by Duane S. Crowther
Some books have value which far exceed their page count. The Life of Joseph Smith is an excellent example of this principle. It’s made small enough to be carried with your scriptures. It not only documents the travels of the life of the prophet Joseph Smith, it contains uniquely valuable charts and diagrams which explain significant events and places, as well as other early Church leaders.
Gospel Doctrine class members will find it useful in grasping the locations and sources of Doctrine and Covenants revelations. It can be an inexpensive but invaluable companion for the thousands of Latter-day Saints who participate in LDS Church History tours each year.
The Life of Joseph Smith contains information of great value to all who read and study LDS Church history:
It is an atlas showing all the major activities and travels of the prophet Joseph, carefully divided into the significant historical periods and location centers of his life.
It is a very detailed chronological outline of the major events and accomplishments of Joseph’s life. Hundreds of happenings are listed and chronicled with appropriate dates. Numbers on the maps correspond to the outlined events to unite the atlas and outline.
It is a documentation harmony which cross-keys the prophet’s travels and the events of his life with three significant historical sources which document the Joseph Smith era. All pertinent references are supplied for: (1) the six-volume A Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (2) the seven-volume History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and (3) the one-volume History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith.
The Life of Joseph Smith is a useful tool for in-depth study of LDS Church history and doctrine. It provides historical, geographical and chronological perspectives of great value to every Latter-day Saint.
5.5″ x 8.5″ paperback
Topics: Joseph Smith, LDS History, Maps, Charts, Comprehensive History of the Church, History of the Church, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Atlas, Chronological Outline, Documentation Harmony