Thirteen,year,old George Albert Smith was told in his patriarchal blessing: "Thou shalt become a mighty prophet in the midst of the sons of Zion. Thou shalt become a mighty apostle in the church and kingdom of God upon the earth, for none of thy father's family shall have more power with God than thou shalt have, for none shall excel thee. " The ultimate fulfillment of this blessing came as he served many years later as the eight president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter,day Saint.
In George Albert Smith Kind and Caring Christian, Prophet of God, author Francis M. Gibbons presents a thorough and penetrating portrait of this great leader. He bring to life George Albert Smith's childhood in the heart of Salt Lake City his service in the Southern States Mission his work as president of the European Mission and as an Apostle his struggles with poor health his love of family and friends his Christian service to countless people from all walks of life his love of historical trails and commemorative markers and monuments and his compassionate ministry to all the world as president of the Church.
Readers who have enjoyed the author's previous books will enjoy this latest portrait of a prophet. It will be especially valuable to everyone desiring to understand the background and personality of this kind and caring Christian and prophet of God.
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