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The writings cover a period from 1792 to 1814. They can be read in chronological order by date of publication – however this is probably not the easiest way for those not already acquainted with Joanna’s writings.
Book 17 – “A Word to the Wise” is a good place to start. Joanna had this publication available for free so that nobody would be excluded from hearing the message.
Interested in the prophecies of Daniel? – read Book 32 – The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications – Part Five
To understand Joanna Southcott’s unique place in prophecy, and to understand the meaning of the birth of Shiloh, you should read the Books of Wonders, particularly Books 61, 62, 63 and 65.
If you wonder why so much of Joanna’s writing is in verse, read the article on versification from the main menu above, About Joanna Southcott.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith, with Remarkable Prophecies (made in 1792), &c. of Things which are to Come; also some Account of her Life - Part One
This was Joanna’s first book published in 1801 and contains a brief outline of her life. Although she was born in 1750, her story really begins in 1792 when she heard the Voice of God telling her about events that were to come upon the earth. It also records her attempts to get her prophecies recognised as being accurate and coming from God. Her prophetic powers are a fulfilment of the prophecy of Joel that in the last days ‘your sons and daughters shall prophecy’ (Joel 2:28). It contains 48 pages.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith - Part Two
This is a continuation of Book 1 published in March 1801. First she explains why so much of her communications are in verse, she includes some additions to Book 1, an explanation of the seven stars, and further explanations of dreams and communications. It contains 48 pages.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith - Part Three
This is a continuation of Book 2 dated May 1801 and begins with an explanation of the third chapter of Genesis. An understanding of this chapter is fundamental to appreciating Joanna’s place in prophecy and it explains the prophecy made to the serpent, to the man and to the woman. It also explains many types from the Old Testament. It contains 48 pages.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith - Part Four
This is a continuation of Book 3 and gives an explanation of the 6 days of creation being a type of the 6 thousand years of man’s probation on earth. We are living in the 6th thousand year period and this period will be shortened for the sake of the elect (Matt 24:22). It also contains further dreams and their interpretation. The book contains 48 pages.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith - Part Five
This is a continuation of Book 4 dated December 1801 and gives further details of Joanna’s early life. There is an explanation of a vision of Peter Morrison, (who was a follower of Joanna’s) in which there is reference to the Man-Child that Joanna was to bear (Rev 12). The book contains 48 pages.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith - Part Six
This is a continuation of Book 5 and begins with an explanation of the Day of Judgment. Quite a lot of this explanation is in verse. She states that as Christ is compared to the second Adam, there must also be a second Eve. Later there is explanation of some parts of the Book of Revelation, including the war in heaven (Rev 12:7) and the twenty-four elders of Rev 4. The book contains 48 pages.
¶ A Continuation of Prophecies, from 1792 to the present time. (1802) i.e. Strange Effects of Faith - Part Seven
This is a continuation of Book 6 and contains letters between Joanna and Basil Bruce, who was an early follower of hers. It interprets a dream that Basil Bruce had, and deals with the questions – how the knowledge of the Lord can cover the earth as the waters cover the deep – how they shall know the Lord, from the greatest to the least. At the time of writing, a belief in the Second Coming of Christ to set up his kingdom on earth was not commonly preached in the churches. The book contains the thoughts of seven men who became her followers (known as the seven stars) who came to Exeter to examine her sixth book. The eighth explains how Adam blamed the woman for the fall, whereas the woman rightly blamed the serpent. The book contains 41 pages.
¶ The Strange Effects of Faith; being a continuation of Prophecies of Things which are to Come i.e. Part Eight
This is a continuation of Book 7 and consists of various explanations of scripture, with letters from Joanna to various people and a letter from an opposer accusing her of being deluded, with her response. The book contains 42 pages.
¶ Divine and Spiritual Letters of Prophecies - Part One
¶ Divine and Spiritual Letters of Prophecies - Part Two
Books 9 and 10 contain letters from Joanna to the Rev Stanhope Bruce, one of several clergymen who became staunch followers, largely explaining her mission. Also letters to Rev Thomas Foley, Basil Bruce (Stanhope Bruce’s son) and William Sharp the famous engraver. All were followers of Joanna. She explained that her writings had to be examined and ‘proved’.
¶ A Dispute Between the Woman and the Powers of Darkness
This book records the events that took place during a 7 day disputation between Joanna and Satan that took place in August 1802. It is conversational in style and deals with accusations against God and her mission. There are also explanations of visions and dreams. The book has 128 pages.
