The Prophecies of Joseph Smith is a well-written biography that documents the major events in Joseph’s life, depicting them in the text but also showing them in a very useful set of maps that list and show his significant travels. The fulfilled Prophecies of Joseph Smith show him a true prophet.
The book itself moves through the Palmyra, Restoration, Kirtland, Missouri, and Nauvoo periods with careful attention to the major events in the Church which affected Joseph’s life and destiny. In addition to the maps which detail the location of the major events in Joseph’s life, it also includes numerous charts, photographs, and drawings that explain major prophecies, doctrinal principles, and historical events.
The Prophecies of Joseph Smith is a carefully researched, well-documented prophetic history.
This unique volume cites hundreds of prophecies, describes the circumstances under which they were uttered, and explains in detail how they were fulfilled. (This is in contrast to the author’s previous work: Prophecy: Key to the Future, which treats many prophecies concerning the last days which have yet to be fulfilled.)
The Prophecies of Joseph Smith documents numerous prophecies made by others about Joseph Smith. Also, almost two hundred prophecies from the Bible or other scriptural sources are cited, with the exact nature of their fulfillment.
A useful summary of the messages of the book is listed in the four appendices which list 184 scriptural prophecies about Joseph Smith and the restoration, 141 prophecies made by Joseph Smith, 40 prophecies about him made by other people, and 52 other supernatural experiences. All of these combine to show that Joseph Smith truly was and is a prophet called and authorized by God.
Fulfillment of prophecy is one test that has been applied through the ages to identify those who speak in the name of God. Here is an easily accessible and important volume that provides knowledge and stability to those who are searching for a personal testimony of God’s ministration to His people through prophets today. Rich with history, this readable and inviting book will hold the interest of both young and old.