In 2008, many of the foremost scholars on the life and teachings of Joseph Smith participated in a lecture series that provided fresh, faithful perspectives about the prophet. This book offers in print the transcripts of those lectures, which were published in an audio CD collection titled Joseph Smith’s Prophetic Ministry: A Year-by-Year Look at His Life and Teachings. Each chapter focuses on one year from 1830 to 1844, providing an overview of key events of that year and discussing a key doctrine or historical event tied to that year.
Other contributors include Ronald Barney, Alexander Baugh, Richard Bennett, Ronald Esplin, Spencer Fluhman, Steven Harper, William Hartley, Andrew Hedges, Robert Millet, Grant Underwood, and Robert Woodford.
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.