Reeder, Jennifer

First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith


From acting as a scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon to founding the Relief Society, Emma Hale Smith was a key figure in the Restoration. She was also her husband’s anchor and the love of his life. But how much do we really know about her role, teachings, and leadership?

Drawing upon letters written by Emma to Joseph and to many others, along with minutes from Relief Society meetings and other artifacts, this book sketches a more complete portrait of this elect lady. It allows each of us to become personally acquainted with Emma as we learn more about her essential work as a leader, a wife, and a mother in the early days of the Church.


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Jennifer Reeder is the nineteenth-century women’s history specialist at the Church History Department in Salt Lake City. She has coedited two books: At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses of Latter-day Saint Women and Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies of the Restoration. She earned her PhD in American history at George Mason University.

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