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Stand By My Servant Joseph; The Story of the Joseph Knight Family and the Restoration Hardcover – 2003
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In Nauvoo, the Prophet Joseph Smith reflected on the course of the Restoration and paid tribute to Joseph Knight's family, who had stood by him loyally. "They are my friends," he wrote. Regarded by many as the "second family of the Restoration," the Knight family participated in many of the events of the early Church. Joseph Smith used Brother Knight's wagon to retrieve the plates from the hill Cumorah, and the family was in the first group the Prophet sent to settle Jackson County, Missouri. The Knights endured and stayed faithful throughout their many trials and moved west with the Saints to settle the Salt Lake Valley. William G. Hartley, a highly regarded historian, has carefully researched a multitude of sources and woven a story that is both readable and reliable. This book illustrates the faithfulness of the Joseph Knight family and bears stirring testimony of the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith.
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As I read the book, the story of the Knight family and the history of the treatment of the church members became the focal point. I found the author's writing to be excellent. It definitely maintains interest. I enjoyed the book immensely because of the insight into the effect the elements of the history had on real people. The faithful example shown by the members of this family is an inspiration to all of us. The story of my personal great, great grandfather, while interesting, became secondary to the real story told by the book. I recommend it highly to those who are interested in knowing how the early members reacted to persecutions.