Alan Miner is a Book of Mormon research specialist and author of: Step by Step through the Book of Mormon and Chronology of Thought on Book of Mormon Geography as well as several articles on Book of Mormon Culture. His compilation of commentary and quotes from general authorities, scholars and other writers relative to Book of Mormon geography and culture is one of the most comprehensive reference collections now available. He served an LDS mission in Guatemala. He is a Dentist by occupation. He and his wife, Barbara Dedrickson Miner, have six children.