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The impact of Joseph Smith’s life has been debated for decades. Listen as prophets, apostles, professors, and historians discuss the life of Joseph Smith and add their personal witnesses that he was God’s servant. This unique account commemorates the 174th anniversary of the Prophet’s martyrdom.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 179 Ratings

The impact of Joseph Smith’s life has been debated for decades. Listen as prophets, apostles, professors, and historians discuss the life of Joseph Smith and add their personal witnesses that he was God’s servant. This unique account commemorates the 174th anniversary of the Prophet’s martyrdom.

    But for Joseph | Katherine D. Pullins, Jun 2000

    But for Joseph | Katherine D. Pullins, Jun 2000

    Associate law school dean Katherine D. Pullins shares her story of conversion to the gospel and Church that Joseph Smith restored. But for Joseph and his contributions, she testifies, not only would the world be vastly lacking, but so would our individual lives.

    • 32 min
    The Book of Mormon Manuscripts | Preston Nibley, Apr 1957

    The Book of Mormon Manuscripts | Preston Nibley, Apr 1957

    Preston Nibley offers little-known insights into the history of the Book of Mormon manuscripts which help us appreciate its value as a book of scripture.

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    • 29 min
    “Lightning Out of Heaven”: Joseph Smith and the Forging of Community | Terryl L. Givens, Nov 2005

    “Lightning Out of Heaven”: Joseph Smith and the Forging of Community | Terryl L. Givens, Nov 2005

    Joseph Smith ignited something in thousands of men and women that connects them to God and to each other in powerful ways.

    • 40 min
    Joseph Smith: “Praise to the Man”| Gordon B. Hinckley, Nov 1979

    Joseph Smith: “Praise to the Man”| Gordon B. Hinckley, Nov 1979

    Gordon B. Hinckley shares his powerful testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. The most important evidence of his calling is the witness of the Spirit.

    • 29 min
    The Importance of Asking Questions (Excerpted) | Cecil O. Samuelson , Nov 2001

    The Importance of Asking Questions (Excerpted) | Cecil O. Samuelson , Nov 2001

    In our quest for knowledge, we must learn to ask questions - but we must learn to ask the right questions, and we must learn how to find answers.

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    • 9 min
    The Book of Mormon: Man-Made or God-Given? | Tad R. Callster, Nov 2016

    The Book of Mormon: Man-Made or God-Given? | Tad R. Callster, Nov 2016

    Many critics of the Book of Mormon have tried but failed to give a credible alternative to Joseph Smith's testimony of it. How can we know if it is true?

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

BrookBen ,

Great collection!

Thank you for collecting all of these talks about Joseph Smith. I feel even more strongly than ever before that God called Joseph to preach Christ anew for us.

Paddy melt ,

Love these talks

Even wanting to read more on Joseph Smith and these talks really are good and being the spirit to confirm their truth

CornDog81 ,

Love it

I listen to these lectures every couple of years and I am always amazed and the new piece of information that pops out to me.
I wish the recording quality was better, but it still worth listening too!

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