Saturday, August 11, 2018

Looking for a “Junior Partner”

Having reached the ripe old age of 75 and facing the likelihood that I may not live to be 150, I want to make some serious plans now to help insure that older RLDS books will be available to a generation of Saints—whether I am available or not.
Therefore, I am looking for a “junior partner” who could commit to serving the Saints with RLDS books for the foreseeable future.  An individual, a couple, a family, a small group, or an organization could effectively continue this ministry. 

My inventory of used RLDS books, website, contacts, experience, etc., will be made available to the right party.  Details of the transfer will be determined as we work together.

The immediate question is, “Who is interested in making a commitment to provide good Church books from the past to the people of the present?”  I would hope that any and all “hopefuls” will make this concern a matter of serious prayer before planning such an undertaking.  And I invite them to contact me for some discussion prior to presenting a letter of intent to me.

Ideally, the person or group should:

• Be young enough to give years of service.

• Be old enough to be dependable.

• Have a heritage in the Restoration and a love for its literature.

• Be located near the Center Place.

• Have time to devote to the project.

• Not be dependent on income from book sales for living expenses.

• Be physically able to move and carry books.

• Be spiritually attuned, with an attitude of serving our fellow beings.

• Have patience and love for others.

• Be able to interact with people from various religious organizations.

I do not expect this to be a “first come-first served” situation.  Take time to consider the needs and the dedication required.  By September 30, 2018, I would like to have a formal letter of intent (either via e-mail or snail mail) from each interested party stating the willingness to serve.  We will then meet together for interviews, prayers, hands on experience, discussion of financial arrangements, etc., prior to determining the person or group to continue this service to the Saints.

Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and questions.   To God be the glory!

Paul V. Ludy

816 210-8450
Now Through December 31, 2018
20% OFF
1.  Go to to see an alphabetized list of all RLDS books with short descriptions and prices.  Scan the list to find what you would like.
2.  E-mail to or call Paul at 816 210-8450 to see if the books are available.
3.  Place your order via e-mail or phone.  Be sure to include your address and your phone number just in case there is a question about the order.
4.  Your order will be shipped with an invoice and envelope for your payment.  When your books arrive, write your check and mail it to Paul V. Ludy & Associates.
NOTE 1:   This sale does not include new books, but you can still order them at the regular prices.
NOTE 2:   “Oldbookman Cash” will not be given for sale books, but you can still apply “Oldbookman Cash” that you have toward payment of the sale books.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Baker’s Dozen of Used 3-in1’s
Here is your opportunity to purchase a used 3-in-1 produced by Herald House.
All have the Inspired Version of the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants.  Those labeled F, H, and J have the 1908 Edition of the Book of Mormon; all others have the 1966 Edition.
A $100.00 Large print hardcover; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 151; some wear on cover and a few pages
B $80.00 Blue hardcover; 1980 Sesquicentennial Edition; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 153; gilt edges; clean
C $120.00 Black leather; name imprinted on cover; 1944 IV (1973 printing); D&C through Section 150; gilt edges; thumb indexed; clean
D $80.00; Red hardcover; 1978 Commemorative Edition; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 152; silver edges; clean
E $40.00 Brown hardcover; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 156; taped cover; clean pages
F $150.00 Black leather, 1991 printing; D&C through Section 160; thumb indexed; clean
G $80.00 Red hardcover; 1978 Commemorative Edition; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 152; silver edges; clean
H $100.00 Brown leather; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 157; some highlighting and underlining; thumb indexed; name imprinted on the front
I $80.00 Red hardcover; 1978 Commemorative Edition; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 152; silver edges; clean
J $100.00 Brown leather; 1974 IV; 1978 D&C; thumb indexed; clean
K $70.00 Red hardcover; 1978 Commemorative Edition; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 152; silver edges; mostly clean
L $80.00 Dark Blue hardcover; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 153; clean
M $80.00 Red hardcover; 1978 Commemorative Edition; 1974 IV; D&C through Section 152; silver edges; clean
Each book will ship for $3.00 (to US addresses), or I deliver in the Independence area for $1.00.
Order by e-mail to or call Paul at (816) 210-8450.
“Oldbookman Cash” is given for these items; you get 10% back for use on a future order.
By the way, I have another 20,000 used RLDS books available, plus a lot of new ones!
Don’t forget:  The Holy Scriptures (the new 3-in-1) is available from Cumorah Books, Inc., for $80.00.  Go to for photos and ordering information.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


 Go to to see my entire list of RLDS Books.

