by Roy A. Cheville
Joseph Smith, Jr., and Emma Hale were married on January 18, 1827, one hundred and fifty years before the publication date of this book in January 1977. To mark the anniversary, Roy Cheville presents Joseph and Emma, Companions. In his introduction, the author defines companionship in terms of its root words—"com" meaning "together" and "pan" translating as "bread." Thus, companions are "those who share bread together." This is the story of two who shared the bread of life.
One section in this book will no doubt become a classic. This is titled the "Enduring Continuants." It contains twenty-six basic principles that Joseph and Emma shared in their marriage, beliefs that held them together in times of danger and despair.