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At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women
At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women
Editor Jennifer Reeder, Editor Kate Holbrook,
Salt Lake City: Church Historian's Press, 2017

At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women

Reviewer Jennifer Hurlbut,

At the Pulpit joins other notable recent books on Latter-day Saint women such as The First Fifty Years of Relief Society, The Witness of Women, the books in the Women of Faith series, and the long-running series of books from the BYU Women's Conference. Each of these seeks to bring the records of female Saints out of relative obscurity. Editors Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook help move this effort forward in At the Pulpit, which presents fifty-four discourses of fifty-one women in full and takes the reader from 1830 up to the present.

Many of the discourses included here were previously hard to find, such as several early talks recorded in journals and minutes. The editors cast their net widely and included a song, a discussion group, and speeches outside of general Relief Society meetings and general conferences. The women featured include a few from places outside the United States, namely, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and Kenya. Each of the discourses is introduced by a brief biography and description of the talk's original setting.