D.J. Butler (Dave) is a novelist living in the Rocky Mountain northwest. His training is in law, and he worked as a securities lawyer at a major international firm and inhouse at two multinational semiconductor manufacturers before taking up writing fiction. He is a lover of language and languages, a guitarist and self-recorder, and a serious reader. He is married to a powerful and clever woman and together they have three devious children.
Dave has been writing fiction full-time since 2010. He writes speculative fiction (roughly, fantasy, science fiction, space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, superhero, alternate history, dystopian fiction, horror and related genres) for all audiences. He has written and is writing novels for middle grade, young adult and adult readers. He has literary representation and is working on getting published in hard copy; in the meantime, he is entertaining readers with Rock Band Fights Evil. Dave has always had a soft spot for good pulp fiction.
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The Goodness and the Mysteries: On the Path of the Book of Mormon's Visionary Men
Further study of the Book of Mormon's Visionary Men yields new insights into their worship and ideas, and also into other ancient scripture. John 1 uses ritual props and staging to introduce Jesus as the Lord; Helaman 5 recounts an endowment of power; Ether 3 is a temple account; and Isaiah is an underground prophet, describing the dark apostasy of his day in code.
Plain and Precious Things: The Temple Religion of the Book of Mormon's Visionary Men
Nephi's small plates are a time capsule from the sixth century B.C., containing a "loser's eye view" of religion that strongly contrasts with the ideology of the Jerusalem establishment of the time. Lehi's dream and Nephi's interpretive vision are visionary-literary accounts of the two ordinances at the heart of the worship of Lehi's 'visionary men.'
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- Tongue of Fire
on Aug. 15, 2012
The new Italian teacher at the local high school, whose kid has walked on to the football team as a talented star, has accepted an invitation to preach at the local megachurch. What he hasn't told his new congregation, though, is that he's Mormon.
I had the privilege of reading this pre-publication, and loved it. McKnight writes for that segment of the Jack Weyland market that wants to consider serious questions about faith, revelation, the gospel, and Christian discipleship, without a sugar coating or a pre-packaged answer.