Emma and Lucy

Emma and Lucy Lucy Mack Smith has come to stand as a beloved role model in Church history Not quite as well known is Emma Hale Smith s legacy Yet in the midst of her suffering and persecution her testimony of her

  • Title: Emma and Lucy
  • Author: Gracia N. Jones
  • ISBN: 9781598110395
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lucy Mack Smith has come to stand as a beloved role model in Church history Not quite as well known is Emma Hale Smith s legacy Yet, in the midst of her suffering and persecution, her testimony of her husband s mission and of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon remains.But this is not a book about these women individually For Emma and Lucy had a close, intertwined reLucy Mack Smith has come to stand as a beloved role model in Church history Not quite as well known is Emma Hale Smith s legacy Yet, in the midst of her suffering and persecution, her testimony of her husband s mission and of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon remains.But this is not a book about these women individually For Emma and Lucy had a close, intertwined relationship More mother than mother in law, daughter than daughter in law, they were also women in Israel Bound together by the gospel, their mutual admiration and friendship, and their love for and devotion to Joseph, these women became inseparable later in life as Emma lovingly cared for the aged Lucy.Carefully researched by the great great granddaughter of Emma and Joseph, this remarkable book offers a deep, thoughtful, and tender look at these two most important women of the early Church A fascinating and worthy read for every person interested in Church history.

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    1. I bought two copies of this book for Mother's Day, one for Colleen and one for myself. The plan is to read it together. This is an in-law relationship between two incredible women. I hoped to find inspiration to continually strengthen my relationship with my sweet mother-in-law. Already I have spent time quietly pondering simple statements from this powerful book and I am only 12 pages in. One phrase that has stuck in my head thus far is, what does it mean to be a Mother in Zion. I will keep you [...]

    2. 3.5 Stars. Overall I enjoyed the history of Lucy and Emma as found in this book. There was MUCH about these two women that I didn't know, and I still have much I would like to learn. I thought it would be more of a discussion about the bond between Emma and Lucy (which was touched on some), but mainly it was a history of the separate lives of these two women. The author did include much in the way of her own speculations and interpretations, but she did a great amount of research as well. I lear [...]

    3. For a long while this book was just so-so for me. Four reasons: 1.) The audio narrator is awful! I've had him before on a book and it was painful to hear. He puts inflections where I didn't expect them, and then is as dull as anything at other parts. Not to mention he is male reading a nonfiction written by a female, which is awful. The parts that should be sentimental and sweet just sound odd coming out in a male's voice. It was very jarring when the personal reflections of the author were read [...]

    4. Love reading Gracias books and now I've read all three. I like how she adds her insights of her family members and especially of Emma. As I've said before I've always been drawn to Emma and I love to read anything I can on her. Learning more on Lucy was wonderful to. Both of these women had such great Faith and love for the gospel.

    5. I have great admiration for Emma and Lucy, and after reading this book I have a hunger to know more. These women suffered unprecedented persecution. Emma's suffering was excruciating, but her testimony of her husband's mission and the Book of Mormon, mined from the depths of despair, remains. We need to learn more of these women and tell our daughters about their amazing testimony.

    6. Have read biographies on Emma and Joseph Smith but still learned some historical facts about the early days of the Mormon Church. Gained a better appreciation of Lucy Mack Smith. Also learned more about Father Smith and his role in the restoration of the Gospel. They certainly sacrificed for the Gospel.

    7. I loved this book. It gave a much greater understanding of Lucy and Emma's lives. It's written by Emma's great-great granddaughter and she has done an enormous amount of research to put this book together. I have always loved these 2 women, and now I have a much deeper love and appreciation for them. I think I'd like to read it again.

    8. I'd give it a B+. The author is the great great granddaughter of Joseph and Emma Smith. Her quest is to understand them better and represent them more accurately and in a non-judgmental way. She did a very good job.

    9. This was a good book. It had some of the same stories that are in Lucy Mack Smith's book about the Prophet. I was disappointed because I expected it would tell more of Emma and Lucy's relationship together which it did some. But it mostly told about them separately.

    10. I thought it was going to be a lot better than it was. It has some good parts but for the most part it wasn't anything that I haven't heard. I didn't really like her writing style. It was pretty good, nothing special.

    11. i really liked this book because it made me realize just how much not only Emma did and sacrificed but also Lucy. also kind of gives an explanation as to why emma stayed behind while the rest of the saints went west. read it in one day! :)

    12. This is interesting to read about the wife and mother of the prophet Joseph Smith. It has some new insights into the "feminine" side of the Gospel. It reads like a manual. Not as much fun as a story.

    13. So inspirational. It made me look terrible as a person! There is so much I need to work on. I would recommend this to any LDS person or for anyone who wants to learn about the LDS Church.

    14. So I couldn't make it through this book. A WHOLE LOT of history, which was interesting. But most of the book was about the authors opinion on things that happened. Not my favorite!

    15. Wonderful information about these great women and and their unique relationship, as well as their remarkable families, but the read itself can be tedious in places.

    16. Excellent supplemental reading for any one wanting well-researched, clear, thoughtful,and interesting facts and stories of Lucy Mack Smith and her daughter-in-law Emma Hale Smith.

    17. Like Joseph and Emma, this book will give a good glossing over of the basic facts in the Smith family. I loved learning a little more about Lucy Mack Smith.

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