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Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820–1844 (Second Edition) eBook
February 14, 2017
Special Feature
Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820–1844 (Second Edition) eBook
BYU Studies Staff

The second edition of Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations, 1820-1844 is now available in eBook format through Deseret Bookshelf and Amazon Kindle.

Here are all the ways to enjoy the second edition of Opening the Heavens:

  • ...in print (softcover) for $21.95 plus shipping through our website or by phone at 801-422-6691 or LDS booksellers, including Deseret Book.
  • ...as an eBook through Deseret Bookshelf ($19.95) and Amazon Kindle ($11.99).
  • ...as PDFs of the individual chapters, like this one ($5.00), through our website (chapters are listed on this page).
  • ...as eBook versions of the individual chapters, like this one ($4.99), through Deseret Bookshelf (chapters are listed on this page).

As you read the accounts of divine manifestations in Opening the Heavens, the truth of the Restoration events becomes clearer. The original, eyewitness accounts will endure for generations, making this one of the most persuasive and influential Church history books you may ever read or own.

Joseph Smith had only one request of the publisher of the Chicago Democrat, to whom he directed his now famous Wentworth Letter: "All that I shall ask at his hands, is, that he publish the account entire, ungarnished, and without misrepresentation." Since 1959, BYU Studies has been a premier publisher of primary historical documents in LDS Church history. Continuing this tradition, Opening the Heavens gathers in one place the key historical collections documenting divine manifestations from 1820 to 1844. Gathered here are the historical documents concerning the First Vision, the translation of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, the many visions of Joseph Smith, the outpouring of keys at the Kirtland Temple, and the mantle of Joseph Smith passing to Brigham Young.