¶ The Answer of the Lord to the Powers of Darkness
This book is the answer of the Spirit of Truth to Book 11 and putting it in the context of the book of Job. It also comments on unfulfilled prophecies in the Bible relating to the kingdom of God on earth and the healing of the nations shortly to be realised. There is also an explanation of the sealing in the book of Revelation (different from baptism) in a letter to Rev Foley. The book ends with a testimonial to the accuracy of Joanna’s prophecies and her character by William Sharp, the engraver, with some texts from the book of Revelation that relate to her mission. The book has 128 pages and was published in late 1802.
¶ A Communication in Answer to Mr. Brothers’ Book, published in 1802
Richard Brothers was a contemporary of Joanna’s, and he made prophecies about the French Revolution which came true. Joanna believed that he was a prophet, but later Brothers began to make extravagant claims for himself, and went astray. Joanna wrote this book to correct the claims of Brothers in his latest book published at the end of 1802. The book has 22 pages.
¶ Prophecy; a Warning to the Whole World, commonly called the First Book of Visions.
This book comprises communications given to Joanna that had been sealed and placed in a box, to be opened at a later time to be ‘proved’. This took place in January 1803 at High House, Paddington, at which time the prophecies were opened and examined by 23 people and 35 witnesses after which they unanimously declared her calling to be of God. There are also prophecies subsequent to the opening of the sealed prophecies. The communications include the explanation of dreams, and exposition of Zechariah 11 and 12. The book has 128 pages.
¶ The Continuation of Prophecies; or A Word in Season to a Sinking Kingdom.
Subtitled, a continuation of the prophecies of Joanna Southcott, it was published in March 1803 and starts with an explanation of visions by Joseph Prescott. Joseph had been brought up in a workhouse and had come to the attention of Elias Carpenter, a follower of Joanna’s. Joseph had been receiving visions since 1793 and was able to draw what he saw. Joanna explains how they confirm the Bible and Joanna’s prophecies. The book has 56 pages.
¶ The Second Book of Visions.
Further explanations of Joseph Prescott’s visions are given in this book. Later there is an explanation of passages in Luke, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Romans and finally Joanna addresses false reports that she sells seals (which must not be charged for). Published in August 1803 and has 72 pages.
¶ A Word to the Wise, or a Call to the Nation.
Joanna was concerned that her books cost money to buy and therefore the poor would not have access to them. So she wrote this book to be given away free so that nobody could be deprived of the opportunity to hear her message. It provides a good overview of her teaching; in particular the soon coming of the Lord and an explanation of how the promise made to the woman at the fall is to be fulfilled. It was written in 1803 and has 59 pages.
¶ Divine and Spiritual Communications on the Prayers of the Church of England; the Conduct of the Clergy, Calvinistic Methodists, &c.
This book was published by William Sharp in December 1803 and consists of communications on the prayers of the Church of England prayer book and the conduct of the clergy, particularly in relation to Joanna’s claims. It consists of 64 pages.
¶ Sound an Alarm in My Holy Mountain.
Joanna produced this book when she was in Leeds in January 1804 and deals with the Sealing of the people as mentioned in Revelation and how Satan’s reign is to be cut short because of it. There is an interesting passage towards the end on why God created the devil when he foreknew what would be. It has 72 pages.
¶ A Warning to the Whole World.
Contains various communications often in response to questioners who doubted Joanna’s mission. Included are questions on the responsibility for the fall of man, the significance of Joanna’s mission, an explanation of the first chapter of Ecclesiastes and Genesis 49, a communication on the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Revelation and an explanation of another vision of Joseph Prescott. It has 100 pages.
¶ On the Prayers for the Fast Day, May, 1804.
Consists of letters from Joanna to Miss Townley during May and June of 1804, initially relating to the Fast day (May 25th) 1804, commenting on various matters such as Eve, the death of Bishop Buller (whose death she prophesied while he was still hale and hearty), and an answer to a Minister who said there were no need for prophecies, and types and shadows (i.e. how prophetic events have more than one fulfilment). The book has 48 pages
¶ Copies and Parts of Copies of Letters and Communications, commonly called, The Little Flock of Sheep.
This book contains firstly an explanation of a parable or fable about a flock of sheep, followed by a history of Joanna’s life, then another parable with its interpretation (on a hermit) and some letters following up on matters from Book 21. There then comes an exposition of Jezebel in the book of Revelation, followed by some correspondence on related matters. The book was published in mid 1804 and consists of 92 pages.
