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Over the centuries, the story of Christopher Columbus has become so enshrouded in myth that his life has remained largely a mystery to all but a handful of scholars. Yet the prophet Nephi suggests that Columbus stands out among historical figures as "a man among the Gentiles." In fact, Lehi and Nephi identify only two specific individuals in their prophecy of the latter-day Restoration: Christopher Columbus and Joseph Smith. In a sense, these two men stand as bookends to the Restoration—one at the beginning and one at the end. Columbus himself wrote that he was inspired by the Holy Ghost to undertake his voyage—a claim which some historians struggle to accept. In this candid and revealing treatment, author Clark B. Hinckley uncovers a man with two great dreams. Yet what may be the most remarkable aspect of Columbus's life is the degree to which he understood his prophetic mission and his place in history.

 

This unusual painting of Columbus is from LDS Living Magazine September/October which received at our home 10 September 2014. Please look into his eyes.

The text below the picture by the book's author, Clark B. Hinckley reads:

The painting above is the only portrait of the discoverer of America by an artist who claimed to have actually seen Columbus. Painted by artist William Parkinson, the painting is owned by Edward and Janie Rogers of Salt Lake City, Utah. When Mr. Rogers asked the artist whom he had used as a model, Parkinson responded that he had used no one--Columbus had appeared to him during the nigh, and he painted the portrait immediately afterward.