Standing on the Promises 1 - One More River to Cross [NOOK Book]

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The opening novel in a trilogy of historical novels about black Mormon pioneers. Born into slavery, Elijah Abel was destined to become one of the few Saints of African descent to receive the priesthood before the policy concerning Negroes was in place. In fact, Elijah was ordained to the priesthood by Joseph Smith himself. He served three missions for the Church and remained an active member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy until his death. Jane Manning James was born free but was still subject to mistreatment ...
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Overview

The opening novel in a trilogy of historical novels about black Mormon pioneers. Born into slavery, Elijah Abel was destined to become one of the few Saints of African descent to receive the priesthood before the policy concerning Negroes was in place. In fact, Elijah was ordained to the priesthood by Joseph Smith himself. He served three missions for the Church and remained an active member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy until his death. Jane Manning James was born free but was still subject to mistreatment at the hands of a white minister in her youth before converting to the Church under miraculous circumstances. It became her privilege to live among prophets. She resided with Joseph and Emma Smith and later with Brigham Young. When she died, Joseph F. Smith delivered a stirring tribute at her funeral. These and other remarkable stories, until now lost to history, are brought forth in this sweeping saga--Standing on the Promises. From marvelous beginnings, through nearly unendurable hardships, to the bursting forth of more light with the revelation on the priesthood in 1978, the story of African-American Latter-day Saints is deeply affecting, one that will resonate with members of the Church everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609083991
  • Publisher: Deseret Book Company
  • Publication date: 4/13/2012
  • Series: Standing on the Promises
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 646,624
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2008

    This was wonderful

    Being a African American Saint of two years, this opened my eyes to the black Saints who made history. They were awesome pioneers who made the path of following their hearts and their spirit. Some people tend to forget that slavery was going on at that time and just because you were Saints didn't totally mean that you didn't/did agree with slavery. This book was an eye opener on many levels. This was also an easy read and I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2001

    Standing on the Promises Vol 1: One More River to Cross

    A page-turner; wonderful insights into the early slave times with applications for today's racial problems. Very realistic and sensitive with credible references.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2000

    Standing on the Promises Vol 1: One More River to Cross

    Excellent writing, realistic understanding of blacks and Mormon history; broadened my horizon for understanding why blacks would belong to Mormon church. Very positive.

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