¶ Joseph Southcott’s Vindication of his Sister’s Character.
As Joanna was becoming better known there was a ‘smear’ campaign to blacken her character. This book contains the testimony of Joseph Southcott (Joanna’s brother), as to the uprightness of her character. It also includes letters of Joseph Southcott to Rev Pomeroy, who would not produce prophecies that Joanna had committed to him for safe keeping. There is also a record of Joanna’s dealings with a Mr. Wills who had been her employer but had badly treated her. Eventually, Joanna took him to court and won her case – quite a feat for a woman in 1784. The book contains 112 pages.
¶ Letters and Communications; commonly called What Manner of Communications are these?
Contains various letters and communications around July 1804 and has 128 pages. The Rev Thomas Foley published the book and he experienced a lot of criticism for doing so. See Book 37 for later developments.
¶ The Trial of Joanna Southcott at the Neckinger House, Bermondsey, December, 1804.
The book records the details of a ‘trial’ of Joanna at Neckinger House, Bermondsey, where her character and prophecies are examined by a panel of 48 men. They interviewed people who had known Joanna in her Exeter days and the evidence for her prophetic powers. This took place over 7 days (5th to 11th December, 1804). At the end, the 48 signed their names to a declaration that “her prophecies and other spiritual communications emanate wholly and entirely from the Spirit of the living Lord”. The book has 152 pages.
¶ Answer to Garrett’s Book.
Jeremiah Garrett was a clergyman, who had left the Calvinists (Countess of Huntingdon’s Connection) and accepted adult baptism. He had not joined the Baptists, but set up his own chapel in Southwark. He published a book attacking Joanna (although a copy of this book has not been traced), and Joanna published this defence. It has some comments on the meaning of the Bride, the Lamb’s wife in the book of Revelation. It was published in 1805 and has 22 pages.
¶ Answer to the Five Charges in the ‘Leeds Mercury.’
A newspaper in Leeds (where Joanna had a large following) had printed an unflattering article on Joanna, accusing her of making false prophecies. It also accuses her of making money from selling seals (which even non-Southcottian scholars accept is not true). This book is her response. It was published in 1805 and consists of 24 pages.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications - Part One
This is the first part of a series of 7 books in which Joanna throws light on passages of scripture through the Spirit of Truth. The first half of the book contains comments on Old Testament characters such as David, Ahab and Jezebel, Solomon and Manasseh. The second half consists of correspondence relating to the Rev J Pomeroy during 1804. The book was published in 1805 and has 96 pages.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications - Part Two
This is a continuation of Book 28 and comments on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Wisdom of Solomon, Song of Solomon, the origin of sacrifices and the limits of Satan’s foreknowledge. The book was published in 1804 and has 96 pages.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications - Part Three
This is a continuation of Book 29 and comments on Judges, the typology of Pharaoh and Egypt, events in the Gospels, and passages in the Epistles relating to the Second Coming of Christ. The book was published in 1804 and has 96 pages.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications - Part Four
The book continues the “True Explanations of the Bible” series but begins by commenting on verses which had been quoted by opposers of her teaching and on false and true prophets in the Bible. There are then some explanations of texts from the Epistles, and comments on types and parables in the Bible (a common theme in the teachings of the Spirit of Truth through Joanna). It ends with an explanation of the visions at the end of the book of Ezekiel. The book has 96 pages.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications - Part Five
This book continues the “True Explanations of the Bible” series and starts with comments on some passages in the prophetic book of Daniel, followed by Hosea, with some explanation on the meaning of the restoration of the Jews. She also deals with the types represented by characters in the Bible (Jacob, Esau and Jonah) and comments on the prophecies of Zechariah. She ends with remarks on Arianism and Calvinism (which are opposed to the true teaching of the Bible) and explains predestination. The book has 96 pages.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible, revealed by Divine Communications - Part Six
The book continues the “True Explanations of the Bible” series and continues with the explanation of Election and the errors of Calvinism. There is an explanation of Paul’s teaching in Corinthians on prophecies and in Romans on the grafting in of the Gentiles. There is further explanation of the correspondence between the 6 days of creation, and 6 periods of one thousand years, ending with the reign of Christ for 1000 years. There follows various other explanations including the meaning of being born again. The book has 96 pages. The series is concluded at Book 53.
¶ An Explanation of the Parable published in 1804, with an Answer to L. Mayer’s Book
Some people had thought that Joanna’s use of parables (stories from real life or fables) to illustrate spiritual truths was not appropriate and it caused her to question whether she had been led astray in publishing them. This book explains her deliberations and the answer of the Spirit to them. The book was published in 1806 and contains 64 pages.
