More About the Author
Duane S. Crowther is well-known and respected as an author, theologian, lecturer and teacher. He graduated with high honors from Brigham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education, then earned a Master of Arts degree majoring in Old and New Testament studies. Later, he garnered a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, and he has completed course work for a Ph.D. in music education at the University of Utah.
A creative and prolific author, Mr. Crowther has written more than fifty books, including well-known favorites such as Prophecy--Key To The Future, Life Everlasting, The Prophecies of Joseph Smith, Gifts of the Spirit, Prophets and Prophecies of the Old Testament, and Inspired Prophetic Warnings. Other titles include The Godhead, Jesus of Nazareth--Savior and King, The Gospel Rolls Forth, How to Understand the Book of Mormon, How to Understand the Book of Isaiah, How to Write Your Personal History, Teaching Choral Concepts, You Can Read Music, and Key Choral Concepts. Several of the above titles are long-time best-sellers, with hundreds of thousands of copies in print. He also is the creator and narrator of 35 doctrinal discourses, available as cassette talk-tapes and CDs. Additionally, he is the author of numerous magazine articles on business topics and the creator of various musical compositions and choral hymn arrangements.
Mr. Crowther has written, produced and directed several national-award-winning patriotic pageants. He has lectured at numerous business and writers' seminars, BYU Education Weeks, youth conferences, and other gatherings. With his wife, he has hosted and escorted numerous travel tours to Israel and other mid-east and European countries, Central America and Mexico, Hawaii, and other destinations.
His has been a life of continued and varied service as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served two full-time missions (to Central America and Mexico City) and three part-time missions. He has been a Branch President, District President, Elders Quorum President, Stake Seventies President and Stake Mission President, High Priests Group Leader, and a President and Superintendent of Ward Sunday School and YMMIA organizations. A gifted and knowledgeable teacher, he's accumulated over 25 years service as a Gospel-Doctrine-class instructor and as a teacher-trainer, in addition to filling various other ward and stake assignments. An Eagle Scout, he remains active in adult-level Scouting responsibilities. He and his wife currently are serving as workers in the Bountiful Utah Temple.
Mr. Crowther is happily married to Jean Decker. They are the parents of eight children and now have 28 grandchildren. The couple recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They are long-time residents of Bountiful, Utah and remain involved in various writing and publishing activities.