Publisher Description

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 Jesus Christ.

But opposition and violence follow those who defy old traditions to embrace restored truths. The women and men who join the church must choose whether or not they will stay true to their covenants, establish Zion, and proclaim the gospel to a troubled world.

The Standard of Truth is the first book in Saints, a new, four-volume narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fast-paced, meticulously researched, Saints recounts true stories of Latter-day Saints across the globe and answers the Lord’s call to write history “for the good of the church, and for the rising generations” (Doctrine and Covenants 69:8). 

Religion & Spirituality
September 4
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Customer Reviews

crxlurp ,

Wonderful and captivating

This narrative is such an easy and enjoyable read. I can’t wait for volume 2. I appreciate how raw and true it portrayed Joseph Smith. Helps you realize he is a man of God, but also he is a man with faults. Thank you Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

bryaneh ,

Amazing book!

This book is a great read. Written in a narrative style it is easy to read as well. It has details about church history that add to what I already knew. One thing I really like is it shows how these men and women were fallible, yet humble seekers of the truth. Knowing the sacrifices that they made makes me appreciate what I have more. Try the first couple of chapters and you won’t be able to put it down. I love this!

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