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Joseph F. Smith: Portrait of a Prophet

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This book provides an engaging look at the life and ministry of the sixth President of the Church. Joseph F Smith's father was Hyrum Smith.

Richard Holzapfel is an award winning author and popular speaker. He is an associate professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University.

Hardcover, 375 pages
Published September 28th 2000 by Deseret Book Company (first published September 2000)
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Kim Berkey
May 09, 2011 Kim Berkey rated it liked it
This book was surprisingly accessible as far as early Mormon history goes. It's easy to lose track of wives and children amidst the mix of popular names and the complex intermarriages. The book is far from comprehensive, but does provide an impressive series of pictures to help illuminate the life of Joseph F. Smith. Provides a great framework into which one can submit historical details.
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Jun 30, 2012 Jeremy rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Enjoyed the many pics. Loved the quotes in the end from the various leaders after he died. Amazing man!
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Dr. Richard Holzapfel is a Professor of Church History in the Religious Education Department at BYU. He attended BYU, Hebrew Union College, and the University of California, Irvine (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.) emphasizing in Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish History, Ancient History. Dr. Holzapfel began teaching at Brigham Young University in 1993, and has taught in the Church History, Ancient Scripture, ...more
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