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JOSEPH SMITH A-Z  Volumes 1,2 &3

This is a first ever exhaustive trilogy of the Prophet Joseph Smith, his life, ministry and now world-
wide influence. This three-volume study is a must for every Student of Mormonism’s founding
prophet.

PRICE:
EACH VOLUME:  $39.00

VOLUME 1:

JOSEPH SMITH BIBLIOGRAPHY
JOSEPH SMITH A-Z   -   VOLUME 1
REFERENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA
FIRST EXCLUSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS, PAINTINGS, CD’s and MOVIES
Front cover of volume 1
Volume 2:
Joseph Smith’s Timeless Treasures
JOSEPH SMITH A-Z   -   VOLUME 2
REFERENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA
 ALL-IN-ONE COLLECTION: DOCUMENTS AND DATA
Front Cover of  volume 2
Back cover of volume 2
VOLUME 3:

Joseph Smith’s Tribute
Directory of convert BAPTISMS 1830-1844
Joseph Smith A-Z  - Volume 3
Reference Encyclopedia
Courageous Saints During Joseph Smith’s Lifetime
Wayne J. Lewis, compiler & Editor
Front cover of volume 3

Later Patriarchal Blessing of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.




Compiled by H. Michael Marquardt


Published by The Smith-Pettit Foundation

Salt Lake City, Utah  2012

Limited to 501 copies.
590 pages
$90.00
The office of Patriarch to the Church was established by revelation by  the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1833 and the history of this office
has become somewhat convoluted and confusing. Originally the Patriarch to the Church was sustained as a “Prophet,Seer and Revelator” along
with the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve and the Seventies. The Church Patriarch sat next to the First Presidency at General
Conference and participated in Quorum Meetings. In 1979, then President Spencer W. Kimball ,effectively abolished the office of
Patriarch to the Church when he announced that Eldred G. Smith was given emeritus status.
Patriarchal blessings are still given by Stake Patriarchs, but the status and symbolic importance of the office of Patriarch to the Church
has now passed on as with so many other changes the Church has undergone since its inception in 1930. H. Michael Marquardt does an
admirable job explaining this evolution in his 54-page introduction.