Ravell Call, Ravell Call, Deseret News
Ronald O. Barney, writer and editor of the Joseph Smith Papers, talks about the Joseph Smith lesson manual of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. Ravell Call, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Ronald O. Barney will speak about "Joseph Smith, Man of Faith" at the Men and Women of Faith lecture series Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Church Office Building auditorium, 50 E. North Temple Street, Salt Lake City.

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Barney plans to speak about the life of the Prophet and how his courage and love helped him through a lifetime of trials. His life called for physical and emotional courage, native resourcefulness and an ability to continually adapt. He remained down to earth while having access to the heavens. Through a lifetime of constant verbal and physical harassment, the Prophet's immense love and compassion for others allowed him to stay constant in his efforts to preach and reestablish the Lord's gospel.

For information about this free event, see history.lds.org/event/man-of-faith or call 801-240-2745.