“Pillar of Light” — Joseph Smith’s First Vision in a Graphic Novel

Pillar of Light Summary

Pillar of Light Summary

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the First Vision, Andrew Knaupp and Sal Velluto, have created a graphic novel adaption of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. Pillar of Light teaches youth through a talented blend of imagery and words. Their goal is to inspire young readers to build their testimonies of the Prophet Joseph Smith and provide insights for receiving their own personal revelation. Details from all four wondrous accounts written by Joseph Smith as well as from those who heard him tell his firsthand experience are captivatingly blended together.

Pillar of Light Review

Pillar of LIght story of Joseph Smith's First Vision

I will readily admit that graphic novels, aka comic books, are not historically my first choice of reading format. We didn’t read a lot of comic books at my house growing up, but as a parent, I have children who love graphic novels, and for one, I’ve learned she absorbs information much better in that format, so I’ve come to appreciate their value. And they’re just fun.

Pillar of Light is the story of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. For those of you not familiar, Joseph Smith was the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his first vision is one of the foundations of Latter-day Saint testimony.

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel teaches the First Vision in clear and easily understandable words and images. While you may think this book is for children, it’s for readers of all ages who enjoy graphic novels. After reading this one, I hope Sal Velluto and Andrew Knaupp will collaborate on more Latter-day Saint graphic novels.

You can watch a video commentary from Pillar of Light’s creators here:

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