Preparing the Way

For the World to Receive the Restored Gospel of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, in these Latter-days

by Barry A. Baker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/2/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781665705257
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781665705264

About the Book

“From small and simple to grand and glorious” sends an immediate message to many readers, but to those who do not instantly envision examples before them, Preparing the Way seeks to reveal elements of past, present, and future events, woven together to set the stage for the great and dreadful day of the Lord. This paradigm stage is set for all to discover.

One of the clearest principles of world history is that everything we see before us today had a small beginning somewhere, somehow, influenced by someone. Remarkably enough, these events have prepared the way for the restoration of the church that Jesus Himself organized in His day and age. Through miraculous occurrences, His church is again upon the earth to prepare the way for His second coming to preside over His kingdom for the one-thousand-year millennial rule and reign—Jesus as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Thoroughly researched and supported, this study invites you to embrace the knowledge that the same church that Jesus organized in the ancient Holy Land has been restored to the earth.

About the Author

Barry A. Baker is an experienced educator, full-time missionary, and church and public servant. In August 1963 he married Tamra Hyde in the Salt Lake Temple.
Barry graduated from high school in Beaver, Utah, in 1956. He received his BS degree in speech and English from Utah State University in 1966 and his MEd in Ed. Admin. at Brigham Young University in 1970. Before being transferred by the Church Educational System to Minnesota, he taught seminary in Utah, at the Coalville and Kamas LDS Seminaries. While doing his graduate studies at BYU, additionally, he taught one year at the Lehi LDS Seminary.
In 1970 he was transferred to St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he taught and coordinated home study and early morning seminaries and institutes in portions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, as well as in Manitoba and Ontario, Canada.
He was transferred back to Utah in 1983 to teach at the Ephraim LDS Institute of Religion. In 1990 he was assigned to teach as the LDS Institute Instructor/Coordinator at the opening of the new state prison, the CUCF, (Central Utah Correctional Facility) in Gunnison, Utah, teaching afternoon classes after teaching morning institute classes in Ephraim. His Ephraim Institute specialty was in teaching Religion 130, Missionary Preparation.
Barry and Tamra have served three full-time missions for the church. They were the first Latter-day Saint full-time missionaries to serve in the country of Kazakhstan (2002–03); followed by a second humanitarian mission, this time to the people in the Russia Vladivostok Mission in 2006–08; then an LMS (Leadership-Member-Support) mission in the Florida Jacksonville Mission in 2011–2013.
An interesting and unique part of Barry’s leadership experience is that he has served as branch president four times, two of those at both ends of the globe, in New Zealand and Russia. He has also served as bishop, high councilor, district presidency, teaching and administrative positions in the church as well as Ephraim City Council member.
Last, but certainly not least in his life’s experiences, Barry served our country for six years in the Utah Army National Guard, with an honorable discharge in 1967 as a staff sergeant.