Joseph Fielding Smith: Gospel Scholar, Prophet of God

Joseph Fielding Smith Gospel Scholar Prophet of God For the first time in many years all of the biographies written about Church Presidents by Francis M Gibbons from Joseph Smith through Ezra Taft Benson are in print and available in an economical pap

  • Title: Joseph Fielding Smith: Gospel Scholar, Prophet of God
  • Author: Francis M. Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9780875795379
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For the first time in many years, all of the biographies written about Church Presidents by Francis M Gibbons from Joseph Smith through Ezra Taft Benson are in print and available in an economical paperback format Elder Gibbons, who has personally known several Church Presidents, was a secretary to the First Presidency for sixteen years and also served in both the FirstFor the first time in many years, all of the biographies written about Church Presidents by Francis M Gibbons from Joseph Smith through Ezra Taft Benson are in print and available in an economical paperback format Elder Gibbons, who has personally known several Church Presidents, was a secretary to the First Presidency for sixteen years and also served in both the First and Second Quorums of the Seventy.

    One thought on “Joseph Fielding Smith: Gospel Scholar, Prophet of God”

    1. This is an excellent book on our 10th president Joseph Fielding Smith’s life. It is lengthy with 500+ pages. President Smith is special to me because once when I was a student at Brigham Young University the church history class that I was a student in was privileged to have Joseph Fielding Smith and his wife Jessie Evans visit with us briefly as a part of a field trip. Then on May 21, 1971, I took my baby and attended the laying of the cornerstone ceremony for the Provo, Utah temple. Presiden [...]

    2. Feels like mostly a re-hash of the JFS, Jr and Stewart volume, at least in the earlier years. Perhaps there are more aspects of JFS's later life that are original and distinct from the other biography, but I've read the Smith/Stewart to recently to feel like plowing on right now. Perhaps I'll pick this up again in a decade or so, when my memory is more foggy.

    3. Even though this book is not literary, not riveting, and a bit like reading someone's daily routine, I can't help it, I love history. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about this gentle obedient man, his personal beliefs, and life challenges. It made me reflective and eager to share his story with others. (I confess. It took me 6 months to finish.)

    4. I love to read the biographies of the prophet that we are studying for the year in church. I really enjoyed learning all about Joseph Fielding SmithI didn't know much prior to reading this. He was an amazing man! It was a long slow read, but enjoyable.

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