Advanced Discourses for latter-day saints, mere-mortals & super-mormons
I want to thank you for strengthening my testimony and my knowledge of the restored gospel! I am a brand new convert & am strengthened by others testimonies and love for the truth. I love that you reference the Bible. It will help as I try to get my father who is a Baptist Pastor to believe why I have made the decision to join the Church. I have hope my family will see the light & truth in my life and one day seek the true gospel! I am excited for your upcoming chapters to come! Thank you!
My companion and I listened to the 1st chapter on the way to the appointment. It was very inspirational and surprisingly helped us a lot with answering some of the questions we got from our investigator…. Thanks again.
You are like “John the Beloved”. He had a gift for writing and so do you… He wrote the book of Revelation and you have been inspired in your writings… You have a special gift of expressing your thoughts…thanks for inspiring me to have the desire to study and learn.
I love your CD’s. I gave your Chapter #3 (the Solar System and the Scriptures) to an atheist friend of mine, and to my surprise he absolutely loved it!!! Now we are having continual conversations about God and Jesus Christ. Thanks so much for putting this audio book together. I absolutely love it!
I am a missionary in the Houston, Texas Mission and received your CDs unexpectedly about a month ago. When I got the Mr. Mormon CDs, I was struggling a bit with my companion. He’d acquired some doubts concerning some doctrines of the Church. The doubts had grown so much that he had called the Mission President to finalize his decision to return home after eight months of service. I had tried every trick in the book to help him. I have been exposed to a lot of anti-Mormon literature, so I thought I’d be able to help him when the Mission President asked me if I would try to help him stay on his mission. The hand of God was heavily involved, but I want to let you know that your commentary was an immense factor with my companion’s decision to stay on his mission. We are still together tearing it up out here doing the Lord’s work. I really enjoyed the CDs you sent and have full intentions of buying the remainder of your work when I return home in another month. Every missionary serving in the south should hear your work. I don’t know how I was selected as the recipient of your gift, but I definitely know why. Elder C. Houston Texas MissionGetting the Mr. Mormon CDs in the mail was perfect timing. There is a man investigating the Church for 18 years and the scriptures that you used in the 1st chapter helped him out greatly… I really appreciated it.
Hello Brother Pennington, I am a young English convert who has just returned from serving a mission in the England London South Mission. I came across your audio sermons during my service and just wanted to email you to thank you for publishing them. They have been a great help to me in my quest to understand the Plan of Salvation and my part in it. I believe that one key to being able understand doctrine is being able to organize it and that is what you have helped me do.
I have loved listening to these gospel discussions… I can incorporate these great teachings into my missionary discussions.
I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed listening to your various chapters on Mr. Mormon. They are insightful, interesting, and inspiring. They make me want to be better. You have done a great job.
Your CD’s are fantastic. I am truly impressed with the depth of history that you detailed in presenting all this fabulous information. I loved every one of them, but I would have to say that if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the one about the apostles (Chapter 5).
I don’t know where you get the time to do such a great project. It ignites good thought patterns and desires to know more about our Father’s mind and will, and for that I thank you.
I have listened to chapter 12 and liked it. You helped me look at the story of Adam from a different perspective. I’m looking forward to chapter 13!!
I just wanted to say thank you for your insights. They have been fun hearing while in the car to teach an appointment.
I am enjoying your audio books quite a bit actually it has taught me a lot especially when it came to the Tribes of Israel and the priesthood… I am enjoying them very much and am looking forward to the next chapters coming out.. One of my companions had them and had me listen to them that is how i heard about it.
The Missionaries that live with us, were the ones who told me about your Mr. Mormon books….your CD’s are going to add a great deal to members that enjoy studying about the gospel standards and events.
Thank You! Your CD’s are wonderful and were such a blessing. You have a special ability to teach and testify of the doctrine of Christ in a very clear way.
