Latter-day Saint women actively participated in the Restoration, and their voices and testimonies need to be included in Church history. The Witness of Women helps accomplish that. Teachers, parents, gospel scholars, and every member seeking a connection with the women of our past will relish discovering the vital role that women played in the Restoration.
Through short, first-person experiences and testimonies helpfully organized by topic, readers will now be ale to learn directly from women who witnessed and participated in the Restoration. As you read their words, you'll be able to:
- Draw on their witness of the Book of Mormon and experiences with the Prophet Joseph Smith to strengthen your own conviction.
- Learn to handle adversity by seeing how they coped with severe trials.
- Gain greater understanding from their insights about Jesus Christ, revelation, priesthood, the temple, education, and other timeless topics.
- Share women's experiences and testimonies in lessons, talks, and at home.
We know that women were there every step of the way from Palmyra to the Salt Lake Valley and beyond. Now you can come to personally know those women through their own inspiring words.
By Laura Harris Hales , Submitted on 2017-02-08
This is one of the best books I have read this year. Through short quotes and stories, the editors provide more rounded pictures of the early women of the LDS Church. We see their strengths and their struggles.
The excellent topical arranging of the material makes this a great resource for use in church lessons or talks.
Some of the themes of the stories include tthe search for a New Testament-like church, having visions and speaking in tongues, the acceptance of trials, and why they would sacrifice so much to gather to Zion.
Each story is unique, forcing the reader to abandon and prior caricatures of pioneer Saints.
To hear from the authors, check out an interview I did with them on the LDS Perspectives Podcast at http://www.ldsperspectives.com/2016/12/28/women-voices-mormon/.
By Chere Jones Clarke, Submitted on 2017-01-09
The Witness of Women is an easy and inspiring read as well as an incredible resource to use in your personal scripture study and lesson preparation as you read and study about nineteenth century women's testimonies and experiences as they chose to act on the promptings of the Spirit in their daily lives. As you read, you will be filled with a sisterly kinship as well as gratitude for the legacy they have left to us to enjoy in the twenty-first century. The author's have made an significant contribution in bringing Voice, Visibility, and Value to LDS Women. I promise it's a must read!