What would it have been like to know the Prophet Joseph Smith? Countless Church members have asked themselves that question. Though books written about the Prophet may shed light on his character and personality, nowhere do we find a clearer picture of him than in his own writings.
This volume, now updated and revised, collects the personal writings of Joseph Smith - those written in his own hand or dictated to a scribe - and includes photographs of the original documents. His journal entries, letters and other documents reveal the true character of the Prophet: his humility, his unwavering loyalty to his family and friends, his love of life, his commitment to the Church, and his deep spiritualty and desire to do the will of the Savior, whose servant he was.
Readers will share Joseph's joys and sorrows, understand the price he paid for truth, and realize that here, indeed, was a prophet of God.