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Joseph Smith — Who was he? What was he like? How did he accomplish so much in so little time? In this enlightening eight-lecture series, Dr. Truman G. Madsen presents a fascinating history of the first prophet of the Restoration. He offers deep insights into the life of this great man, adding his own witness of Joseph Smith's calling.
- Published: January 1993
- Pages: 202
- CD Released: June 2003
- CD Length: 6 Hours
About the Author
Truman G. Madsen received graduate degrees in philosophy and the philosophy of religion from the University of Utah and Harvard. He served as the director of the Judeo-Christian Studies Center at BYU and as director of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He is widely recognized as an expert on the life and teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Brother Madsen, who passed away in the summer of 2009, was a prolific author who is also known for his memorable audio and video presentations on a variety of gospel subjects.
by Matt - reviewed on February 26, 2001
I first heard these tapes on my mission (as I'm sure most missionaries have), and I was amazed at how these brought the Prophet Joseph and Church History alive to me. Truman Madsen's delivery of these gems is well done. He keeps us licking our chops for the next tasty tidbit. Excellent!
by Customer - reviewed on October 08, 2007
If you are a non-reader like myself, then you will love this book on CD. I have read this CD 118 times. The words, 'Joseph Smith the Prophet' never gets old.' If you don't know a word, just pop in you Webster's Dictionary CD.
Gota Have It
by Matt - reviewed on January 15, 2008
Of all the talks on CD that are available at Deseret Book, I would buy this one first.
by Neil - reviewed on June 29, 2007
This CD, 'Joseph Smith, The Prophet', a discussion given by Truman G. Madsen is truly the best resource on the prophet. His knowledge and appreciation for Joseph Smith brings his discussion alive. He is able to keep the attention of his audience by being dramatic and outgoing in his delivery. In having listened to these set of CDs more than twice I have learned something new each time. The only problem with the CDs is that you do not have the citations available as you would in the book format. (Which is the reasoning behind given this format a four rather than a five)Other than that fact the content and discussion is excellent, and I highly recommend it as a resource for further knowledge on the prophet's life and teachings. *As a side note I would also recommend Mark L. McConkie's discussions on 'Joseph Smith Prophet of the Restoration'.*
by Samuel - reviewed on September 27, 2008
It is amazing how much of this information I had never heard before.
by Customer - reviewed on September 18, 2008
An informative look into Joseph Smith's life. You really get to know him by listening to this talk.
Simply the best!
by Travis - reviewed on September 28, 2008
Truman G. Madsen in my opinion is simply the best and most informative person when it comes to the life of Joseph Smith. This book will keep you entertained, and wanting to come back for more. You will walk away with a greater appreciation for the life of Joseph Smith, and come to better understand what he went through. I highly recommend this book!
by Joseph - reviewed on September 29, 2008
This is I must have for anyone wanting to know more about the prophet Joseph Smith. Also highly recomended for missionarys.
by austin - reviewed on January 31, 2012
These talks are great for getting a look at the early church and learning much about Joseph Smith. Madsen has a strong testimony of the Prophet
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