Books by Mormon Authors
Ender’s Game (fiction)
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Copyright 2017 Jonathan David Whitcomb
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Books by Three LDS Authors Three different genres we find in these three books by LDS writers Orson Scott Card, Glenn Beck, and Jonathan Whitcomb: one science fiction and two nonfictions. Each of these authors has been connected with one genre or political point of view, and their books have made a difference with both LDS and non-LDS readers. The Most Shocking Nonfiction The most controversial book, Searching for Ropens and Finding God, is the least well known of these three: an investigation over a period of eleven years, uncovering non-extinct long-tailed pterodactyls. Few nonfictions have been more shocking than this cryptozoology book. " . . . A few Americans explored a few islands in the southwest Pacific, in brief expeditions . . . between 1993 and 2007, looking for a modern pterosaur.. . . . many natives carry a common fear in the dark: a huge glowing creature flying in the night. Natives on Umboi Island call it ropen." (From title page of the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, by Jonathan David Whitcomb of Murray, Utah) The LDS forensic videographer (Whitcomb) led an expedition, in 2004, to search for the nocturnal ropen of Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, interviewing many natives including four important eyewitnesses deep in the interior of that tropical island. Two other American cryptozoolo- gists followed him, within a few weeks, interviewing mostly different islanders. They came to the same conclusion as Whitcomb did: The ropen is far more than a legend from ancestors of these natives: It is a real animal that flies over the mountains and reefs of Umboi now, and its descriptions strongly suggests it is a gigantic flying creature that these three Americans are convinced is a Rhamphorhynchoid  pterosaur, what many Western people would call a “pterodactyl.” Since his expedition in 2004, Whitcomb has interviewed, mostly by emails, eyewitnesses from five continents, ordinary persons who have seen extraordinary featherless flying creatures that are very much unlike any known bird or bat: apparent living pterosaurs. Read about these wonderful, and sometimes frightening, human encounters with what we had long assumed were extinct. Buy your own copy of the fourth edition of Searching for Ropens and Finding God, what could be subtitled “the Bible of modern pterosaurs.” It was not written specifically for LDS readers but may be easier to understand by many Mormons, in a few passages.
Nonfiction pterosaurs: non-extinct
Nonfiction by Glenn Beck
World War II veteran Duane Hodgkinson testifies of what he witnessed in a remote jungle clearing in 1944, in New Guinea. What a shocking encounter with a huge “pterodactyl” whose tail Duane estimated was about “ten or fifteen feet long!” The American veteran was interviewed by Jonathan Whitcomb (the LDS investi- gator  who  then  wrote  the  nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God”)
Gideon Koro was one of three native eyewitnesses who had been terrorized by their encounter with the huge ropen of Umboi Island (in 1993) and who were interviewed by Whitcomb, face-to-face, in 2004, on Umboi Island. Gideon was positive that the big flying creature had no feathers. He estimated the tail length: “seven meters.” Whitcomb later wrote the scientific paper “Reports of Living Pterosaurs in the South- west Pacific” (published in a peer-reviewed journal of science).
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Books by Mormon Authors
This site is neither owned nor operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Ender’s Game (fiction)
Nonfiction pterosaurs: non-extinct
Nonfiction by Glenn Beck
Books by Three LDS Authors Three different genres we find in these three books by LDS writers Orson Scott Card, Glenn Beck, and Jonathan Whitcomb: one science fiction and two nonfictions. Each of these authors has been connected with one genre or political point of view, and their books have made a difference with both LDS and non-LDS readers. The Most Shocking Nonfiction The most controversial book, Searching for Ropens and Finding God, is the least well known of these three: an investigation over a period of eleven years, uncovering non-extinct long-tailed pterodactyls. Few nonfictions have been more shocking than this cryptozoology book. " . . . A few Americans explored a few islands in the southwest Pacific, in brief expeditions . . . between 1993 and 2007, looking for a modern pterosaur.. . . . many natives carry a common fear in the dark: a huge glowing creature flying in the night. Natives on Umboi Island call it ropen." (From title page of the nonfiction book Searching for Ropens and Finding God, by Jonathan David Whitcomb of Murray, Utah) The LDS forensic videographer (Whitcomb) led an expedition, in 2004, to search for the nocturnal ropen of Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea, interviewing many natives including four important eyewitnesses deep in the interior of that tropical island. Two other American cryptozoolo- gists followed him, within a few weeks, interviewing mostly different islanders. They came to the same conclusion as Whitcomb did: The ropen is far more than a legend from ancestors of these natives: It is a real animal that flies over the mountains and reefs of Umboi now, and its descriptions strongly suggests it is a gigantic flying creature that these three Americans are convinced is a Rhamphorhynchoid  pterosaur, what many Western people would call a “pterodactyl.” Since his expedition in 2004, Whitcomb has interviewed, mostly by emails, eyewitnesses from five continents, ordinary persons who have seen extraordinary featherless flying creatures that are very much unlike any known bird or bat: apparent living pterosaurs. Read about these wonderful, and sometimes frightening, human encounters with what we had long assumed were extinct. Buy your own copy of the fourth edition of Searching for Ropens and Finding God, what could be subtitled “the Bible of modern pterosaurs.” It was not written specifically for LDS readers but may be easier to understand by many Mormons, in a few passages.
World War II veteran Duane Hodgkinson testifies of what he witnessed in a remote jungle clearing in 1944, in New Guinea. What a shocking encounter with a huge “pterodactyl” whose tail Duane estimated was about “ten or fifteen feet long!” The American veteran was interviewed by Jonathan Whitcomb (the LDS investigator who then wrote the nonfiction Searching for Ropens and Finding God”)
Gideon Koro was one of three native eyewitnesses who had been terrorized by their encounter with the huge ropen of Umboi Island (in 1993) and who were interviewed by Whitcomb, face-to-face, in 2004, on Umboi Island. Gideon was positive that the big flying creature had no feathers. He estimated the tail length: “seven meters.” Whitcomb  later  wrote  the  scientific  paper  “Reports of Living Pterosaurs in the Southwest Pacific” (published in a peer-reviewed journal of science).
Copyright 2017 Jonathan David Whitcomb