Independence, MO. John Whitmer Books, 2014 . Print-on-demand. Hardcover/dust jacket. 701pp.
His name has been affixed to "The Testimony of Eight Witnesses" that has been printed in millions of copies of the Book of Mormon since 1830. The John Whitmer Historical Association is named in his memory.
Yet many know little more than his name and the idea that he never recanted his faith in the Book of Mormon. The better informed likewise know that John Whitmer became wary of Joseph Smith and Mormonism, turned his back on what had been a sublime adventure, and thus became a cautionary tale to the faithful.
But there is so much more to his story. In Eighth Witness: The Biography of John Whitmer, Ronald E. Romig assembles a more complete picture of the life and influence of this founding father of Mormonism. Exhaustively researched, this full-life biography is complemented by 25 appendices with information on John Whitmer's history of early Mormonism, correspondence and the Book of Mormon character documents. New. Item #25432