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Gospel Doctrine: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Joseph F. Smith
TitleGospel Doctrine: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Joseph F. Smith
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1919
AuthorsSmith, Joseph F.
Number of Pages696
PublisherThe Deseret News
CitySalt Lake City
KeywordsAgency; Baptism; Blessings; Church Organization; Doctrine; Endure to the End; Eternal Life; Faith; Gift of the Holy Ghost; Gifts of the Spirit; Hope; Joseph Smith; Marriage; Missionary Work; Obedience; Priesthood; Prophet; Repentance; Sabbath Day; Salvation; Testimony; Truth
Abstract
President Joseph F. Smith was so long in the public service of the Church that his published sermons and writings would fill many volumes. The difficult problem of the compilers of this volume has been to make a collection of extracts that would do full justice to the man and that, at the same time, could be contained in a volume of moderate size. Every reader who knows Church literature will note the shortcomings of the work; and none more than the compilers. However, incomplete as it may be, this collection is well worth while, for it contains a wealth of gospel wisdom, to instruct, comfort, and inspire the Saints.
 
The literature of the Church has been carefully and systematically searched to discover all of President Smith's public writings and sermons. Those of a historical nature have not been used in this collection, as they may well be made into another volume.
 
The compilers give their thanks to the many who, with hearts full of love for President Smith, have helped in the work.
 
The work has reaffirmed to us that prophets, speaking for God, are with us.

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