All Things Restored

By Matthew B. Brown

Synopsis: This book is a compilation of evidences that strengthen the case for the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith and the veracity of the Book of Mormon.

Strong Points: This is very well done. It is interesting, well-researched, well-written, broad in its scope of evidences, and very persuasive. After reading this book you can't not think the Church is true. It covers a wide range of details, such as the physical transfiguration of Joseph Smith's countenance when receiving revelation, to prophecies that stand fulfilled, to significant portions of the Joseph Smith Translation being in line with the conclusions of modern scholarship, to Joseph Smith being the precise fulfillment of ancient Jewish prophecy about a prophet in the last days who would prepare the way for the Messiah. There is also a chapter on the veracity of the Book of Mormon which examines its textual, archaeological, and other lines of evidence so well that I do not think any other book is required for someone looking for a book about evidence for the Book of Mormon - it's all right here. Not only is the Book detailed and broad, it is also very succinct and concise, and it doesn't take too long to read. Highly recommended.

Weak Points: While the Book is generally well-written, I did feel that a few concepts could have been better explained for the benefit of the reader inexperienced with this kind of subject matter. But on the whole, the book is very well done and reader-friendly even for the reader with a casual understanding.

Interesting: 4.7/5

Must Read: 3.9/5

Overall: 4.9/5


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