Perspectives on the Prophet Joseph Smith explores the life of Joseph Smith through various points of view.
In this episode of Perspectives, former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley expounds on the life and ministry of Joseph Smith. From his childhood to his assassination at the hands of a vengeful mob, Joseph Smith demonstrated unwavering faith and devotion to the Lord. He decisively proved that "greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). President Hinckley reviews events in Joseph's life that served to refine and prepare him for his divinely appointed mission. He also refutes some of the common accusations that are raised by critics of Joseph Smith.