Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling (Google eBook)
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 784 pages
Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophetís bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone RollingUser Review - Krista - Goodreads
I liked it okay. Interesting to get a peek into the prophets personality a little bit more. I was bored at times and did some skimming. I didn't find it offensive at all or that it made my testimony waver like some have claimed it did for them. Read full review
Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone RollingUser Review - Tiffany - Goodreads
This book was equally fascinating because of the fantastic events and brutally long as it read like a textbook. Even though I struggled to get through it in time to return to the library, I found ... Read full review