In 1820, a young farm boy in search of truth has a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Three years later, an angel guides him to an ancient record buried in a hill near his home. With Gods help, he translates the record and organizes the Saviors church in the latter days. Soon others join him, accepting the invitation to become Saints through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. But opposition and violence follow those who defy old traditions to embrace restored truths. The women and men who join the church must choose whether or not they will stay true to their covenants, establish Zion, and proclaim the gospel to a troubled world. The Standard of Truth is the first book in Saints, a new, four-volume narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fast-paced, meticulously researched, Saints recounts true stories of Latter-day Saints across the globe and answers the Lords call to write history for the good of the church, and for the rising generations (Doctrine a...
|Title||:||The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||1065 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846 Reviews
I am very grateful for the people who kept journals and letters from saints. The history here is amazing! The whole time I was reading I would often think to myself, “Could I have survived this? Would I have stayed?” I felt the spirit strongly and an overwhelming love for the people accounted for in this book. Give it up for Joseph Smith! He seriously had trails that would of broke a feeble man. Also, Emma Smith...dang girl! That’s a strong woman!
I am shamelessly proud of my Church and the great strides they have made in the publishing of Saints: The Standard of Truth. This is fantastic history and beautiful prose. I have always been an avid reader, my early encounters with Church history weren't positive: I remember reading excerpts from Our Heritage in Sunday School and finding it absolutely dry. Perhaps I have matured since then, and I do feel more invested in my Church and its history now. But I think part of that is finding Church h ...more
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in history. I love reading books that are about real people. What they think, what they do, why they do what they do. It’s all interesting.
I haven’t made it a big secret that I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And the history of that has always interested me as well. But…I love reading fiction. Non-fiction books can be really hard for me to read. I don’t feel like I read them quickly and sometimes I get bored with ...more
Really well done, engaging and readable history. I'm an LDS history buff, and there were still things I didn't know! It's long, but it doesn't seem long because of the short chapters and engaging, interesting style (they end chapters on "cliffhangers").
Reading as someone who is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I found this book to be a very detailed account of the early years of the Latter-day Saints movement. As an official Church publication, I suppose one could make the argument that the book is biased in favor of the traditional narrative, but I don't think that really impacts negatively on the book's value as a historical work. There's a lot of fascinating history here, and it's told well, and extensively f ...more
What a wonderful complete history of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in narrative form. I couldn't put it down. It put so many church history events into perspective for me. My heart was touched and my faith strengthened as I felt the spirit of this book. I am so grateful for the early saints who sacrificed so much. I would highly recommend this book.
Many stories in this book of church history were familiar to me, and I give credit for that to Gerald Lund’s The Work and the Glory series (which is a favorite series of mine and which I’ve been rereading again this year). There were many other stories I hadn’t heard before, though, so this first volume was an interesting look into church history. The first Saints experienced innumerable trials and hardships. I wonder if I would’ve been as faithful as they were had I experienced what they did. S ...more