The Church History Department has created a series of short videos on the life of President Joseph Fielding Smith available online at history.lds.org/article/joseph-fielding-smith-building-the-kingdom-a-call-to-the-apostleship. “These videos give members insight into the life of a prophet few of us have ever met,” said Kevin Nielson, product manager for History.lds.org.
The short videos can be an effective enhancement for Relief Society and priesthood lessons or for use in family home evening.
In total, 10 videos have been released to offer a glimpse in the life of Joseph Fielding Smith. One video, “A Beloved Father,” shares tender insights from Ethel Georgina Reynolds Smith, Joseph Fielding Smith’s wife. She wrote the following description of a gentle and paternal side of President Smith. “You ask me to tell you of the man I know. I have often thought when he is gone people will say, ‘He is a very good man, sincere, orthodox …’ They will speak of him as the public knows him; but the man they have in mind is very different from the man I know.