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📒Brigham Young ✍ Preston Nibley
✏Brigham Young Book Summary : Brigham Young (1801-1877) was born in Whittingham, Vermont to John Young and Abigail Howe. he moved at an early age to Mendon, New York where he became a carpentar. In 1832 Brigham Young was baptized a member of the LDS Church and eventually moved with the Church to Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois. After the death of Joseph Smith, Brigham became the second leader of the Church and directed the exodus to the west and settlement in Utah.
📒Brigham Young And The Expansion Of The Mormon Faith ✍ Thomas G. Alexander
✏Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith Book Summary : As president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah’s first territorial governor, Brigham Young (1801–77) shaped a religion, a migration, and the American West. He led the Saints to Utah, guided the establishment of 350 settlements, and inspired the Mormons as they weathered unimaginable trials and hardships. Although he generally succeeded, some decisions, especially those regarding the Mormon Reformation and the Black Hawk War, were less than sound. In this new biography, historian Thomas G. Alexander draws on a lifetime of research to provide an evenhanded view of Young and his leadership. Following the murder in 1844 of church founder Joseph Smith, Young bore a heavy responsibility: ensuring the survival and expansion of the church and its people. Alexander focuses on Young’s leadership, his financial dealings, his relations with non-Mormons, his families, and his own deep religious conviction. Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith addresses such controversial issues as the practice of polygamy (Young himself had fifty-five wives), relations and conflicts between Mormons and Indians, and the circumstances and aftermath of the horrific events of Mountain Meadows in 1857. Although Young might have done better, Alexander argues that he bore no direct responsibility for the tragedy. Young relied on the counsel of his associates, and at times, the Mormon people pushed back to prevent him from implementing changes. In some cases, such as polygamy and the doctrine of blood atonement, the church leadership eventually rejected his views. Yet on the whole, Brigham Young emerges as a multifaceted human figure, and as a prophet revered by millions of LDS members, an inspired leader who successfully led his people to a distant land where their community expanded and flourished.
📒Diary Of Brigham Young 1857 ✍ Brigham Young
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📒Brigham Young ✍ John G. Turner
✏Brigham Young Book Summary : Brigham Young was a rough-hewn New York craftsman whose impoverished life was electrified by the Mormon faith. Turner provides a fully realized portrait of this spiritual prophet, viewed by followers as a protector and by opponents as a heretic. His pioneering faith made a deep imprint on tens of thousands of lives in the American Mountain West.
✏The Teachings of President Brigham Young Vol 3 1852 1854 Book Summary :
📒Brigham Young ✍ Cory Gideon Gunderson
✏Brigham Young Book Summary : Traces the life of Brigham Young, from his Vermont childhood to his rise as the leader of the Mormon Church.
📒Manuscript History Of Brigham Young 1847 1850 ✍ William S. Harwell
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📒Brigham Young The New York Years ✍ Richard F. Palmer
✏Brigham Young the New York years Book Summary : Brigham Young died 130 years ago and is still numbered among the pantheon of legendary personalities of the American West--a dynamic religious leader and hearty pioneer who led a vast pilgrimage to the Great Basin in 1847. As a colonizer, he displayed memorable leadership and business ability and was responsible for the development of the mountain and desert territory stretching northward to Canada and south into the heart of Mexico. But he haled from upstate New York, where he was raised, married, and started his career as a carpenter during the years that form the basis for this study.
📒Brigham Young ✍ Leonard J. Arrington
✏Brigham Young Book Summary : Brigham Young comes to life in this superlative biography that presents him as a Mormon leader, a business genius, a family man, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including documents, personal diaries, and private correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings Young to life as a towering yet fully human figure, the remarkable captain of his people and his church for thirty years, who combined piety and the pursuit of power to leave an indelible stamp on Mormon society and the culture of the Western frontier. From polygamy to the Mountain Meadows Massacre to the attempted preservation of Young’s Great Basin Kingdom, we are given a fresh understanding of the controversies that plagued Young in his contentious relations with the federal government. Brigham Young draws its subject out of the marginal place in history to which the conventional wisdom has assigned him, and sets him squarely in the American mainstream, a figure of abiding influence in our society to this day.
📒The Essential Brigham Young ✍ Brigham Young
✏The Essential Brigham Young Book Summary : After converting to Mormonism in 1832, Brigham Young (1801-77) quickly rose to prominence and was called to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles within three years. He personally directed the highly successful 1839 proselyting mission to Great Britain, and he was appointed president of the Twelve Apostles the following year. In 1846-47 he oversaw the epic colonization of the Intermountain West. Self-educated and preoccupied with the day-to-day business of his widespread empire, Young rarely found time to read. But he delivered hundreds of lively, extemporaneous sermons which blended common sense with theological speculation. Such homespun treatises carried an immediacy that was absent from the philosophically-oriented studies of his ecclesiastical colleague Orson Pratt, though, at the same time, Young's speeches could be unfocused and contradictory. Several of the more controversial teachings that Young promulgated--Adam-as-God, divine omniscience, and blood atonement--have sparked considerable debate since they were first uttered more than one hundred years ago. "Will you love your brothers and sisters likewise," he once asked, "when they have committed a sin that cannot be atoned for without the shedding of their blood? Will you love that man or woman well enough to shed their blood?" Other favorite topics were the "personality of God," "election and reprobation," and "the resurrection." His sermons usually begin in a chatty way: "I remarked last Sunday that I had not felt much like preaching," or "When I contemplate the subject of salvation, and rise before a congregation to speak upon that all-important matter, it has been but a few times in my life that I could see a beginning point to it, or a stopping place." Readers will find themselves drawn into the rhythm of Young's rhetoric in the same way as his original hearers were.