500 Little-Known Facts about Joseph Smith by Wayne Lewis, Jana Lee Cox, and Lee Nelson


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“…a fast, accessible way to learn more about the Prophet Joseph Smith.”
-Deseret News

500 Little-Known Facts about Joseph Smith

by Wayne Lewis, Jana Lee Cox, and Lee Nelson

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Can you name the 117 angels that appeared to Joseph Smith? You’ll be able to after reading this book! With interesting facts, inspiring stories, and even his patriarchal blessing, 500 Little-Known Facts about Joseph Smith is a perfect book to have on hand for your family, for teaching lessons and giving talks, or for personal study.


About the Authors:

Wayne J. Lewis was born in Mesa, Arizona. He served a mission in Virginia and North Carolina. He received his BA in political science in 1969 and his master’s degree in history in 1981, both at Brigham Young University. He taught seminary in Mesa and Snowflake, Arizona, and also taught classes in the College of Religion Education at BYU. His mas- ter’s thesis identified 6,700 names of Latter-day Saints who lived in the state of Missouri during the 1830s and also identified the property that many of these early Saints owned there. He also pursued work toward a PhD in the College of Family Sciences. Wayne has collected books written about Joseph Smith for over forty-five years and has over five hundred books about the Prophet Joseph Smith in his personal library. In 2009, Wayne compiled the first complete bibliography of the Prophet Joseph Smith. In 2010, he printed a second edition enti- tled Joseph Smith Bibliography, Joseph Smith A–Z Volume 1, Reference Encyclopedia.

Jana Lee Tiffany Cox lives in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Max, and two daughters, the youngest of their six children. Max and Jana were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple in March 1984 and are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jana received an Associate of Arts in Psychology from MCC in 1984 and went on to earn a second degree in creative writing in 1986. She has worked for over thirty years in the printing industry, specializing in com- puter layout and design. Jana and Max work together as partners in their own printing business, Legend eXpress Publishing, where she has been instrumental in the production of over one hundred books, from life and family histories, works of fiction, and poetry and art to business manuals and educational material and workbooks. Although she has provided editing assistance to a number of first time authors, Joseph Smith A–Z and 500 Little Known Facts about Joseph and Emma Smith are her largest editing ventures to date.

Lee Nelson‘s historical novels have sold hundreds of thousands of copies since his first novel was released in 1981. Nelson has also published a score of non-fiction works including the top-selling Beyond the Veil series. Nelson was born in Logan, Utah, but spent most of his childhood in California. After serving an LDS mission in Germany, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a Masters Degree in Business, both from Brigham Young University.


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