Mormon Trail and the Latter-Day Saints in American Historyby Carol Rust Rust Nash
Author Carol Rust Nash traces the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church. Examining the Church's roots in the vision of fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith, the book follows the Church through its years of persecution and its search for a place where its members could live in peace. Highlighting the Church's struggles for acceptance, it shows how the Latter-Day Saints blazed the Mormon Trail to Utah, establishing a path west that would be followed by many later settlers. It also shows how the Church has grown and developed over the years after its establishment in Utah to become a religion with members in countries all over the world.
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this book is very incorrect. Some of the facts are not true. Joseph Smith never hunted for treasure and he used a seer stone to translate. it was not used to search for treasure. Maybe ask a real mormon for revisions.
I liked the book, however, I purchased it believing it was adult reading. The type is large and the book was obviously written for children (perhaps for ages 9-12?) I am looking for extensive reading on the subject and this was great for an evening's read (finished it in three hours!) but it was not detailed in any sense.
The book entitled "The Morman Trail and the Latter-Day Saints" is an excellent and intriging account of the hard working, faithful, and godly Mormans through their early journey west. This reading gave me so much respect for how faithful the Mormans were during these early times. From this wonderful book I learned how the Latter Day Saints evolved into American History and what a vidal role the faithful Mormans played in the settlement of the American West. I found Morman Founder Joseph Smith to be a very faithful man of God and I respect him that He sought the truth from the word of God and stayed faithful to his calling. I also found Morman Pioneer Brigham Young to be of very much significance in the settling of the Great Salt Lake Valley. I recommend this book to anyone that is curious and wanting to know more about the Morman faith, because I have gained such a respect for the Latter Day Saints through reading this intriging book. God Bless the Mormans!