For David J. Ridges, gospel concepts just keep getting "easier."

And it all started with Isaiah.

Ridges, a retired-teacher-turned-writer who spent 35 years in the Church Educational System, has found his place on the LDS bookshelf by presenting Mormon scriptures and doctrine in simplified formats. Since 2002, he has published 16 volumes under the "Made Easier" heading. Ridges says the purpose of his work is not to oversimplify the gospel, but rather accomplish what he tried to do in the classroom — get students entrenched in the scriptures, where they can learn for themselves.

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