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 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...
  • Lisa
    Oct 21, 2018
    Many stories in this book of church history were familiar to me, and I give credit for that to Gerald Lund?s The Work and the Glory series (which is a favorite series of mine and which I?ve been rereading again this year). There were many other stories I hadn?t heard before, thou...
  • Jennie
    Jan 20, 2019
    Great history of the Church, well documented, but so many people's stories intertwined it's a little difficult to follow a specific story. Also many stories are terribly abbreviated which I'm sure is due to the massive size of the work necessitating leaving out some clarifying or simpl...
  • Cary
    Aug 11, 2018
    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...
  • Kathy
    Jan 23, 2019
    Very interesting narrative history. Many stories I was already familiar with plus so many others I had never heard. Fascinating but I felt like much of it barely skimmes the surface of too many of the stories and I want to know more. ...
  • Stacey
    Nov 12, 2018
    I listened to this and it did not disappoint. It was fascinating, intriguing, and brutally honest. I'm not going to lie. Some of it was uncomfortable, but I'm so glad that the church is making the effort to be more transparent. And I'm so grateful to imperfect men and women who had suc...
  • Matthew
    Sep 25, 2018
    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...
  • Graham Bradley
    Oct 09, 2018
    At times thorough and detailed, and other times an exercise in skimming, I found this to be an enlightening and informative volume that works well as a primer for more exhaustive works on early Church history (e.g. Bushman, which is on my shelf.) Contrary to many of the negative review...
  • Paul
    Feb 18, 2019
    This was an amazing chronicle of the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's not scripture and it's not really a complete history, but rather it's a condensed narrative. I had already known 95% of the stories in here, but to have them all in the same place was...
  • Cory Howell
    Sep 17, 2018
    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...
  • Cathy
    Nov 02, 2018
    For as long as I can remember, I?ve been interested in history. I love reading books that are about real people. What they think, what they do, why they do what they do. It?s all interesting. I haven?t made it a big secret that I?m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
  • Linda Hart
    Feb 03, 2019
    Awesome book...literally couldn't put it down. I shy away from history books, but Saints #1 is a captivating read despite being history. Written in a narrative / documentary style, it was quick, interesting, and compelling reading. It is a chronological compilation of carefully researc...
  • Melissa
    Jan 15, 2019
    I learned a lot about this time period. I also had many good feelings. So much we just cant comprehend about this time period. I'm so glad I read this. ...
  • Devan Jensen
    Sep 05, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Charissa
    Dec 23, 2018
    This is a narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the years listed in the title. It goes through Joseph Smith?s life, and how he came to be confused and prayed about which church to join. It describes God, the Father?s and Jesus Christ?s visitati...
  • Lisa
    Oct 27, 2018
    It is an easy read. I love this book because I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love reading about our history and the testimonies of those who gave so much more than I ever had to keep their testimonies. I felt that it touched on some of the is...
  • Carol
    Oct 24, 2018
    This is the first of four books written to discuss the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This first book was so very well done. My husband and I both are reading and/or listening to it and we are enjoying it so very much, and are having really good discussions...
  • Katie Robinson
    Sep 14, 2018
    "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
    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...
  • Erik
    Sep 22, 2018
    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...
  • Jeff
    Nov 07, 2018
    Really well done, engaging and readable history. I'm an LDS history buff, and there were still things I didn't know! It's long, but it doesn't seem long because of the short chapters and engaging, interesting style (they end chapters on "cliffhangers"). ...
  • Chad
    Sep 22, 2018
    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...
  • Heath Workman
    Nov 02, 2018
    As a former member of the LDS church who lost his faith largely over issues in LDS history, I find it interesting to put my finger on the pulse of how they are telling their story. So, I decided to read this book. First off, the narrative style of this history book is engaging and v...
  • Matt Sutherland
    Feb 04, 2019
    I liked it quite a bit. Very easy to read and the narrative is entertaining. It seemed like a fair view of the history of the Saints, but always from a believer's perspective. Compared to Rough Stone Rolling, it is less dense and more digestible. It gives less insight insight to th...
  • Michael
    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'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 ...
  • Derek Pando
    Oct 01, 2018
    Most engaging LDS church history book I've read, does not skirt the more controversial parts of the history, while being still faith building. ...
  • Conner Wilson
    Jul 20, 2018
    Legitimately couldn?t put it down. This is a simple yet phenomenal resource for any Latter-Day Saint or anyone interested in reading a more fully fleshed out account of the early period of Joseph Smith?s life and the beliefs of the Mormon church. It?s a compilation of carefully r...
  • Melissa
    Feb 11, 2019
    I would recommend this book to everyone. Just so they know the history. It is very well writen. I couldn't put it down. ...