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In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith Jr. emerged from a grove of trees with a message that would change the world and convert millions to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. The foundation upon which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is built, Joseph Smith's First Vision, is canonized as scripture, taught to children, preached by missionaries, and frequently repeated in sermons by Church leaders. President Gordon B. Hinckley explained the vital role of this historical narrative when he said that "our entire case as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests on the validity of this glorious First Vision."
in this rich, in-depth, study, author Matthew B. Brown helps the reader realize the First Vision more fully—with added detail, clarity, and understanding. He places events in historical context, answers criticisms, and compares and contrasts the various recitals of the First Vision, showing the remarkable harmony that exists between the accounts as well as the minor differences.
Gain deeper insight about one of the most important events in history in this fascinating, well-researched volume by acclaimed Latter-day Saint historian Matthew B. Brown.
Reprint from 2009