Church News: About the cover

The momentous event of 14-year-old Joseph Smith praying in a grove of trees near his home in the spring of 1820, as portrayed by artist Kenneth Riley, began events leading to the restoration of the gospel.

In this special issue of the Church News, authors describe the significance of various aspects of Church history and the Doctrine and Covenants, the scriptural foundation of the Restoration. The Doctrine and Covenants and Church history are the subjects of the Sunday School course of study for 1997.

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