Author: Cecilia Jensen with Stanford A. Carmack
New England, 1820: the Second Great Awakening sweeps through the land, fanning flames of religious fervor like a slumbering brush fire awakened by the wind. In Palmyra, New York, revivals of faith soon develop into wars of words as convert rails against convert, neighbor against neighbor, parent against child. In the midst of the uproar a young boy named Joseph Smith stands forth with a claim that two glorious personages appeared to him in the woods and declared none of the churches in the land contained the fullness of the truth. What follows is an unfolding tale of social and spiritual drama surrounding this boy-prophet who founded one of the most controversial and compelling religious movements in American history. Captured here in vibrant historical fiction by an inspired author who made its telling her life work, and validated by Elder John K. Carmack of the Seventy, this account uniquely illuminates and enlivens the story of Joseph Smith as a stalwart witness of the Lord and builder of His kingdom in the latter days.