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Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Jenne - Goodreads

There has been so much hype around this biography of Joseph Smith that I expected something different. It's well researched, definitely, but not as jarring as I expected. There was very little new to ... Read full review

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  - Melody - Goodreads

I thought this book was a very good glimpse at the life of Joseph Smith. There are places that I think Bushman could have gone into more depth, but overall it was a very good biography. Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

Even handed. Detailed. Fascinating. 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  - Ray Palmer - Goodreads

Unlike Fawn Brodie's No Man Knows My History, Rough Stone Rolling is a dense and detailed exploration of the life of Joseph Smith. It's been accused of being overly apologetic, but such accusations ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - Mzford - Goodreads

This is the second time I've read this book, and I must confess to enjoying it much more the second time. This may due to the fact that I am currently living in Nauvoo where so much of Joseph's ... Read full review

Review: Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

User Review  - BHodges - Goodreads

Best biographical treatment of the Mormon prophet available in print. I first read it back in 2008 so it was fun to revisit after seven years. 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  - Ben - Goodreads

Loved this book. The author does a nice job of balancing Joseph Smith's legacy both as a prophet and as a regular citizen. It's neat how much American history gets woven into the story - the Second ... Read full review


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