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Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Kirby Letham - Goodreads

If I could mark 4.5 I would. I didn't give it a 5 only because it was lacking...and I don't know how to explain that right now; maybe later I will. This book is not a "feel good, get the spirit" type ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Robert Peck - Goodreads

I am only about 20% through it but I really like how thorough it is. The author goes out of his way to be as objective as he can be. I really liked his summary of the Book of Mormon. I got several insights i hadn't thought of. Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Scott Christensen - Goodreads

Written with an objective view, Rough Stone Rolling helped me understand Joseph as both a prophet and as a man. I was fascinated by the intricate details of his life, especially the sections on ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

A must read for all LDS, IMO. It is a thorough detailed account of Josephs life, his religious innovations, his successes and his failures. It leaves room for faith but does not require it. I know Joseph much better than before and want to know many of the details of his life even more now. Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Dan Hiland - Goodreads

Best of the best. I realize how many books there are out there about Joseph Smith, and admit I haven't read them all. But after working though Bushman's book, I believe I've read the best there is. He ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Excellent biography of Joseph Smith. Placing the Mormon prophet and founder within the context of history gives a breadth and depth to understanding this incredible and intriguing man. Although this ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Wesley - Goodreads

Required reading for anyone with sneaky little doubts about anything they've heard or read elsewhere about Joseph Smith. Or for anyone with doubts about anything regarding the LDS church. Maybe you've ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

I bought this book after listening to a DVD of Bushman talking about it-- there was a question and answer - people asked if he left anything out he now wished he put in. He said he tried to address ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Jacob Lines - Goodreads

This is THE biography of Joseph Smith. Bushman is a top-notch historian of early America – degrees from Harvard, professor at Columbia, professional awards for his work. He is also a practicing Mormon ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Calle - Goodreads

This book was extremely informative. The author is upfront about his bias (he's a believing mormon) in the preface, and while he occasionally comes to Smith's defense in the book, he doesn't shy away ... Read full review


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