Jerome M. Perkins was a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University when this was written. He has taught at BYU since August of 1992 and taught in the Church Educational System (Seminaries and Institutes) for nineteen years before coming to BYU. He loves teaching the gospel, emphasizing the standard works. He has taught in Jerusalem and also served the Church Educational System in Samoa as the school psychologist. He desires to have the gospel apply in the daily life of the student.