¶ The Kingdom of Christ is at Hand:–An examination of Baptism; the Use and Meaning of the Church Ordinances, and the Sealing of the People in the Latter days.
This book begins by addressing questions raised in a book (unidentified) that was written against her in Halifax. Joanna quotes passages from the book that confirm her own teachings. These comments are followed by the answer of the Spirit of Truth. In the same way that man was not first in the transgression in the fall (i.e. the woman ate of the fruit first), so woman will be redeemed from the Fall before man. There follows an explanation of Baptism, Confirmation and the Sealing of the people. The book was published in 1805 and has 62 pages.
¶ The Second Book of Sealed Prophecies.
This book is based on prophecies made by Joanna during 1796/1797 but that were sealed up and opened in 1804, with comments by the Spirit of Truth (given in early 1805) on the significance of these prophecies. This book is 136 pages long.
¶ The Answer of the Rev. Thomas P. Foley to the World, for printing the book commonly called What Manner of Communications are these?
Although this book is primarily an answer by the Rev Thomas Foley to the world with his reasons for publishing Book 24 (What manner of communications are these?) – a testimony to the calling of God to Joanna Southcott – the book also contains comments by the Spirit of Truth on Book 24. It contains 100 pages and was published in 1805.
¶ The Controversy between Joanna Southcott and Elias Carpenter, one of her Judges - Part One
¶ The Controversy between Joanna Southcott and Elias Carpenter, one of her Judges - Part Two
¶ The Controversy between Joanna Southcott and Elias Carpenter, one of her Judges - Part Three
¶ The Controversy between Joanna Southcott and Elias Carpenter, one of her Judges - Part Four
¶ The Controversy between Joanna Southcott and Elias Carpenter, one of her Judges - Part Five
Books 38 to 42 – Elias Carpenter was a wealthy man, who owned a paper mill in Bermondsey, South London, and the Neckinger House (in which one of Joanna’s trials was held). He became a follower of Joanna in 1802, but later he followed Henry Prescott (known as Joseph) and Thomas Downland (known as Jerusha) both of whom had visions. After Downland died, Joseph Prescott broke with Carpenter, but Carpenter founded a chapel and continued on his own lines. These books record the events, correspondence and answer of the Spirit of Truth relating to the differences between Joanna and Carpenter. A large part of Book 42 relates to prophecies that Joanna had made and which had been fulfilled. The books in total consist of 240 pages.
¶ An Answer to the World for printing the book called The Little Flock of Sheep; by William Sharp
William Sharp had come under criticism for publishing Book 22 – Letters and Communications , or the Little Flock of Sheep, so he published this book to address this. It gives him the opportunity to explain the reasons for his belief in the divine calling of Joanna, and there are also interesting comments on Types and Shadows (an essential part of the Bible’s and Joanna’s teaching) including a communication from the Spirit of Truth through Joanna. There is also some discussion of the origin of evil and the validity of dreams and the visitation of angels. It has 96 pages and was published in 1806.
¶ The Full Assurance that the Kingdom of Christ is at Hand, from the Signs of the Times.
The book starts with some historical information on how Joanna first came to know of her calling, and how she knew it was of God, with details of some early prophecies and how they were fulfilled. The second half deals with scriptures and communications that support her contention that the Kingdom of Christ is at hand. The book has 64 pages and was published in 1806
¶ Remarks and Inquiries on the Rev. I. Cockin’s Sermon.
This book consists of letters from John Crossley, one of Joanna’s followers, to various ministers who had spoken against Joanna and her mission. There are also letters and communications from Joanna on the matter. John Crossley writes a clear exposition of the coming kingdom, the fall of man, and man’s part in the “bruising of the head of the serpent” (Gen 3). The book was published in 1806.
¶ L. Mayer’s book, ‘The Long Wished for Revolution is at Hand,’ answered and explained.
A Book was published under the title “The Long-wished-for revolution announced to be at hand” in 1806 by a man named Lewis Mayer. One of Joanna’s followers, Mr Fisher, called on Lewis Mayer to try to interest him in Joanna’s visitation. However, Fisher made extravagant claims for Joanna, which she herself had never made. Lewis Mayer wrote to Joanna, threatening to expose her as a fraud. The ensuing correspondence makes up the content of this book, which clarifies many aspects of the Kingdom and the interpretation of parts of the Book of Revelation. The book has 96 pages and was published in 1806
¶ Answer to Mr. Brothers’ book, published in 1806; Letter to Mr. Huntingdon, with Remarks on the Calvinist and Roman Catholic Doctrines, &c. &c.
