The Presidents of the Church (Bookshelf eBook)
Insights into Their Lives and Teachings(edit)
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Joseph and Hyrum Smith were, as Wilford Woodruff put it, among "the most noble spirits that ever graced humanity." The same could be said for all the Presidents of the Church—they truly were men for the ages.
Based on the bestselling lecture series, The Presidents of the Church: Insights into Their Lives and Teachings presents intimate biographical sketches of the first fifteen prophets, focusing on events that helped shaped each man to become a great leader in the Church. Using multiple sources, from original writings to personal memory, author Truman G. Madsen recounts close-up stories with intriguing details and highlights each prophet's characteristic traits.
The Presidents of the Church will give readers a richer understanding of the presidents' backgrounds and personalities and illuminate how each prophet was a man for his own season and played an essential role in the unfolding drama of this ast dispensation.
- Published: September 2004
- Pages: 512
- Run Time: 1,050 minutes
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.
A great tribute to great prohpets.
by Kenneth D - reviewed on September 16, 2004
Again, Brother Madsen brings home not only so many truths about these great men, but adds a unique and powerful witness to their lives and callings. You will love these brethren all the more for having listened to these talks.
Entertaining and full of information
by Robert - reviewed on March 24, 2012
This set of lectures is as good as his lectures on the prophet Joseph Smith. He obviously has less time to cover each prophet as he did in the Joseph Smith lectures but this set of lectures is absolutely amazing. The stories told in these lectures will bring you closer to each prophet as an individual and help you better understand the gospel of Jesus Christ.
good, but not like his Joseph
by charles - reviewed on August 14, 2011
These CD's are fantastic, but if you are expecting it to be like his first famous Joseph Smith tapes they simply are not. I'm not saying they should be, but I was hoping. Very good very insightful, but if the JS tapes are a five then this is a four.
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