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Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days: The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846

Narrated by: Hillary Straga
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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).

©2018 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (P)2018 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Excellent and informative.
Reader not the best. My hat off to the Church for producingc this very valubable historic description

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Great Read!!!

I loved the openness and details of the history of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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enlightening

I liked the narrator. I like how they told us things that may be hard for some church members to hear. These details are the truth and need to be heard. I don't feel like they are trying to explain or buffer anything about Joseph Smith or poligamy. I feel like everything the prophets put out (like this book) is the right time for the people and what God wants. Even though some of the stuff in here with plural marriage and other things is not something many of us like it made more sense to me. There are lots of questions in life and some about the church that will be answered in the afterlife. Don't let those things blur all the other miracles and truth. This was great. Can't wait for the next.

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Straight forward and succinct.

A great historic account from the perspective of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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My new favorite book! I'm excited about volume 2!

I love true stories but this one is amazing, so many details I didn't know. A real page turner! I think I'll enjoy it even more the second time.

I hope Oprah reads it.

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More than what you talk about in Sunday School

It's definitely still written by the church, but it provides details that tend to get omitted in Sunday School. Not a rigorous academic study of the history and probably still whitewashed, it's a good way to start exploring these events that have historically not been covered in Sunday School, Seminary, or Institute. The narrator is very monotone, probably because she's was provided and coached by the church.

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Not the history we where taught 20 years ago.

Definitely not the same history we where taught 20 years ago but still a lot left out or skimmed over.

Super long but good for long flights or trips. The audio version is good with good voice etc.. The biggest downside to this audiobook produced by the church is that they leave many of the finer details out or gloss over them quickly. The electronic version of the book has link to source material which I think is valuable to follow and read in it's entirety to fully understand the entire messy history of the church.

I am sure this will raise a lot of eyebrows to members who have been in for decades that heard a different version of the church history.

PLEASE PLEASE FOLLOW AND READ SOURCE MATERIAL TO GET THE REST OF THE STORY.

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My ancestors were here too

I've read and studied church history for years. This volume is a good weave of the accounts I've read. It's a great narrative. It's part of my family's history as well. Thank you for the compilation.

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Great Narration of a great book

This is an extremely interesting and thoughtful book that is very well narrated. It is extremely enlightening as to the early church

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  • Jamie
  • Nauvoo, IL, United States
  • 01-30-19

Very informative read

It’s very nice to read the story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). It seems very open and honest. I look forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-18

Church History

loved listening to this book l, cant wait for the next one's to be released.