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448 pages - $26.95 (Includes shipping)





130 Topics!


     One of the purposes for writing this reference book is to tell you everything I know about Joseph Smith and the restoration movement. Admittedly, a task grandiose in scope, but not entirely unachievable. Though my target audience is fellow evangelicals, I do believe restoration believers will enjoy this book.
     I’ve often wished, while in the middle of a robust, friendly discussion with one of my evangelical friends that I had had a book I could hand to my listener which encapsulates my beliefs about Joseph Smith and his movement. He could take that book home, get “snap shot” understandings of the restoration gospel and the man, put the book down and say, “O, I get it. The restoration gospel presented in non-Mormon language. And in bite-size proportions.”
     I also wanted to write a “non-denominational” book about the restoration. There are plenty of books written on Joseph Smith and the restoration gospel, penned mostly by Mormons and their first cousins; i.e., RLDS, Restoration Branches, and authors from other various restoration groups. But none, to my knowledge, written in a favorable light by a Southern Baptist. To be more specific, none by a charismatic Baptist minister. I’m a Southern Baptist minister who takes Joseph Smith and his movement seriously.


SAMPLES OF TOPICS:


ADAMIC LANGUAGE                                                  DEATH AND DEPARTURE
ANCIENT INHABITANTS                                            DEATH OF SEEING
ANGELIC BEINGS, visitations                                      DIARIES AND LETTERS, Joseph Smith’s
ANGELS, on top of Kirtland Temple                              DENOMINATIONS and Joseph Smith
ANIMALS, resurrected; will praise Him                         EARTH BECOMES HEAVEN
ANOINTING, apostles receive their                                EARTH, divided              
ANTI-MORMON LETTERS                                           ENGLAND’S LOST CHILD
APPEARANCE, John the Beloved, Elijah                       EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH
BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD                                            FALLING STARS
BOOK OF MORMON, history, inspired                          FAMILY TEACHER, Joseph the Teenager
BORN AGAIN experience settles question                      FIRST MIRACLE OF CHURCH
BUILDING BRIDGES                                                      FORM WITHOUT POWER
CANONIZATION                                                             FOUR MOVEMENTS                                                  
CHARISMA VERSUS CHARACTER                             FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES of Joseph’s faith
CHILDREN’S INNOCENCE                                            GIFT OF HOLY GHOST, and priesthood
CHRISTIAN PRIMITIVISM                                             GIFTS OF GOSPEL rest upon Saints
CHRISTMAS STORY                                                       GLORY CLOUD fills house
CHURCH DEFINITION                                                    GLORY SHINES AT NIGHT
CORRESPONDENCE                                                       GOD OF REMOVAL OR GOD OF RESTORATION
 ADAMIC LANGUAGE                                                    DEATH AND DEPARTURE
ANCIENT INHABITANTS                                              DEATH OF SEEING
ANGELIC BEINGS, visitations                                        DIARIES AND LETTERS, Joseph Smith’s
ANGELS, on top of Kirtland Temple                                DENOMINATIONS and Joseph Smith
ANIMALS, resurrected; will praise Him                           EARTH BECOMES HEAVEN
ANOINTING, apostles receive their                                  EARTH, divided              
ANTI-MORMON LETTERS                                             ENGLAND’S LOST CHILD
APPEARANCE, John the Beloved, Elijah                         EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH
BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD                                              FALLING STARS
BOOK OF MORMON, history, inspired                            FAMILY TEACHER, Joseph the Teenager
BORN AGAIN experience settles question                        FIRST MIRACLE OF CHURCH
BUILDING BRIDGES                                                        FORM WITHOUT POWER
CANONIZATION                                                               FOUR MOVEMENTS                                                  
CHARISMA VERSUS CHARACTER                               FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES of Joseph’s faith
CHILDREN’S INNOCENCE                                              GIFT OF HOLY GHOST, and priesthood
CHRISTIAN PRIMITIVISM                                               GIFTS OF GOSPEL rest upon Saints
CHRISTMAS STORY                                                         GLORY CLOUD fills house
CHURCH DEFINITION                                                      GLORY SHINES AT NIGHT
CORRESPONDENCE                                                         GOD OF REMOVAL OR GOD OF RESTORATION

