden.
Includes galleries of Bawdens LDS sculptures and sculptures of the
Savior, along with information about the artist and contact
LDS Friend Project
Russian-language site with information bout the LDS Church's history,
doctrines, etc. Includes online page to request Russian Book of
Site trying to unite Latter-day Saints all over the world through
Internet communication. Includes free email accounts, chat rooms,
message boards, and matchmaking personal ads.
Website for LDS Church members in the United Kingdom. Includes free
email accounts, chat rooms, and message boards
Website for the "Millennial Glory" series of novels by Wendie L.
Edwards about an LDS family's experiences living through the last
days until the time of Christ's second coming, reign and victory over
darkness. Includes Adobe Acrobat files of the first two chapters of
the book and an online order form.
A New Model for Book of Mormon Geography
Extensive site details the author's theory that the Book of Mormon
lands are located primarily in Costa Rica. Includes detailed
description of the theory, maps showing location of the lands
mentioned in the Book of Mormon and a list of publications the author
used in creating his theory.
Pasuquin Ward, Laoag Philippines Stake
Website for Pasuquin Ward that is largely still under construction.
Plans to include information about the Ward's history, location,
members, Activities, and missionaries. Seems to be an official ward
site that hasn't heard of Church policy about official local unit
Prophecy, History, and Mormonism by Anthony E. Larson
Website for books and subscription newsletter by Larson. His books
examine the apocalyptic prophecies in the scriptures, describing the
author's theories about the events of the last days.