I started reading The History of Joseph Smith by his Mother less than 2 weeks ago and finished the book last night. It was such an amazing read! The personal accounts given (by his mother) of Joseph's character as a child, in his youth, and as an adult are truly inspiring. I'm sad to say how naive I was prior to reading the book on my knowledge of the hardships his family faced. I learned so many details that I hadn't known before. Some of the stories she recalled brought me to tears. It absolutely strengthened my testimony of Joseph Smith, his hardships and the restoration of the church. There was so much opposition when the church was being established, that I am amazed at the multiple sacrifices some members made...their faith was unshakeable.
It has made me ask myself,
What could I sacrifice more of in my life to be a better member of the Church?
Anyone looking to learn more about Joseph, his family and the restoration of the church, I recommend reading this book. It will definitely put life back in perspective for you.
Next on my list:
What’s the most recent book you’ve read?