Brother PenningtonMy name is Elder Axxx Dxxxxxx and I am currently serving in the Alpine-German speaking mission. I’m from the Hxxxxx Vxxxxx 3rd ward in Sandy Utah….. I am friends with your son and many of those guys in his group of friends. Interestingly enough, this past transfer I had the blessing of working with Elder Jxxxxx Hxxxx as my companion, which introduced me to your “Mr. Mormon” work, which is the reason for writing this letter. I have enjoyed so much being able to listen to you as we have driven around Germany together learning more from your insights. I especially wanted to simply thank you for your chapter on “God’s methods of communication”. What you said about prayer and the point of asking “how can do this?” or “how can I be better” has been the long awaited answer to my prayers. I had been so lost and confused as to why God wasn’t’ answering my prayers in the way I wanted and why my prayers began to have no effect on me. What you said in that chapter ultimately changed my life. I can now see the power of prayer and Gods’ desire to help me so much more present in my life. So thank you, I can’t emphasize that enough. Sadly, Elder Hxxxx and I have been transferred and I will finish up my last to transfers in Austria. So this address will no longer be valid for me if you would ever like to reach me here….. See you in Sandy in just a few months.Elder Axxx Dxxxxxxx Deutschland MissionDear John PenningtonThank you for these great CDs. Funny this was my only Christmas gift this year. I am very grateful that the spirit told you to send me this gift. I would love to learn more about the whole process of choice. Did you choose me through prayer, prompting or random? Word honestly can’t describe how thankful I am to you. How many chapters are there to the whole book. I received chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12. Thanks for caring and wanting to help.Elder Sxxxx Lxxxxxx Richmond Virginia MissionDear Brother PenningtonTHANK YOU! These CDs are amazing let me tell you. They have helped me SO much. My favorite one is probably CD#3. The whole time I was blown away. But the most useful ones for missionary work I thing would have to be “What about the boy in China” and “What happened to the Apostles”. Also the one about why the priesthood was restricted. Where ever we have to explain that though the people are usually not interested, and just trying to tear your faith down. But it is wonderful being able to explain that to them (I know I’ll never be able to explain it like you though.) But as fare as “the boy in China” and “the Apostles” one they have helped me in my lessons a ton. I’ve been out for around 18 months. I wish I would have gotten these a long time ago. They have increased our Key Investigators and Baptisms. Being able to explain the Apostasy is a wonderful thing because it lends into the Restoration so well! Thank you for helping me be a better missionary. Every time I go on exchanges or get a new companion I listen to them again and all the missionaries LOVE IT. Just like I do. Well you’re the man, thanks for the CDs. I will keep checking the website and wait for new stuff to come out (well in 6 months) Once again Thank You! SincerelyElder Lxxxxx Washington MissionDear John PenningtonMy name is Elder Cxxxx, I am a missionary currently serving in the Ghana Cape Coast Mission in West Africa. I recently got your book on CD “Mr. Mormon” in a package from my Aunt Lxxx Bxxxxx. I’m from Draper, Utah and also graduated from Alta High School and went to school with your son. I have been listening to your book for the past 3 days and my companion and I like listening to it. I have been on my mission for a little over a year and your book has helped me to answer a few of the questions that I have had in the back of my mind. Sometimes people here ask us crazy questions and I find myself takin an hour to explain stuff trying to prove them wrong. But your book has helped me a ton know that “The simplest answer is always the best answer”. Thanks for writing that book. I hope that you will continue to keep sending it to other missionaries out in the field. It is very useful over here. The church is true. Serving a mission is the best thing I’ve ever done. Thanks for helping me to strengthen my testimony and to add to my knowledge of the gospel.Elder Sxxx Mxxxxx Cxxxx – Ghana Cape Cost MissionDear Brother John PenningtonI want to thank you for expanding and furthering my faith and knowledge of the gospel and the scriptures. Your CDs have brought much understanding and clarity to me as I have been searing and hungering for the “meat” instead of the “milk”. I received your CD audio book package….. Thank you so much for the additional CDs, specifically chapters 3, 6 and 7. I am grateful that you have shared and continue to share your views on the doctrines and principles of Christ and His church. I look forward to your future releases and wish you God Speed! You’re an inspiration to many, Brother Pennington, especially to this Nebraska Omaha missionary! May God bless you and your family! Take care! Sincerely,Elder Nxxx Cxxxxxxxxxxx Nebraska Omaha MissionBrother PenningtonI just wanted to send you a quick email, to say thank you for reaching out to me and sending me a copy of your Audio Book! When I received it, I was a little skeptical at first because I was like “What is this?! Some random person, sending me some CDs?!” I wasn’t sure if it was Anti or not but I decided to pop in the first CD and give it a try! Boy was I wrong and I sure glad I was! My companion continued to listen to the entire audio book! We finished it all in about a week, listening to it every chance we got! My companion is a convert of less than 2 years and so it really gave both of us, especially him a lot of clarity about the gospel! It also helped us see how things fit into God’s plan for us! It also gave us scriptural backing on things we knew were true but we just didn’t know how to explain to people. We have even recommended it to several members to listen too! Thank you again for reaching out to us, you definitely followed the spirit by sending it to us.Elder Pxxxxx Txxxx Ohio Columbus Mission Dear Brother PenningtonI wanted to write to say thank you for the CDs from the book Mr. Mormon. My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed them, and we were able to find new scriptures and use them to help our investigators understand the message that we bring. May the Lord bless you + your family, and I wish you the best with your book. SincerelyElder Cxxxx Sxxxxxx Scottsdale Arizona Dear John PenningtonHello! So this package that you sent me was nothing short of a surprise. I was just curious on how you decided to send me these CDs. However you decided, it was perfect timing because there has been this man that has been investigating the church for 18 years and has always had a problem with the 3 degrees of glory. The scriptures that you used in the first chapter I think helped him out greatly. My companion and I really enjoy the chapters that you gave me (1,2,4,5) and I was wondering, how can a missionary like myself get the other chapters? Well however you found me or chose to send them to me, I really appreciate it, but please let me know because its driving me up the wall. SincerelyElder Jxxxxx Dxx Kentucky Louisville MissionLoved the new chapters in your book.... I taught the gospel doctrine class in our ward last year (old testament) and for half of this year and used much of the material in your Mr. Mormon audio book.