A Voice of Warning (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

A Voice of Warning (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Parley P. Pratt
     
 

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A Voice of Warning is a lively and passionate nineteenth-century argument for Mormonism. Written by Parley P. Pratt, one of the most colorful personalities in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was also Mormonism’s most important noncanonical book for more than half a century after its original

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A Voice of Warning is a lively and passionate nineteenth-century argument for Mormonism. Written by Parley P. Pratt, one of the most colorful personalities in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was also Mormonism’s most important noncanonical book for more than half a century after its original publication in 1837. Pratt presented the case for Mormonism by an appeal to history, reason, and scores of passages from the Bible. Its animated, argumentative, and very often clever style explains Mormonism well and draws a line between it and conventional Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411430297
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
885,968
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author



Parley Parker Pratt was born in central New York State on April 12, 1807. In 1830 Pratt learned of the newly published Book of Mormon. Borrowing a copy, he read it virtually in one sitting, and, convinced that it was true, he embraced Joseph Smith’s message of the restoration of primitive Christianity. Pratt was baptized into the faith in September 1830. From that time on, he was one of the greatest advocates of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its teachings. In 1835 he was ordained a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, and he remained in the church’s leadership until he was murdered in 1857 on his way home from a missionary journey.

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A Voice of Warning (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Pete_Pratt More than 1 year ago
Although it was written before the middle of the 19th century, A Voice of Warning is still a clear exposition of the history and doctrine of the LDS Church, as far as it was known when the book was written. It does not discuss temple ordinances and vicarious work for the dead because both these elements of the restored gospel were revealed after the work was written. It clearly connects the restoration of the gospel that began in 1820 with Old and New Testament prophecies, thus showing how the establishment of the LDS Church is a fulfillment of ancient prophecies. Great-Great Grandpa Parley's writing style reflects the times in which he wrote, and may therefore seem a little over the top for modern readers. That said, his message is as timely and important now, early in the 21st century as it was when he wrote during the 19th century.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really have enjoyed this book!!! It helped me so much in my personal life and helped me see things in a different light! Worth buying and worth getting it for others.
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