Joseph Smith The Prophet
Here is the printed version of the "Joseph Smith tapes."
More than all else I have written or recorded, these cassettes have engendered a return wave, international in scope, of responsive letters and comments. Apparently we live in a new era of catch-all listening: the padded earphones of the "Walkman," the car-cassette playback, the ever-faster computer access to ever-la...more
When I was a green LDS missionary in rural Maine, my trainer introduced me to this collection of lectures. We listened to them as part of our morning study. My mission boundaries included the birthplace of Joseph Smith, and the town where he had a famous leg operation as a boy. So I was primed to relish these lectures.
Madsen is cand ...more
Outside of Mormon circles, there is often confusion about how Mormons view Joseph Smith. It's certain that we do not worship him. Rather, we revere him as the first prophet of the latter days. We revere him for having restored the full gospel with its saving ordinances. In the b ...more
Too much popcorn popping ...more
I listened to the recording of these lectures given by Truman Madsen in conjunction with reading the published work. It was interesting to note the instances where his words were rearranged or left out completely for the sake of clarification, correction or simplicity. For the most part, the omissions were understandable, but there were a few instances where his comments were charming or informative, and I would have liked to see them in written form.
This is not a catch-all biography of ...more
Its an excellent book, and a powerful and meaningful tribute to the Prop ...more