The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846

The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846

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 God?s help, he translates the record and organizes the Savior?s church in the latter days. Soon others join him, accepting the invitation to become Saints through the Atonement of Jesu In 1820, a young farm boy in search of truth has a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Three years later, an a...

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Title:The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846
Author:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07FDPJ7MZ
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:1065 pages pages

The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846 Reviews

  • Brad Hart
    Sep 06, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

  • Julia
    Sep 07, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

  • Meleece
    Sep 15, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

  • Faye
    Sep 12, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

  • Cary
    Aug 11, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

  • Devin
    Sep 08, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

  • Matthew
    Sep 25, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

  • John Shaw
    Sep 05, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

  • Chrisanne
    Sep 11, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

  • Trevor
    Oct 02, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

  • Jared
    Sep 30, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

  • Cory Howell
    Sep 17, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

  • Becky Waters
    Sep 26, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

    Excellent book. Well written. Good overview of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I marked it down because it was poorly formatted for the Kindle app on the IPad. It contained multiple formatting and layout problems that should have been caught in testi...

    Stirring, captivating, and comprehensive history of the origin of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I found Saints to be a very honest and bold read. It reads like a narrative which I found captivating and easy to enjoy, and yet I feel like my foundational understanding ...

    Riveting, beautiful, and heart-wrenching. The early years of the church were filled with anguish for the saints and refined them into a people who would eventually survive the harrowing trek to the west. It endears early church leaders, most especially Joseph Smith, to you by unapolo...

    I loved this book. There were stories and information that I had never heard before, some of which I?ll admit I maybe didn?t want to know, but I am very grateful for the transparency. It was well written and informative. I can?t wait for the next one! ...

    Very interesting and easy read. Several times tears came as I read what these saints went through. It is an amazing part of American history and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

  • Traci
    Sep 19, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

  • Devan Jensen
    Sep 05, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

  • Magila
    Sep 07, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

  • Adam
    Sep 19, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

  • Katie Robinson
    Sep 14, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

  • Samcwright
    Sep 18, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

  • Carissa
    Oct 08, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

    Excellent book. Well written. Good overview of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I marked it down because it was poorly formatted for the Kindle app on the IPad. It contained multiple formatting and layout problems that should have been caught in testi...

    Stirring, captivating, and comprehensive history of the origin of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I found Saints to be a very honest and bold read. It reads like a narrative which I found captivating and easy to enjoy, and yet I feel like my foundational understanding ...

    Riveting, beautiful, and heart-wrenching. The early years of the church were filled with anguish for the saints and refined them into a people who would eventually survive the harrowing trek to the west. It endears early church leaders, most especially Joseph Smith, to you by unapolo...

    I loved this book. There were stories and information that I had never heard before, some of which I?ll admit I maybe didn?t want to know, but I am very grateful for the transparency. It was well written and informative. I can?t wait for the next one! ...

    Very interesting and easy read. Several times tears came as I read what these saints went through. It is an amazing part of American history and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

    I loved the way this was written in a narrative. I couldn?t put it down. I felt like I knew the general story of the time period of the church of Jesus Christ, but there was so much in addition to the time line. Very well done, I recommend it to everyone! ...

  • Erik
    Sep 22, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

  • Chad
    Sep 22, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

  • Layne
    Oct 07, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

    Excellent book. Well written. Good overview of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I marked it down because it was poorly formatted for the Kindle app on the IPad. It contained multiple formatting and layout problems that should have been caught in testi...

  • Jessica
    Sep 23, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

    Excellent book. Well written. Good overview of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I marked it down because it was poorly formatted for the Kindle app on the IPad. It contained multiple formatting and layout problems that should have been caught in testi...

    Stirring, captivating, and comprehensive history of the origin of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I found Saints to be a very honest and bold read. It reads like a narrative which I found captivating and easy to enjoy, and yet I feel like my foundational understanding ...

    Riveting, beautiful, and heart-wrenching. The early years of the church were filled with anguish for the saints and refined them into a people who would eventually survive the harrowing trek to the west. It endears early church leaders, most especially Joseph Smith, to you by unapolo...

  • Kaja
    Sep 15, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

    Excellent book. Well written. Good overview of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I marked it down because it was poorly formatted for the Kindle app on the IPad. It contained multiple formatting and layout problems that should have been caught in testi...

    Stirring, captivating, and comprehensive history of the origin of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I found Saints to be a very honest and bold read. It reads like a narrative which I found captivating and easy to enjoy, and yet I feel like my foundational understanding ...

    Riveting, beautiful, and heart-wrenching. The early years of the church were filled with anguish for the saints and refined them into a people who would eventually survive the harrowing trek to the west. It endears early church leaders, most especially Joseph Smith, to you by unapolo...

    I loved this book. There were stories and information that I had never heard before, some of which I?ll admit I maybe didn?t want to know, but I am very grateful for the transparency. It was well written and informative. I can?t wait for the next one! ...

