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Virtual Historian: Doctrine and Covenants is an interactive, multimedia program that contains over 100 photographs of Historical Church Locations, biographies on everyone mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants, historical backgrounds on each section, maps, a timeline of important events, and all the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Many of the pictures are in advanced 3D (Called Virtual Reality photographs) so you can view around entire rooms, buildings, and land.
- Fascinating Pictures, Historical Facts, and Commentary
- Additional resources are hyperlinked, making it easy to find everything
- Helpful videos SHOW how to use the program
- None! I'm looking forward to studying the Doctrine and Covenants with this amazing program!
- Over 100 Virtual Reality (VR) photographs of LDS Church Historical Sites
- 136 biographies taken from Who's Who in the Doctrine and Covenants by Susan Easton Black
- Historical commentaries on every section contained within the Doctrine and Covenants
- Stunning maps detailing the locations of the Doctrine and Covenants
- The actual text of the Doctrine and Covenants hyperlinked to the biographies, commentary, and media
- A detailed timeline describing significant events surrounding the Doctrine and Covenants
- A quick search tool makes it easy to find what you're looking for in the Doctrine and Covenants
- Perfect for Sunday School and Seminary teachers and students
- All these wonderful resources for studying the Doctrine and Covenants available on one CD-ROM!
Guide Review - Virtual Historian: Doctrine and Covenants Review
This software program is wonderful! I've spent hours browsing around, reading historic facts, looking at the 3D pictures, and learning insightful details of LDS Church history. The Virtual Historian of the Doctrine and Covenants is an amazing resource that I HIGHLY recommend to all teachers and students who will be studying and teaching the history of the Church, especially during years when the Doctrine and Covenants will be studied in Sunday School and Seminary. This program is of such high quality and full of useful information and resources that its value is WELL worth the price. To give you a little taste of this amazing program here is one of the things I learned: Under the Adam-ondi-Ahman, Spring Hill, section Heber C. Kimball is quoted with the following, "The Prophet Joseph called upon Brother Brigham, myself and others, saying, 'Brethren, come, go along with me, and I will show you something.' He led us a short distance to a place where were the ruins of three altars built of stone, one above the other, and one standing a little back of the other, like unto the pulpits in the Kirtland Temple, representing the order of three grades of Priesthood; 'There,' said Joseph, 'is the place where Adam offered up sacrifice after he was cast out of the garden.' The altar stood at the highest point of the bluff and I examined the place several times while I remained there." (By Craig J. Ostler, Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University)