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Essentials in Church History: A History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from the Birth of Joseph Smith to the Present Time 1922 (Classics in Mormon Literature)

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1922. With Introductory Chapters on the Antiquity of the Gospel and the Falling Away. Written by an Elder and Historian of the Church and a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles. In the spring of 1820, young Joseph Smith Jr. retired to the woods near his home and offered a simple prayer to our Father in Heaven. A series of remarkable spiritual experiences prepared ...more
Paperback, 704 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1973)
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Jul 17, 2013 Malinda rated it really liked it
This was a great book about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I really enjoyed it. It was beefy and read more like a textbook but I really am glad I read it as I learned a lot about this church and gospel that I love.
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Jun 21, 2013 Richard Downey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The actual edition that I'm reading carries the history through to the Presidency of Joseph Fielding Smith. It was a present to me as I went into the mission field.
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Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr. was the tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1970 until his death. He was the son of Joseph F. Smith, who was the sixth president of the LDS Church. His grandfather was Hyrum Smith, brother of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith, Jr., who was Joseph Fielding's great-uncle.
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