Thank you for posting these additions to a book that I hold dear. The more we know about these stalwart founders of our restoration, the better we can spread the gospel, suffer to the end & know the future of our country is in God's hands. Keep seeking your ancestors & truly you will be given wisdom, knowledge & like Lucy--the ability to stand strong against the adversary.
My wife is a 6th? grand-daughter of Samuel Smith and (of course) 7th of Joseph Smith Sr. She is as emotional as Lucy and cares about her children often to the point of excluding herself from the joy she deserves. (She even has the sculpted chin and big eyes of Lucy!) It will be good for her to hear the true Lucy so she can experience a relief, learning her intense emotions are equally noble.
I just finished reading an ebook based on the 1853 version. Thank you for this comparison. It adds additional perspective
This expanded and annotated version is a wonderful addition to essential books of the church. When my father was a child people were told not to read this history. He never did, but I read this expanded version to him when he was suffering from Alzheimer's. He frequently would sit up and pay attention. I told him know he could tell the Prophet Joseph when he met him that he knew his story. It was a great blessing in our lives.
Thank you for hte photo illustrations, especially if captioned.
Is there a newer edition than 1996?
We will answer the question about Brigham Young's concern about Lucy Mack Smith's biography in an article this week. Stay tuned.
I look forward to reading it. I wonder if you have any insight into Brigham Young's characterization of Lucy Mack Smith's story as being untrue. Any ideas as to why he said that?
I thought it was Brigham Young who ordered the revising of Lucy's manuscript, because of so-called inaccuracies and other items detrimentally to the Church?
This article brings me much happiness!! Just last week I read excerpts from the 1945 edition to my Gospel Doctrine class. We were studying about the 116 pages of manuscript that was lost. I encouraged the class to try to get a copy for themselves but now they will be able to purchase this one which will serve the purpose of knowing Lucy Mack Smith's heart even better! Thank you for choosing to include this article today.
I am pleased and excited to have the opportunity to read these sections of the Lucy Smith's story. We are very blessed to have this made available to us. Thank you for sharing these transcripts with the world!
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