 Order by e-mail at or call Paul at (816) 210-8450.

List of Books and Booklets Produced by Paul V. Ludy & Associates

Updated March 27, 2017


Album of Ministers and Workers, 2006, reprint of 1904 photo album, 8.5x11", 82 pages, $10.00.  Photos of more than 300 ministers help you match a face to a name you have heard about. 


Autobiography of Christiana Stedman Salyards, 2009, 56 pages, $5.00.  Christiana was the writer of much of the church school materials for 35 years, plus three books.


Book of Mormon Stories for Beginning Readers, 2011, by Sionita School students, 98 pages, $5.00.  Includes Nephi Makes a Ship, Ammon Helps the King, Samuel Tells about Jesus, Jesus Comes to America.  First and second graders can read this.


Each One Win One, 2016, by D T Williams, first produced in 1949, 59 pages, $5.00.  A call for each man, woman, boy, and girl in the Church to become a missionary.  Suggestions to help share with friends and neighbors.


Early Church Romance, An, 2000, Oliver Cowdery and Elizabeth Ann Whitmer, 36 pages, $3.50.  The history of the early Restoration Movement is the main focus.  Excerpts of historical records are included.


Elizabeth Blair: A Daughter of the Covenant, 2004, the wife of W. W. Blair, 36 pages, $3.50.  This biography describes Elizabeth keeping the home fires burning while her husband was serving as a missionary.


Emma Smith: The Elect Lady, 2017, by Margaret Gibson, 232 pages, $8.50.  This historical novel traces the history of the Restoration Movement and the lives of Joseph and Emma Smith. 


Endowment Series, The, 2011, by Arthur A. Oakman, 144 pages, $5.00.  The text of six lectures given in 1966 to elders in the Stone Church.  Presented for the first time in book form.


Exegesis of the Priesthood, An, 2008, by Gomer T. Griffiths (in late 1800’s), 154 pages, $8.00.  A handbook for priesthood members, this book describes authority and functions of Aaronic and Melchisedec members.    

Good Things to Eat from Old Nauvoo, 2001, by Theo Boyd, 67 pages, $5.00.  These recipes give an idea of the kinds of foods prepared by Emma Smith and the Saints in Nauvoo.


Hymnsmiths, 2002, sacred hymns by the posterity of Emma and Joseph Smith, 44 pages, $3.50.  A collection of hymns showing their contributions to the Reorganized Latter Day Saints.


Indeed the Church of Jesus Christ, 2000, the 1911 statement of John R. Evans, 28 pages, $3.00.  Differences between the LDS and RLDS Church.  John Evans went through the Mormon endowment ceremony and later joined the RLDS Church.


Introducing the Book of Mormon, 2002, by R. S. Salyards, Sr., and Elva T. Oakman, 40 pages $3.50.  Two pamphlets (tracts) from 1930’s-1940’s present compatible views of the Book of Mormon.

J. C. Clapp, Man of Valor, 2001, from his memoirs, 40 pages, $3.50.  Autobiography of Joseph Carlos Clapp, who moved his mother, sisters, and a brother from Utah and found the Reorganization.


J. C. Clapp, Valiant Missionary, 2001, from his memoirs, 56 pages, $5.00.  Autobiography of Joseph Carlos Clapp, highlighting his missionary journeys in the Pacific Northwest.


John Brush, Eyewitness of Church History, 2002, from his memoirs in 1891 Autumn Leaves, 44 pages, $3.50.  Biography of John Brush, who lived in Independence in 1833, Far West in 1838, and Nauvoo in 1845.


Kingdom Quest, 2016, “A Journey toward the Kingdom of God,” by Patti Bunyan, 44 pages, $5.00.  An allegory written by a 13-year-old girl in the Restoration to help young people learn about God’s Kingdom on earth.


Mark Forscutt, Memorable Minister and Musician, 2001, by Ruby C. Faunce, 40 pages, $3.50.  A short biography based on his diaries, plus additional testimonies about his musical gift to the Church.


