September 30, 2013
Yesterday evening, Elder Findlay and I went to a very interesting presentation by a man in our area. This man used to own a bookstore, and is a collector of rare and old scriptures. He had (every single one of these is original) a Wycliffe Bible, a Tyndale Bible, a Geneva Bible, and a King James Bible which weighed 40 pounds! He also had a first edition printing of the Doctrine & Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. He even had Napoleon Bonaparte's own prayer book!
He also had an original first edition copy of the Book of Mormon! Most of all, he had Joseph Smith's personal thumb Bible. A thumb Bible is an abbreviated version of the Bible. This one was 2 inches by 3 inches long! Tiny thing! The thumb Bible had Joseph Smith's signature in the front cover and the back cover! He also had Joseph Smith's own copy of the Book of Mormon. Moreover, Elder Findlay and I got to hold Joseph Smith's own Bible and Book of Mormon! What a rare experience! Not to get all relicy, but Elder Findlay and I were ecstatic!
I love you all!