This book has two distinct yet connected parts. Firstly it answers claims made by Richard Brothers with regard to his claim to be the person prophesied to appear in the last days and clearly applying to Christ or Shiloh. (A copy of his book, Wisdom and Duty, was published in 1805 and is in the British Library). Joanna expounds many scriptures relating to the last days showing that his claims are unfounded. This is followed by a letter which Joanna wrote to William Huntington SS (Sinner Saved), a popular Calvinist preacher whose chapel she had attended. Having bought a ticket for the meeting, she was unable to get a seat as more tickets had been sold than there were seats. First she took him to task about this as being dishonest, then explains the errors of Calvinism, or Election, which teaches that the elect or saved were chosen before the foundation of the world, and nobody but the elect can be saved, even if they want to. Joanna points out that Jesus said whosoever will may come to him. The connection between the first and second parts of the book is the arrogance of both Brothers and the Calvinists in thinking that they are special in God’s sight to the exclusion of all others. The final part of the book is on the destruction of Jerusalem around 70AD.
¶ A Caution and Instruction to the Sealed, that they may know for what they are Sealed. 1807.
This book was written to explain to those who wished to sign the Woman’s petition for the overthrow of Satan, and become sealed believers, the significance of what they were doing, something not to be entered into lightly. It is still required of believers who desire to be sealed that they have read and own a copy of this book (along with Book 19), before signing. It was published in 1807 and consists of 24 pages.
¶ An Account of the Trials on Bills of Exchange.
Some of Joanna’s followers had unwisely become involved with an unscrupulous money-lender, John King, who had swindled them. This is Joanna’s account of the situation and answer of the Spirit of Truth on the proceedings. The book has 72 pages and was published in 1807.
¶ An Answer to a Sermon preached and published by Mr. Smith.
A Rev J Smith was the author of a sermon and book attacking Joanna, and referring to her as the ‘Lying Prophetess Detected’. It contained many false statements about both her life and her teaching and Joanna takes this opportunity to print both the falsehoods and correct the information. These events took place in 1808.
¶ Answer to False Doctrines, and the Crying Sins of the Nation.
Joanna deals with two books recently published – the first which is an attempt by the Unitarians to eliminate books of the Bible as being uninspired, and the second on the Calvinist doctrine of Election and Reprobation – a doctrine to which the Bible is entirely opposed. Joanna brings her own knowledge and the answer of the Spirit of Truth to these matters.
¶ A True Picture of the World, and a Looking Glass for all Men.
The book begins with a brief overview of the world’s persecution of the visitation of the Lord in all ages as shown in the Bible. Joanna then illustrates this with events from her own life and mission, including the sealing of people which was considered blasphemy, and the old charge of making money from selling seals. It also contains teaching about the time of the end. The book has 48 pages and was published in 1809.
¶ The True Explanation of the Bible (7th part); with an Answer to Hann, and an Account of Ann Moore.
This is the final book of the “True Explanations of the Bible” series (Books 28–33). It deals largely with the prophecies relating to the last days and the millennium. Joanna points out that prophecy has a mini-fulfilment and the major one later – the shadow first, the substance later – and that the substance still has to be fulfilled. There is a time of joy coming during the millennium when man will be freed from the influence of the devil, but before that there is first a time of trouble and evils to come. There is also a final section relating to Ann Moore (who had claimed to live without food) and Joanna’s refutation of a scurrilous pamphlet put out by an opposer, R Hann, in which he claimed Joanna had fixed a date for the end of everything, which she had not.
¶ The Controversy of the Spirit with the Worldly Wise. Part One
¶ The Controversy of the Spirit with the Worldly Wise. Part Two
Books 54 and 55 continue to deal with the accusations of an opposer to Joanna’s mission, R Hann, starting with errors he made about her history, then specific accusations regarding her prophecies and mission. The book Hann wrote is probably “The Remarkable Life, Entertaining History and Surprising Adventures of Joanna Southcott, the Prophetess...” a copy of which is in the British Library. Particularly in the second book, Joanna gives an exposition of several scriptures from the prophets.
¶ An Answer to Thomas Paine’s Third Part of the Age of Reason: also to S. Lane, a Calvinistic Preacher, and Hewson Clarke, Editor of the Scourge.
