Saturday, November 3, 2018

Martin Harris Biography

The first serious biography of Martin Harris is now available from BYU Studies.
Martin Harris (1783 - 1875)
Written by seasoned historians Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter, this book tells the story of a man who conversed with an angel and had prophetic revelations directed personally to him D&C 5. Without Martin's timely $50 ($1,225 in 2017 dollars) here and $3,000 ($73,536 in 2017 dollars) there, we would not have the Book of Mormon as we enjoy it today. Martin was a man subject to the same desires & appetites we all share. He became disenchanted with the Prophet Joseph and fell away from the Church for a season, returning to the fold late in life.

This new biography tells his fascinating story in vivid detail with a great deal of new material that has never been published before.