Awakening to our Awful Situation takes readers to the “here and now” of scripture and warnings from this dispensation’s living prophets. Using Moroni’s poignant description of the latter-days as a guide while also considering the writings of other Book of Mormon prophets, Dr. Jack Monnett contrasts current events of today with those of the ancient Americans. Pertinent but little known historical information is unfolded to help the reader understand the relevance of revelation and the role of Church members in today’s world.
Awakening to our Awful Situation introduces individuals to American events and political practices that are frequently disturbing. Weaved with scripture and writings from the prophets are topics such as America’s world wars, major media networking, money and banking systems, public education, the war on drugs, the war on terrorism, and the United Nations. Particular attention is given to the events of 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombings, and the Iraq War.
Jack Monnett holds degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of Utah. He has previously authored John Taylor: Educator and a former “Book of the Year:” Revealed Educational Principles. Brother Monnett has worked as an educator in both the Church Education System and state community colleges; and currently serves as an advisor to several private educational programs. He and his wife Margie are the parents of thirteen children. Brother Monnett, a former stake presidency member and bishop, resides in Heber City, Utah.