Author Introduction

My name is Jennifer Mackley.  I was raised under a microfilm machine, literally at my mother’s knee, as she exemplified the turning of the hearts of the children to their ancestral fathers and mothers.  When she was a child, her mother read to her the account of Wilford Woodruff’s vision of the Founding Fathers from N. B. Lundwall’s book Temples of the Most High.  It made a profound impression on her and led to her lifetime of researching family history.

I was similarly intrigued when she shared the remarkable account with me and felt compelled to find out more about it.  My curiosity led to the reading of Wilford Woodruff’s journals, discourses, and available letters as well as contemporaneous sources in Church history.  I discovered that the development of temple doctrine in the nineteenth century can be more effectively traced through Wilford Woodruff's life than any other’s ...  and wrote a book to share what I learned.

You can purchase Wilford Woodruff's Witness: The Development of Temple Doctrine at Deseret Book, and

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