Matthew B. Brown, American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2003, 6×9″ Softbound, 217 pages.
Most Latter-day Saints know the essential story of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, but there are scores of fascinating details of the saga that are seldom told. Now, author Matthew B. Brown connects many little-known historical fragments with more familiar accounts to present the most complete narrative to date on the restoration and translation of this most important scripture. As the engaging story unfolds, youÆll step into scenes suffused with a range of human experience-from awe-inspiring meetings with heavenly beings to very earthly altercations between men. YouÆll examine, in detail, the objects that Joseph Smith found in the stone box, and come to know those who were allowed to handle the sacred engravings. Intriguing and insightful, Plates of Gold: The Book of Mormon Comes Forth presents a sharpened picture of an important segment of LDS history.