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The History of the Church - All Seven Volumes - The Complete Latter-Day Saint Reference [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Smith Jr. , B. H. Roberts
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This history was produced by assignment from Church leaders at the beginning of the 20th century. The History editor was B. H. Roberts, a prominent LDS leader. Roberts' assignment was to take the manuscript history produced by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and his clerks between 1838 and 1857 and publish it together with explanatory notes. The history was written as though dictated by Joseph Smith, however he dictated only a small portion of it. The bulk of the manuscript was based on Church records, Church newspaper excerpts and journals of Joseph Smith kept by various men who recorded his activities as well as the diary entries of men who were with Joseph Smith at various times and places or who performed Church missionary efforts, or other tasks of historical importance. The first six volumes of the history cover the life of Joseph Smith, while volume seven concerns the period of time from the death of Joseph Smith (1844) through 1847 and part of 1848. The purpose of volume seven was to cover various matters about and resulting from Joseph Smith's death as well as the important problem of who would succeed him as the leader of the Church. The manuscript history was completed only up to 1838 when Joseph Smith was killed. The bulk of the manuscript history text was written following his death.

This new eBook edition adds valuable commentary and cross-references to more recent church publications, as well as a comprehensive hyperlinked table of contents for easy access to specific topics and time periods in church history.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3228 KB
  • Print Length: 4378 pages
  • Publisher: Chickadee Publishers LLC; 4th eBook edition (14 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00865MLXU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting for background 29 Sept. 2013
By peglady
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4 stars as very interesting. Enjoyable discovering the background to historic events. Will be useful to refer to again when studying The Doctrine and Covenants.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History of the Church 6 Sept. 2012
By Betty L. Davidson - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very happy when this became available for the Kindle at a very low price, much lower than purchasing the physical books. In addition it takes up no space on books shelves in my house. I plan to read this on my Kindle in the coming months and feel I will learn much. I recommend this to anyone who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sains and has a Kindle. You will find it to be a very wise purchase as I have.
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3.0 out of 5 stars History like a Journal 4 Jan. 2013
By Lois Kullberg - Published on Amazon.com
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These volumes are not indexed or searchable by key words or linked to any scriptures, but if you want to read them straight through, there are interesting facts to learn.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of information in one download. 6 Dec. 2012
By R. Hartzell - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the full set of books and is a valuable companion to get the background of scripture study. I only wish that it were easier to find the parts referenced in the headings of the D&C chapters, i.e. vol 2: 49-50. Since there are no page numbers in each volume the easiest way is to search these volumes by date, which is cumbersome, but doable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LDS Church History 22 Oct. 2012
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I am still reading the Book that I purchased. I recently returned from a church history tour and feel that the information I am getting from this book is the best review of the tour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Complete Work of The Early Church 7 Jun. 2013
By Gracalie Cook - Published on Amazon.com
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The volumes start with the early life of the Smiths to the first vision. It gives a history of happenings and doctrines and how they came about. Each volumes covers a period of church history. The seventh volume is an index leading you to the volume and page to answer the questions you want. Very organized and truthful. If you are interested in knowing anything about LDS go to this work.
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