The Presidents of the Church: Insights Into Their Lives and Teachings
Author: Truman G. Madsen
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: September 28, 2004
Based on the bestselling lecture series, "Presidents of the Church presents intimate biographical sketches of the fifteen prophets, focusing on events that helped shape each to become a great leader in the Church. Intriguing details, such as Wilford Woodruff's many narrow escapes from death, Lorenzo Snow's experiences in Italy and in the Holy Land, Joseph F. Smith's self-taught language skills, and Heber J. Grant's sacrifices in order to help his widowed mother will give readers a fuller understanding of the Presidents' backgrounds and personalities. You'll learn how each prophet was a man for his own season and also an important player in the grand progression of the gospel.