“We are witnesses to a process of restoration. If you think the Church has been fully restored, you’re just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come.”
—Russell M. Nelson, news release, Oct. 30, 2018, Concepcion, Chile
One of the most intriguing aspects of our Church’s history is that it is still being discovered. Just as early Christians sought out pieces of the cross or searched for the location of Noah’s Ark, it is natural for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to seek to interact with their history. The objects in this book constitute a glimpse at the richness of days gone by and allow us to see, heft, and handle those now-priceless objects that our forbearers did.
In this volume, you will find photos and commentary on objects such as
The Brown Seer Stone
Liberty Jail’s door
David Patten’s rifle
Joseph Smith’s handkerchief
James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ manuscript
Joseph and Hyrum Smith’s death masks
Hyrum Smith’s Martyrdom Clothing
And much more!
50 Relics of the Restoration highlights the history of the Church through sacred objects gathered throughout its history. Included with the objects are some of the most vivid and interesting stories of the Latter-day Saints, which allow those who read them to interact with their beloved forbearers and become a part of their history.