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 prophet’s bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world.
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Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone RollingUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
I admit this took me forever to read. There was a lot of new (to me) information that I really wanted to think about and check out. The new church published essays helped with that. Extremely ... Read full review
Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone RollingUser Review - Josh - Goodreads
I feel that Bushman gives an honest biography of Joseph Smith. As he says, he included everything “warts and all”. Anyone interested in church history will appreciate this definitive work. Make sure that you are in the right frame of mind before you read this biography. Read full review