My Fellow Servants: Essays on the History of the Priesthood (Soft Cover Book) by William G. Hartley
The restoration of the priesthood authority was a key event in the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Joseph Smith in 1830, as is well known.
Much less familiar is the fascinating process of continuing revelation and administrative brilliance that has unfolded over the last two centuries as priesthood offices and quorums have gone into action. This book makes available William G. Hartley's lifetime of research about the powerful story.
Interesting question include: How were local congregations organized before there were wards and ward bishops? Do bishopric counselors need to be high priests? When did leaders begin to expect all boys to receive the Aaronic priesthood at age 12 in preparation for becoming elders?
These, and many others are answered on the pages of this unique and very significant book.