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W. Cleon Skousen

W. Cleon Skousen, the second of nine children, was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, in 1913. He moved to California with his parents at the age of ten.

He began a careful study of the scriptures at the age of 17 when he was called on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve in England, and had a well-known scriptural scholar, Apostle John A. Widstoe, as his first mentor.

He subsequently graduated from George Washinton University with a Juris Doctorate degree. After law school, he spent sixteen years with the FBI, four years as Chief of Police in Salt Lake City, and then served for ten years as a full professor at Brigham Young University in the Department of Religion.

He has written more than a dozen books on scriptural subjects and considerably more on various secular themes including Constitutional principles, law enforcement and child development.

He has conducted many tours to the Holy Land and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and in 45 different countries.

He and his wife, Jewel, are the parents of eight children and fifty grandchildren. He passed away on January 13, 2006, just 11 days shy of his ninety-third birthday.

Eric N. Skousen

Eric N. Skousen was born in 1941 in Washington, D.C., and educated in California and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with of a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts degree in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Science.

In addition to an extensive university teaching career and membership in scientific honor societies, Dr. Skousen has worked as an engineering scientist in the fields of energy systems, fluid dynamics and space physics.

He is the author of several popular books on energy policy and nuclear power. Widely traveled, he has lectured in the United States, South America, Europe and Middle East on gospel themes and his scientific pursuits.

He and his wife, Cheryl, are the parents of eight children.

Richard N. Skousen

Richard N. Skousen was born in Provo, Utah in 1966. He was the youngest graduate at the April 1986 commencement of Brigham Young University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the age of 19.

After serving a mission in Brazil, he began his career as a software developer. In 1994, he established Verity Publishing, Inc., which publishes many LDS books and products. In addition to his years of experience in the LDS publishing market, in 2004 he was the principal co-author of Brother Joseph—Seer of a New Dispensation, a two-volume biography of the Prophet Joseph Smith. In 2007 he authored His Return—Prophecy, Destiny and Hope, which contains many fascinating and important messages from the prophets about the latter days in which we live.

He and his wife, Jill, are the parents of four children.

Lori Hinckley Riddle

Lori Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Layton, Utah. She graduated from Ricks College where she met her husband and best friend, Gary Riddle. They have seven children, six boys and one daughter.

Lori has published magazine articles and written and directed plays for many years. She wrote the lyrics for Making Lace, a collection of songs written to honor women and motherhood.

Lori is an avid reader and history buff, and she enjoys all things historical, but her family is her greatest joy. The lessons learned while parenting have enriched her life and given her a deeper understanding of the importance of family relationships and the integral role they play in God’s eternal plan for his children.

Company History    

Verity Publishing, Inc. was founded in April of 1993. After securing permission from Dr. W. Cleon Skousen, we began to optically scan his writings and transcribe his speeches. Within a year we began the distribution of The Religious Works of W. Cleon Skousen. The Political Works of W. Cleon Skousen were completed in September of 1994.

Since 1995 we have published eleven hard-bound books: So You Want to Raise a Boy? (1995), The Majesty of God's Law (1996), Earth—In the Beginning (1997), The First 2,000 Years (1998), The Third Thousand Years (1998), The Fourth Thousand Years (1998), Gospel Diamond Dust (1998), Holding On (2004), Brother Joseph, volume one (2004), Brother Joseph, volume two (2005) and His Return—Prophecy, Destiny and Hope (2007).

We have continued to upgrade and improve The Works of W. Cleon Skousen. In 1998, version 2.0 of The Works of W. Cleon Skousen was released, which included the illustrations from the original books, as well as several additional works. Version 3.0 of The Works of W. Cleon Skousen was released in March of 2008, which supported all versions of operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

Version 4.0 of The Works of W. Cleon Skousen is currently in testing and should be released by early-summer of 2014.

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