Missionary in the Middle East

The Journals of Joseph Wilford Booth

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Price $37.99

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About the Book

Joseph Wilford Booth, one of the first Latter-day Saint missionaries in the Ottoman Empire, served for seventeen years between 1898 and 1928 in what is today Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. This collection of topically arranged, annotated, and contextualized excerpts from Booth’s journals provides insights about the early Latter-day Saint presence in the Middle East, including the everyday lives of the missionaries, local Church members, and larger populations in the region. Booth’s journals address the broader social, political, and cultural issues of a volatile period in the Middle East as he witnessed the end of the Ottoman Empire and the destructive effects of World War I on the region as a whole, but especially on the Ottoman Armenian population.

ISBN 978-1-9503-0458-5

Expected August 26, 2024