by Edmund C. Enriquez
The Golden Gospel is a unique book! It portrays many of the events of the Latter-day Saint restoration of the gospel in comic-book artwork and style, from 1820 to 1830. It describes Joseph Smith’s first vision, the repeated visits of the Angel Moroni, and the publication and coming forth of the Book of Mormon. It carefully describes the Smith family’s interactions, Joseph’s marriage, the restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods, the three and eight witnesses to the Book of Mormon plates, and the opposition and persecutions which began even before the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. The book is factual, well illustrated, and an interesting approach to early LDS Church history in a medium that can be enjoyed by youths and adults alike. Though comic books are considered by some to be only for young people, this use of that approach and style is handled with dignity, appropriate respect and reverence, and factual accuracy. It can be read and enjoyed by youths and adults alike.