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Obsessed with learning new things. Trying to learn and defend truth.

Living in Idaho, graduated in Financial Economics from BYU-Idaho, and getting ready to launch several civic education projects.

I own a website and marketing business called ArcFires. Keep an eye out for my upcoming civic education projects: Liberty Library and the American Center for Civic Training.

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Constitutional Readings

The Making of America – Student Edition by W. Cleon Skousen

The Making of America – Hard Copy by W. Cleon Skousen

The 5,000 Year Leap – Student Edition by W. Cleon Skousen

The 5,000 Year Leap – Soft Bound (Audio CD Set) by W. Cleon Skousen

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

The Evolution and Destruction of the Original Electoral College by Gary and Carolyn Alder

The Proper Role of Government by Ezra Taft Benson

The Federalist Papers

LDS Perspective on the Constitution and Government

The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner by Ezra Taft Benson

This Nation Shall Endure by Ezra Taft Benson

A Glorious Standard by Christopher S. Bentley

Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen by H. Verlan Andersen

Stand Up For Freedom – Teachings on Liberty by Ezra Taft Benson

The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner by Ezra Taft Benson

The American Covenant by Tim Ballard

Joseph Smith and World Government by Hyrum L. Andrus


The Majesty of God’s Law: Its Coming to America by W. Cleon Skousen

The Influence of Religion in America by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber

God’s Hand in the Building of America Volume 1 by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber

God’s Hand in the Building of America Volume 2 by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber

America’s Manifest Destiny …. From the Viewpoint of the Founding Fathers by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber and Julianne S. Kimber

The Real George Washington

The Real Thomas Jefferson

The Real Benjamin Franklin

Fantastic Victory: Israel’s Rendezvous with Destiny (Audio CD set) by W. Cleon Skousen

Christopher Columbus: Man of God or Man of Myth by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber

“God’s Plan for America” Series by Peter Marshall and David Manuel

  1. The Light and the Glory: 1492-1793
  2. From Sea to Shining Sea: 1787-1837
  3. Sounding Forth the Trumpet: 1837-1860


Free Market Revolution by Yaron Brook and don Watkins

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Secret Combinations

The Naked Communist (Audio CD Set) by W. Cleon Skousen

The Naked Capitalist by W. Cleon Skousen

Tragedy and Hope by Dr. Carroll Quigley

None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen

Hiding in Plain Sight by Ken Bowers

Other Great Political Books

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (non-abridged)

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Liberalism, Conservatism, and Mormonism by Hyrum L. Andrus

The Washington Hypothesis by Tim Ballard

The Lincoln Hypothesis by Tim Ballard

The Two Faces of Music by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber


Scripture & Commentary

The Bible – The King James Version

The Book of Mormon

The “Thousand Years” Series by W. Cleon Skousen

  1. The First 2,000 Years
  2. The Third Thousand Years
  3. The Fourth Thousand Years

God & Jesus Christ

The God Who Weeps by Terryl L. Givens

The Illegal Trial of Christ by Steven W. Allen

The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister

The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox

Believing Christ by Stephen E. Robinson


Answers to Gospel Questions Series by Joseph Fielding Smith

“Foundations of the Millennial Kingdom of Christ” Series by Hyrum L. Andrus

  1. God, Man, and the Universe
  2. Principles of Perfection
  3. Doctrines of the Kingdom

Church History

Saints: The Standard of Truth

500 Little-Known Facts about Joseph Smith

Prophecy & Latter-days

The Message by Lance Richardson

Prophecy and Modern Times by W. Cleon Skousen

Book of Mormon Evidence

They Saw Our Day by Lance Richardson

Book of Mormon Evidence Bookstore by the Firm Foundation

The Challenge the Book of Mormon Makes to the World by Grace Guymon Jones

Missionary Work

Expect the Miracle of Conversion by Hartman Rector Jr.

Already to Harvest by Hartman Rector Jr.

The Power of Everyday Missionaries by Clayton M. Christensen

Other Religious

Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites Series by Chris Heimerdinger

Social & Physical Sciences

Finance and Personal Mastery

The Jackrabbit Factor / Portal to Genius by Leslie Householder

Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler

Business & Leadership

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

The Zigzag Principle by Rich Christensen

Relationships and Marriage

The Case for Marriage by Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher

CD: The Multi-Platinum Marriage by Elia Gourgouris

CD: D.T.R. What You Should Know Before You Get Married by Elia Gourgouris

Physical Science

The Universal Model – Volume 1: The Earth System by Dean W. Sessions

Evolution: The Grand Experiment Volume 1 by Dr. Carl Werner

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