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You believe me don't you Nathan It was not a uestion but a statement filled with wonderIt stunned NathanYou believe it all I can see it on your faceFor a moment time seemed suspended as Nathan probed the inward recesses of his soul There was still the incredulousness still the sense of hearing something that couldn't possibly be true And yet he knew it was He knew without the least shadow of doubt that everything Joseph was telling him was true And so finally with a wonder of his own he said Yes Joseph I believe youPillar of Light the first volume in the series The Work and the Glory begins the epic story of the Benjamin Steed family In the 1820s they move from Vermont to Palmyra Township in upstate New York in search of better farmland There they meet a. If I had rated this series when I first read it as a teenager I would have given all the books a very enthusiastic 5 I loved these books but I recently tried to read them again and was surprised by how poorly written they are I got about 14 through the second one before I stopped re reading A wonderful and compelling story that maybe should have been told by a better writer Now don't every one hate me because I just said that I know how people feel about these books and this author

review The Work and the Glory Vol 1 Pillar of Light

The Work and the Glory Vol 1 Pillar of LightYoung man named Joseph Smith and are thrown into the maelstrom of conflict and controversy that swirls around him Did he really see the Father and the Son in a pillar of light Has he truly been visited by angelic messengers What is all this talk about gold plates and new scripture In short is he a prophet and seer or a monumental fraud The answers each one gives to these uestions intensely personal potentially divisive will dramatically affect the lives of the Steeds forever afterAuthor Gerald N Lund here masterfully weaves together historical reality and high powered fiction In his hands this combination seems to make the reader an eyewitness to the early scenes of the Restoration thus deepening one's understanding and appreciation of those momentous eve. I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It wasn't as cheesy as I as expecting and it told the story of Joseph Smith uite accurately I don't think it's perfect but seeing as our understanding of Church History is always improving we can't blame Gerald Lund For example he mentions Joseph Smith's seer stones and his old treasure seeking work but doesn't explain that the two went together But again that just reflects the cultural understanding of LDS History in the 1990'sThe only other thing I noticed from my study of church history was the fact that Joseph Smith told the Steed family about his First Vision even though we have no evidence that he was open about telling that story at that point in time It is definitely possible that he did tell trusted acuaintances Either way I understand why Lund told the story this way He uses the fictional Steed family not to recreate history exactly but to tell a true story in an accessible way similar to many movies based on a true story My slight worry is that we have a hard time subconsciously separating fact from fiction and people may lock inaccurate details into their mind only to be surprised later when the story didn't happen as they had assumedThat being said the history in this book is really good There were many times such as the run with the plates that I was impressed with how many correct details Lund included and especially the way he weaved fictional characters into true events I think this series is a great way to get people excited about LDS Church History I'm looking forward to the rest of the series especially the later books that will discuss events that I don't know as much about

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The Work and the Glory Vol 1 Pillar of Light Read & Download Ñ 4 á You believe me don't you Nathan It was not a uestion but a statement filled with wonderIt stunned NathanYou believe it all I can see it on your faceFor a moment time seemed suspended as Nathan probed the inward recesses of his soul There was still theNts The well drawn plot and fictional characters present a moving gripping story Here are Benjamin and Mary Ann Steed devoted to each other as man and wife yet at odds over religion; Joshua their volatile son who rebels and heads for trouble; the sensitive Nathan their second son in whom Joseph Smith's message strikes a responsive chord; the beautiful Lydia McBride who captures the hearts of both Joshua and NathanThis book skillfully explores the inmost motivations of Joseph Smith and his early followers and the responses of typical contemporary families to the claims he made These people come to life in this powerful historical novel a story that captures both the heartache and the happiness that came in the wake of Joseph's experience with the pillar of lig. Holy cow I loved this book It is a historical fiction book about a family named the Steeds In the book they hire Hyrum and Joseph Smith to help to clear their land but because of rumors about gold bibles and angles fire them from their job to save face in the public Still a few members of the steed family continue to keep in contact and soon begin to head on to their way to conversion I was surprised how accurate this book is pertaining to the gospel I really enjoyed this book and hopefully others will too