This book is a comprehensive year-by-year examination of the life of Joseph Smith. Each chapter is by scholars who are experts on Joseph Smith. Most every chapter offers new perspectives or additional information that cannot be found in other published works about the prophet's life. This book helps readers better understand the historical circumstances surrounding the Restoration and the life of Joseph Smith. It provides an increased appreciation for Joseph Smith and the early Saints. A must read for serious and casual students of the prophet's life and teachings.