  • Mike Day
    Sep 20, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

  • Michael Mathis
    Sep 15, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

  • Deb
    Sep 21, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

  • Joseph
    Sep 19, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...

    The narrative arc, simple yet beautiful prose and the characterization of real people make this book an amazing glimpse into history that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience. I loved it! The book mentions the more complex issues of Church history. My advice to critical readers is t...

    One of the most important history books written in recent years. This narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging, factual, and easy to read. It is a must-read book. The only significant weakness is it reads as if it was written by committee, whi...

    Loved being able to read about the early history of the church in a narrative fashion that drew upon real people versus fictional characters as in other narrative style books. It did take me a little while to get into that style of writing though especially concerning the subject. I th...

    I?ve read other church history books and taken church history classes but I learned so many intriguing details of how Mormonism began. And it was a captivating read, which is really incredible considering all the primary sources they had to slog through, but it was a page turner. I?...

    Excellent book. Well written. Good overview of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I marked it down because it was poorly formatted for the Kindle app on the IPad. It contained multiple formatting and layout problems that should have been caught in testi...

    Stirring, captivating, and comprehensive history of the origin of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I found Saints to be a very honest and bold read. It reads like a narrative which I found captivating and easy to enjoy, and yet I feel like my foundational understanding ...

  • Lisa Jestice
    Sep 04, 2018

    I have several friends who have left the Church after learning about aspects of the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the history of the Church that disturbed them. This book feels like an attempt to address those issues, and to be up front about them so that people aren?t blindsi...

    I just finished reading volume 1 of the church's new book "Saints." I know Mormon history has been a hot topic for many Latter-day Saints, so naturally this book has appeal. Let me first start off with... THE GOOD: -This book is, in my opinion, the very best general audience hist...

    Review of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815?1846. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018. 699 pp., $5.75 print, $1.99 digital. Short version: The book is very readable, with stor...

    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 bia...

    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 ex...

    I usually give books with a cliffhanger one less star... so there you have it! Ha ha ... I understand there are to be 4 volumes. I happened to get an advanced copy of volume 1 in pdf form. I really enjoyed this narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There...

    4.5 I will admit to being very excited about this book when I first heard about it from an editor around a year ago. The editor is a very well-known and respected Latter-day Saint fiction author. When she described the scope and effort going into this book (series), I thought, aweso...

    The most refreshing thing about the book "Saints" is that it does not hide the fact that the men and women of the early church were flawed individuals. Even though they had been called to some of the Lord's most important work, their human frailties and weaknesses came out over and ove...

    I found this to be a very interesting and informative read. I listened to the audio of the book available for free through the Gospel Library app. I am a lifelong active member of the church who has studied church history, so I was familiar with the overall history, and very familiar w...

    "Saints" was a great foundational history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love how it was written in an easy to read/listen to narrative form. My favorite aspect was learning more about everyone involved, the "regular" individuals included. They weren't perfect, b...

    Over the last decade, hundreds of new books have been written that shed new light on polygamy, the priesthood ban, the nature of translation and revelation, the participation of women, the development of the priesthood, and many other topics in the development of The Church of Jesus Ch...

    One of the tactics that critics have used recently to try to destroy faith is to describe a lesser known event in church history in a way that is intended to shock the reader. By sensationalizing and removing it from its context, and often even misrepresenting what actually happened, t...

    I enjoyed volume one of the church's new history narrative, Saints, that came out this week. I had already read the first 7 chapters in beta and was excited to read the rest. It was very readable and I think it will help inform members about church history. This book really puts things...

    I'm not going to click the rating stars on this book. I'm only reviewing it to help me remember my reactions. I read it because my husband and I read books together, we'd just finished one of our novels, and we thought this might give us a nice break. Plus, our church published it, so ...

    What a wonderfully executed and readable history of a complex and vast process of restoring a religion, with all the spiritual, temporal, cultural, and personal differences that influenced the events. There were many times when I said, "I wish they would say more about X" or "Is that a...

    This is a well written account of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints written for a general audience. I loved how the stories of so many women and children were also included in the narrative. This was a history that was easy to read. I appreciated the storie...

    An official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Saints tells the story of the Mormon Church and its beginnings in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo - ending with the Murder of Joseph Smith and the continuation of building the Temple in Nauvoo. This is the ...

    4.5 Stars I must admit I was underwhelmed at the beginning. The pacing was done well ("started with a bang" as someone somewhere said) but the language was simple. Definitely not the type of historical style that is or has been popular lately and, I must admit, I was unprepared for ...

    This eBook and Audio book are both free on the LDS Tools app!! While I learned almost nothing new, there was information I had only learned in Susan Easton Black's Church History class at BYU; I am grateful that now every person has the opportunity to hear the same accounts and know th...

    I am a mother of four and grandmother of eight and I highly recommend the book ?Saints?. I consider myself a simple reader and the narrative style of this book made it easy for me to read. I have grown up as a member of the Church and I have heard many of the stories but there are ...