Marvelous Manifestations of God’s Power in the Latter Days, 2012, compiled by Edward Rannie in 1912, 96 pages, $5.00.  Forty-five testimonies, mostly telling of healing after administration, plus tongues and visions.


Memories of Old Nauvoo, 2001, from Joseph Smith III’s memoirs, 44 pages, $3.50.  Nauvoo in the 1840’s, including the Nauvoo Mansion, Nauvoo Legion, Nauvoo Temple, and the exodus.


Ministry of the Priest, 2015, by L. F. P. Curry, original title: The Priest in Family Ministry, 102 pages, $6.00.  Photo-reprint of the original booklet to assist priests in family ministry and work in congregations.


Nauvoo—After the Exodus, 2001, from Joseph Smith III’s memoirs, 36 pages, $3.50.  Changes in Nauvoo in the 1850’s and 1860’s; includes attempts by representatives from Utah Church and the Reorganization to gain Young Joseph’s support.


Preaching Ministry, 2016, by Lorne S. White, first produced in 1947, 60 pages, $5.00.  A manual of sermon construction and preaching; every priesthood member should read it.


Prophet Came to America, A, 2017, by Elbert A. Smith, from The Saints’ Herald, 1938, 52 pages.  $5.00.  Ten sermons which present evidence that Joseph Smith, Jr., was truly a prophet for God.


Restoration Beliefs, 2016, revised from 1963 San Francisco Bay District material, 120 pages, $8.00.  Contains 21 lessons on Godhead, gifts, Scriptures, authority, Zion, principles of the gospel, etc.  Excellent for adult or teen Church school classes.


School Days in Old Nauvoo, 2001, from Joseph Smith III’s memoirs, 32 pages, $3.00.  Using homemade pens, homemade ink, playing games, public speaking in the woods, learning courtesy, etc.


Slices of Daily Bread, 2016, selected from 1950 Daily Bread, 44 pages, $4.00.  Forty meditations, which are excellent for morning devotions, sermon starters, and teaching illustrations.


Tower Cookery, 2016, handwritten recipes (with signatures) by 1950 Graceland Mothers Club, 388 pages $15.00.  A total of 323 contributors; it looks like a “who’s who” from the RLDS Church and Graceland College.


Tribute to Emma, A, 2002, by Mark H. Forscutt, “Commemorative Discourse” after Emma Smith Bidamon’s death in 1879, 40 pages $3.50.  Highlights in the life of Emma Smith as they blend into the events of Church history.


Visits to Old Nauvoo, 2001, from the 1910 Journal of History, 28 pages, $3.00.  Testimonies of three visitors:  a Methodist minister in 1843, an English illustrator in 1853, and an American writer in 1909.


Voice of Youth, The, 2011, from Restoration Youth Magazine, 224 pages, $5.00.  93 testimonies by and about teens, grouped by Courtship, Encouragement, Family, Healing, Obedience, Prayer, Protection, Repentance, Scriptures, and Witnessing.



Voices from the Golden Plates, 2017, 100 pages, $6.00.  Easy Reading!  Eye-witness accounts of Book of Mormon Heroes, written as if they were speaking to us.












Witnessing Weekend Manual, 2012, by Jack Basse and T. Ed Barlow in 1970’s, 36 pages, $3.50.  How to plan and execute the weekend, using the premise:  “It is far more important to ring doorbells than to ring church bells.”

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


The New Testament of Ancient America

This is a 72-page booklet containing all of Third Nephi with some short introductory information, testimonies of the three and eight witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and the promise in Moroni 10.

This is designed as a missionary tool to introduce nonmembers to the Book of Mormon. It can be used by individuals or missionary groups. The only organizational name shown in the booklet is Zion Bound, Inc., the publisher of the pocket-size Book of Mormon. The text of Third Nephi is printed directly from that pocket-size book, and it is from the 1908 edition of the RLDS Book of Mormon.

This is a new resource to help believers share the truths of the Book of Mormon and the witness of Christ in America. Everyone who wants to share should carry a few of these booklets.

72 Pages  $1.00 each or  $10.00 for a packet of 11 copies