 
























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 I believe if Joseph Smith were alive today he would be hanging out with men like Ian Clayton, Rick Joyner, and Mike Bickle. Men who travel the heavenlies. Men who see the unseen. Men who cross over and return to tell us about it. For I believe Joseph Smith did travel the heavenlies, he did see into the unseen, and cross over and return to tell us about it. Joseph Smith was a seer.
  I believe Joseph Smith understood—God is found within. The kingdom is inside us. God is inside us! We search for God, not from without but from within. The transcendent God of this universe is immanently close by. He lives and dwells in our hearts. It’s called the kingdom of God within. I believe Joseph Smith had a revelation of the God within. I know Ian Clayton understands.
   I also believe Joseph Smith understood the veil was torn, rent in two at Calvary. The kingdom of heaven is as close at hand as the hand in front of your face. Heaven is not far away. Heaven is nearby. Heaven is accessible in our day to those who see. Joseph Smith saw into the heavens. And the open invitation is ours.believe if Joseph Smith were alive today he would be hanging out with men like Ian Clayton, Rick Joyner, and Mike Bickle. Men who travel the heavenlies. Men who see the unseen. Men who cross over and return to tell us about it. For I believe Joseph Smith did travel the heavenlies, he did see into the unseen, and cross over and return to tell us about it. Joseph Smith was a seer.
  I believe Joseph Smith understood—God is found within. The kingdom is inside us. God is inside us! We search for God, not from without but from within. The transcendent God of this universe is immanently close by. He lives and dwells in our hearts. It’s called the kingdom of God within. I believe Joseph Smith had a revelation of the God within. I know Ian Clayton understands.
   I also believe Joseph Smith understood the veil was torn, rent in two at Calvary. The kingdom of heaven is as close at hand as the hand in front of your face. Heaven is not far away. Heaven is nearby. Heaven is accessible in our day to those who see. Joseph Smith saw into the heavens. And the open invitation is ours.believe if Joseph Smith were alive today he would be hanging out with men like Ian Clayton, Rick Joyner, and Mike Bickle. Men who travel the heavenlies. Men who see the unseen. Men who cross over and return to tell us about it. For I believe Joseph Smith did travel the heavenlies, he did see into the unseen, and cross over and return to tell us about it. Joseph Smith was a seer.
  I believe Joseph Smith understood—God is found within. The kingdom is inside us. God is inside us! We search for God, not from without but from within. The transcendent God of this universe is immanently close by. He lives and dwells in our hearts. It’s called the kingdom of God within. I believe Joseph Smith had a revelation of the God within. I know Ian Clayton understands.
   I also believe Joseph Smith understood the veil was torn, rent in two at Calvary. The kingdom of heaven is as close at hand as the hand in front of your face. Heaven is not far away. Heaven is nearby. Heaven is accessible in our day to those who see. Joseph Smith saw into the heavens. And the open invitation is ours.

                             Lynn Ridenhour












































Under the Tent...

Lynn preaching in an old-fashioned tent revival




Sibley, MO

Co-hosted by David Brown, pastor of Buckner Community of Christ

and Allan Owings, pastor of Saints Haven Restoration Branch

Saints Coming Together!


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"Three Great Modern-day Outpourings of the Spirit"

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Joining the TwoSticks

"They were in one, the children of Christ."

(4 Nephi 1:20)


Building Bridges Conferences

 

Bible-believing Christians and Book of Mormon Christians coming together.          


Worshipping Together

Book of Mormon Christians

and

Bible-believing Christians


 


"Writing Made Fun"

Christian Writer's Seminar

Taught by Dr. Ridenhour

who has a Master's degree in writing

from the University of Iowa, with a PhD in literature,

former editor for Destiny Image, Christian publisher,

and author of 49 published books.


 


Building Bridges Ministries

Meet the Founder

Southern Baptist Minister, Dr. Lynn Ridenhour, for these past 29 years has been preaching out of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. "I believe Bible-believing Christians and Book of Mormon Christians have far more in common than all our differences," says Ridenhour. "Are there differences? Of course. But it's time we began celebrating our commonalities rather than continuing to magnify our differences."