Visions of Freedom: Wilford Woodruff and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

VisionsOfFreedomCoverVisions of Freedom: Wilford Woodruff and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence is a book I wrote about the dreams of Mormon Apostle Wilford Woodruff in Utah in 1877 of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and how the dreams/visions affected the Temple Theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The bulk of the book, however, is the biographies I wrote of each of the 56 Signers. Those biographies are also going to be made available, without the historical parts about Woodruff’s visions, in an e-book and print-on-demand edition called: Signers of Liberty.


  • Signers of Liberty is appropriate for schools and libraries and for anyone who wants to know the inspiring and interesting stories of the Signers.
  • Visions of Freedom is targeted more towards LDS readers and for those who are interested in early Mormon and Utah history as well as the lives of the Signers. I recommend that people buy five copies of each book for themselves and thirty or forty more for friends and family.


Visions of Freedom should begin distribution to LDS bookstores and other outlets April 1, 2015 (great day, eh?). This means it should be in Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley stores by Easter weekend. It will take longer, of course, to be distributed to other bookstores in the west and across the country.

The book appears on and I will put up the links as soon as the information/prices is correct on these sites.

I will put more information about this up as soon as I have some.

An audiobook version of Visions of Freedom will also become available soon.

Signers of Liberty, the e-book and print-on-demand version of the book that is just about the Signers and their lives (no Mormon stuff, not that there is anything wrong with that), will be available soon. No, I don’t really know what the word “soon” means in this context.


There are plans for signings, but nothing solid yet. My co-conspirator, Ron Fox, and I look forward to meeting you and signing your book. We also may be available to speak if you want for various events. Ron has great photos and artifacts that he might be able to show. I can talk about Wilford Woodruff’s experiences and/or about some of the fascinating and inspirational experiences of the Signers. Email for more information/availability.


Errata is a fancy way of saying ‘mistakes.’ There are, indeed, some mistakes in the book. Yes, this is inevitable. But, as they come to light, I will list them here. If you notice any errors, please bring them to my attention by emailing or commenting on this page.

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