Glad Tidings Near Cumorah: Firsthand Accounts of Sacred Places, Angelic Visitations, and Ancient Relics (Google eBook)

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Cedar Fort, Nov 1, 2003 - Religion - 153 pages
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Noted author Bruce Dana has compiled a wonderful collection of eyewitness accounts detailing the establishment of the LDS Church the miraculous events of the Restoration come alive through these anecdotes a perfect gift for someone learning about the Church, but certain to strengthen the testimonies of all who read it After long centuries of apostate darkness, the restoration of the gospel began to unfold in upstate New York in the 1820s. In this peaceful area near the Hill Cumorah, young Joseph Smith spoke with Moroni, an angel sent from heaven. Moroni told Joseph a book written upon gold plates was buried in the nearby hill. Joseph Smith was also told there were other sacred items deposited with the plates. Whatever became of those sacred relics? Read about: Eyewitness accounts of the gold plates that were translated into the Book of Mormon Items viewed by the Three Witnesses, such as the sword of Laban, the Liahona, and the Urim and Thummim Appearances by resurrected beings to early members of the Church Joseph Smith's seer stone Your testimony will be strengthened as you read fascinating eyewitness accounts of early Saints who lived in this sacred area, saw heavenly visitors and beheld marvelous relics from the past.
  

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Contents

EVENTS THAT LED TO THE FIRST VISION
6
VARIOUS ACCOUNTS
20
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES OF THE FATHER
33
HOW JOSEPH WAS ABLE TO SEE THE FATHER
35
MORONIS THIRD VISIT
48
JOSEPH VIEWS CONTENTS OF THE BOX
61
INSTRUMENTS
76
THE PROPHETS
85
DESCRIPTION AND WEIGHT OF THE PLATES
101
RESTORATION OF THE MELCHIZEDEK
115
MARVELOUS
123
INDEX
144
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