Vachele Higbee -How the Book of Mormon Came to Be
Intro and Book Review by Mark Higbee
Vachele Higbee Author, Writer, Owner Lantern House Books
How The Book of Mormon Came To Be
Vachele grew up on a farm in the mountains of Mink Creek, Idaho about 17 miles northeast of Preston, which is just north of Logan, Utah. Vachele’s parents taught her to work hard, and her father encouraged her to write. Vachele attended BYU, where she met Jay Higbee. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple. They have 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.
Vachele loves to compile and write books. She is a published author. Miracles in American History – Stories Of This Land From The Time Of Adam was published by Digital Legend in 2014.
Vachele has 52 interesting books and DVDs on her website, Lantern House Books. They are available at www.lanternhousebooks.com. Vachele has compiled 29 family history books, 12 of which are large and hardbound. Jay and Vachele have sold over 2000 family history books to relatives. Out of the 53 books that she has created, 17 of them are written for youth and children. Vachele’s goal is to strengthen them, and everyone else, with her books.
Besides writing, Vachele loves to play the organ. She also loves to visit with friends and family, and play with her young grandchildren. A favorite pastime of the Higbees is watching Book of Mormon Evidence, and other educational DVDs.
Come listen to Vachele as she shares ideas on teaching children values and principles from the story of how The Book of Mormon came to be. She will be sharing a story from her most recent book, The Gold Plates, and will identify six different principles that children can learn from this one story.
Hear how one man tried to get into a fist fight with the Prophet Joseph Smith because he didn’t want to stop printing pages illegally from The Book of Mormon. If you are looking for something your children or grandchildren can do on Sundays, you might be interested in some of Vachele’s books.
“I am a direct descendant of Martin Harris, so I have a keen interest in encouraging our youth to read The Book of Mormon. As a grandparent, I can think of no better gift. We need their heroes to become Book of Mormon and early Church heroes, instead of current celebrities. Most books on the market for gospel study of The Book of Mormon are written for adults, or they are in storybook form for very young children. Very few books are available for older elementary school-age children and young teenagers, as well as for adults. The Gold Plates fills that void. I was fascinated, due to it being so concise, and to the point, with excellent attention to historical detail.” – Kent Linford (Harris) Pickering