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Book Review: The “Joseph Smith Papers – Documents Volume 4: April 1834 to September 1835”

Editors: Matthew C. Godfrey, Brenden W. Rensink, Alex D. Smith, Max H Parkin, and Alexander L. Baugh Publisher: The Church Historians Press Number of Pages: 668 Binding: Cloth ISBN: 13:978-1-62972-174-3 Price: $54.95 I was on my LDS mission on Oklahoma City when I first began taking a very serious interest in trying to learn as […]

The Stranger Started From Disguise

170 years ago today, on June 27th, 1844 Joseph Smith was murdered in Carthage Jail along with his brother Hyrum Smith.  According to John Taylor and Willard Richards, earlier that afternoon Joseph had asked John Taylor to sing a popular  hymn, now known as “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief”.  When Taylor finished singing it […]