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Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

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In this well-researched biography, an esteemed American cultural historian and a practicing Mormon tells how Joseph Smith formed a new religion from ... Show synopsis

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Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

by bosspossum on Dec 12, 2013

This is a very well written and well researched account of the life of Joseph Smith. I can recommend it to anyone interested in the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith. More

by allred on Feb 17, 2009

A scholarly work. As unbiased as a book like this can be. Interesting read. More


Well written, Hardly Objective

by ghmus7 on Jun 12, 2008

Although this book is touted as 'balanced and informed', this work, although quite beautifully written, it is hardly objective in any sense. Most of the serious objections and historical refutations concerning the historicity of the Book of Mormon are dismissed out of hand as not being worthy of serious ... More


Excellent work on the Prophet

by LifeOnaPlate on Nov 1, 2007

Bushman's look at Joseph Smith is a fascinating and thorough read. Be prepared to learn interesting new things about the Prophet; the book strengthened my faith in the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith. More


By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

by BrianWatkins on Apr 29, 2007

As a trial lawyer, I am always amazed by the reaction of jurors to the reality of human memory and the surpassing difficulty of determining intent and motive. Nobody's stories mesh, everyone perceives things differently--the same person can honestly tell stories with contradictions; and if you do not ... More

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