Benjamin Franklin (1812-1878) was an influential leader among conservative brethren in the Restoration Movement. Much of his influence came as through his work as editor of the American Christian Review – a paper he started in 1856 and continued as the editor until his death.
Daniel Sommer (1850-1940), a protégé of Franklin, also became a leading voice opposing innovations like the missionary society and instrumental music among the disciples. A few years after Franklin’s death, he purchased the American Christian Review and continued that work – changing the paper’s name to Octographic Review, and then later Apostolic Review.
Sincerity and the Way to Heaven contains two stories about a young man searching for the truth in a world of religious confusion. The first is Franklin’s original story – Sincerity Seeking the Way to Heaven – about how this young man learned to obey the gospel. The second is the sequel that Sommer wrote to the original – Sincerity Teaching the Way to Heaven – which discusses how this young man dealt with the innovations that had crept in among the disciples in the 19th century.
Type: Paperback, perfect bound
Page count: 116 pages
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″