Books, Words and Fruits

Doug Mendenhall’s six books are available now in electronic form free of charge from this web site. You are invited to go to our “Books” page, and there click on a book’s image to download a PDF file for that title. (Note: Paper copies are no longer being sold or printed by Publishing Hope. You are encouraged to download and print book copies for your personal use.)

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Here’s an overview of Doug’s writings:

Doug Mendenhall’s first two books are prequels to Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One (2012). My Peace I Give Unto You (2001) and Possibilities: Lessons From The Spirit (2002) share what happened when Doug’s ten-year-old daughter, Denise, had a near-death experience in late 1999 and gained the ability to see spiritually those of light and dark around her.

Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One (2012) is the foundational book for all of Doug Mendenhall’s writings. This handbook of tools, experiences and stories covers how to deal with dark and negative spiritual entities, weapons, and devices.

There are three sequels to Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One. The first two are I See…Awake! (2015) and I See…Arise! (2016). The two I See books distill the major teachings of a series of spiritual battle workshops called Jedi Seminars, which Doug taught from 2011-2020.

Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume Two (2020) culminates the prior writings of Doug Mendenhall. His longest and most comprehensive work, this book of his personal experiences and learning is split into five sections: history, the reality of evil, tools, ancestral healing, and next steps/looking forward.

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The work to put Doug’s words online here prompts me to include two statements from Denver Snuffer, the first from his 2017 Prayer for Covenant, and the second from the “Fruit” entry in A Glossary of Gospel Terms. These are taken from their online versions at:

“We hope to repent and return to your path, and no longer be condemned and rejected as a people because of those who went before. Take pity on us all and have mercy for us, as we acknowledge and accept the condemnation and rejection of the latter-day gentiles, and petition that we may overcome it. We are mindful that in 1832 the gentile saints were condemned for vanity and unbelief because they treated lightly the things they had received, and they were warned by you that they would remain under condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments, not only to say, but to do. You commanded the gentiles that they bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom, and if they failed to do so, there remained a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon those who claimed to be the children of Zion.” (Teachings and Commandments 156:1-2)

“‘The Savior provided a test whereby one can easily distinguish between true and false prophets. ‘You shall know them by their fruits’ (Matthew 7:16 KJV, 3:46 RE). The question was, “Well, if there is a test to apply, in order to determine whether or not he [Joseph Smith] was a prophet, the presence of the test suggests the possibility of a prophet.” I thought that an interesting point. Why would you have a test if there is not going to be another prophet? So, “you shall know them by their fruits” suggests the possibility that there will, in fact, be someone you better apply that test to, someone for whom the test will become both relevant and important. So I couldn’t categorically dismiss Joseph Smith as a prophet for the reason there absolutely could never be more. Therefore, I needed to ask the next question: What are Joseph’s fruits?’ (Denver Snuffer, 40 Years in Mormonism Lecture 7 ‘Christ: The Prototype of the Saved Man,’ page 4)

“In Matthew 12:28-32 JST, 6:14 RE, Christ explained how to measure ‘fruit.’ ‘Either make the tree good and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by the fruit. And Jesus said, O you generation of vipers. How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, brings forth good things; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, brings forth evil things. And again I say unto you that every idle word men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment; for by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.’

“Christ determined that the test for ‘fruit’ is the words one speaks. But how should ‘words’ be measured? Anger, conflict, violence, war, and division amongst families were just some of the results of the words Christ spoke. If Christ’s words were measured by how people were affected by them, then Christ produced bad fruit. Therefore, the reaction people have to words cannot be an accurate measure of ‘fruit.’ It must be the substance, the truth, or the independent value of the words — separate from how people respond to a man’s words. Prophets and righteous individuals have been arousing anger, provoking violent reactions, and being called anything from foolish to vile because of their words, and that does nothing to diminish the goodness of their fruit. (Denver Snuffer, ‘Fruit,’ March 10, 2018, blog post)”