When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!
This is the remarkable experience of a fourteen-year-old boy who followed a spiritual prompting and called upon God for wisdom and guidance. He was answered with a vision of nearly unequaled grandeur.
Inspired by Joseph Smith's simple yet powerful narrative, artists Cary Austin and Greg Newbold have created a treasury of spectacular paintings. The bold colors and dynamic style are as robust as the American frontier setting against which Joseph's story took place.
Accompanied by the Prophet's own words taken from Joseph Smith—History in The Pearl of Great Price, these paintings vividly bring to life the circumstances that led young Joseph into a grove of trees—and the extraordinary thing that happened to him there. The First Vision is a book that bears powerful testimony of Joseph Smith's prophetic calling; it is a visual and spiritual feast that will be loved by adults and children alike.