Gerald E. Smith. Provo, Ut: Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholorship, Brigham Young University, 2015. Softbound, 6×9″, 302 pages.
Joseph Smith wasn’t merely the Book of Mormon’s prophetic translator—he was also a student of the sacred record. Gerald E. Smith’s Schooling the Prophet offers evidence that the Latter-day Saint prophet was quietly influenced by one of the most important sources of religious thought and sacred protocol that he knew—the Book of Mormon—on issues such as the nature of God, priesthood, and the temple.