Gracia N. Jones. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 1999. Hardcover, 6×9″, 378 pages.
Inspiring New Insights about this Remarkable Couple
The great-great-granddaughter of Joseph and Emma Smith, Gracia Jones was taught as a young girl not to discuss her relationship to the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After she was baptized a member of the LDS Church, she was intrigued by what she heard of her ancestors, particularly Emma, who was somehow viewed as not quite Joseph’s equal. Emma and Joseph: Their Divine Mission is a careful, sensitive history describing the powerful sustaining relationship that Emma and Joseph shared and their tremendous mutual loyalty through their seventeen years of marriage. In sharing her very personal study of Joseph and Emma, Sister Jones offers readers new understanding into these two very important figures in Church history. Insightful and thoroughly documented, Emma and Joseph: Their Divine Mission will undoubtedly become a classic among all students of Church history. Not only does it contain information that has not been widely available, it presents familiar incidents in a new light, with the author’s unique perspective.