Lu Ann Brobst Staheli‘s book MEN OF DESTINY: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH was published on May 15, 2014 51sMH6Bf53L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Back cover blurb:

Contemporaries by birth, Abraham Lincoln and the Prophet Joseph Smith shared extraordinary connections beyond the hardships they endured. Being raised in a poor farming family, suffering the loss of an older sibling, receiving little formal education, and experiencing a spiritual reawakening as a youth helped shape Lincoln’s life and Joseph’s. The service given to fellow men and country, each marrying the woman he loved despite opposition from her family, and a rise to leadership kept Joseph and Abraham on the same path. And in the end, they shared a common destiny—each died a martyr for the principles he believed in.Men of Destiny: Abraham Lincoln and the Prophet Joseph Smith unveils the parallels between the lives of these remarkable men, from their humble beginnings to their rise from obscurity, one to head the restored Church, the other to lead the greatest nation on earth.
What others say abut the book:
An easy, enjoyable, fast and yet strangely unforgateble read
By Mile Marker 2020

“Staheli has successfully brought to life two American giants—Joseph Smith and Abraham Lincoln—and we understand for the first time how similar their paths really were. A fascinating read!”

Michael K. Winder, author of Presidents & Prophets: The Story of America’s Presidents and the LDS Church
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  1. Cande says:

    My first companion was Elder Arlen W. Bell, a great scriatoripn. He had been confined to his apartment for months because the city he was working in passed an ordinance making it illegal to proselyte. He spent the time memorizing scriptures. I really thought he must have memorized the whole Bible, because I sat in meetings with him when he literally confounded ministers. As I analyzed it, I realized that modern day revelations made the difference. Ours is the only church with 12 apostles and a prophet. We build and operate temples around the world. We understand the apostasy and end to revelation with the closing of the Bible, and we understand the scriptures that promise apostasy and restoration. We have clarity in our doctrine. From there, I tried to follow Elder Bell’s example and memorize everything I could get my hands on. While I have lost a lot of it, I still have the things I need. But we have been blessed with the fullness of the gospel, and this because of modern day revelation. There is no other plausible explanation for Joseph Smith than he was a prophet of God. Without that explanation, he would be superhuman; the greatest genius in the history of the world. Of course, he was a prophet of God, and God was using him to restore all truth. The priesthood received by him and Oliver Cowdery in 1829 from the hands of Peter, James and John was transmitted from man to man to our current day apostles and prophets. All other explanations pale, falter and become nonsensical.

    • Thank you for your comment Cande. Since this post LuAnn the author of this book has past away from cancer. I am sure she would have love to see your comment. She was an LDS author like myself. 🙂

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