William Earl McLellin was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints soon after the publication of the Book of Mormon. He quickly gained a testimony and went on to associate closely with Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and other figures associated with the origins of the restored gospel.
In this volume of writings rediscovered by Brent Ashworth and edited by Mitchell K. Schaefer, readers will find McLellin's often-changing views of his experiences with the Mormon faith carefully crafted into various treatises. McLellin covers topics ranging from baptism and the Book of Mormon to the Second Coming and the establishment of Zion. "Many of McLellin's ideas are distinctly Mormon," writes Steven C. Harper, author of the volume's introduction, "though with his unique interpretations." [Kurt Manuring - Review]