Joanna addresses Thomas Paine’s criticism of the Christian faith in the Bible. Paine was a deist, but did not believe that the Bible was inspired. The second part of the book deals with the errors of predestination and election. The third part deals with an attack on Joanna by Hewson Clarke, the editor of a magazine called “The Scourge – or monthly expositor of imposture and folly” and also author of books on history. Joanna’s book was published in 1812 and has 66 pages.
¶ The Book of Wonders, Marvellous and True.
This book was precipitated by the announced death of Rev Joseph Pomeroy and is a narrative of why Joanna was so agitated on hearing of his death. In fact it later became known that there were two Rev Pomeroy’s in the area, and it was a different one that had died. Joanna illustrates her reasons with extracts from her other books on the subject of Rev Pomeroy. He stood as a type of the Church in her prophecies. The book has 88 pages and was written in September 1813.
¶ The Second Book of Wonders, more marvellous than the First.
This book recounts visitations to Joanna between September 12th and 23rd, 1813. She is notified that her time on earth is coming to a close, and that the time of her marriage had come, as a type of the marriage in heaven in the book of Revelation. There follows correspondence with Rev Pomeroy and his one reply. The book has 116 pages.
¶ Copies of Letters sent to the Clergy of Exeter, from 1796 to 1800, with Communications and Prophecies put in the Newspapers in 1813.
The book begins with two letters that Joanna had published in the Press – the first to the Times and the second to the Morning Herald in which she explains about her mission and prophecies. There follows correspondence which took place between 1796 and 1800, with Rev Pomeroy and other clergy in Exeter. This is followed by additional letters of prophecy to the newspapers. The book has 64 pages and was published in 1813.
¶ Wisdom Excelleth the Weapons of War; and herein is shown that Judgments are the strange works of the Lord, but mercy his darling attribute.
The book begins with observations on the weather which portend that change from the Old style to the New style (changes in weather patterns will be a sign of the end), and the significance of the event of this year (1814) meaning the birth of Shiloh (although this is not stated in this book). There follows the answer of the Spirit to her musings on the conduct of men, how some have persecuted her, yet this has led to some of the sincerest friendships. The significance of the ensuing year as the culmination of her mission is stated. The book has 48 pages.
¶ The Third Book of Wonders, announcing the Coming of Shiloh, and a Call to the Hebrews.
The Spirit of Truth announces in the book that Joanna will produce a Son during the year 1814 in the sixty fifth year of her life. There is an exposition of many scriptures showing that a Second Son (Shiloh) was to be born, and Joanna also shows how this was foretold in her earlier writings. This is the son that the Jews are awaiting who will restore the Kingdom on earth. There is further clarification of the need for Joanna to marry before the child is born. This is one of the most significant of Joanna’s books and consists of 64 pages.
¶ The Fourth Book of Wonders, being the Answer of the Lord to the Hebrews.
This book was dedicated to the Hebrews, to show them from the Hebrew scriptures that the son, Shiloh, was to fulfil the prophecies of the Hebrew prophets, and answering questions put by Jews to her. Joanna explains many Old Testament prophetic texts, also pointing back to her own writings, as well as giving further explanation of parts of the Book of Revelation. The book has 88 pages.
¶ The Fifth Book of Wonders, with an Answer to the Rev. James Hearn and other mockers.
The book announces that Joanna has felt the life in her that was prophesied should take place in May and that two doctors announced that Joanna had the symptoms of pregnancy (the first of many doctors to agree with this diagnosis). There follows amplification of parts of the Second Book of Wonders (Book 58) and an answer to a Rev Hearn and other clergy who had preached against her. The book has 72 pages.
¶ A Communication sent to the Rev. Mr. P. in 1797, with an explanation thereon.
This book contains an explanation of a letter to Rev Pomeroy in 1797. Pomeroy was a type of the Church and his ultimate recognition of Joanna’s calling to be of God, would be prophetic of the Church at last accepting her visitation. This must happen before the end comes. However, Pomeroy did not come to accept Joanna during his lifetime. The book has 24 pages and was penned in July 1814.
¶ Prophecies Announcing the Birth of the Prince of peace, with a few Remarks thereon.
Joanna’s final book brings together all the prophecies relating to the birth of Shiloh from her previous writings. It was published in September 1814 and has 40 pages. Joanna died on December 27th. An autopsy showed no cause of death and no explanation for the pregnancy. Most Southcottians believe that the child was born and caught up to God and to his throne as stated in Revelation 12.