The Work and the Glory: Pillar of Light

The Work and the Glory: Pillar of Light

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by Gerald N. Lund
     
 

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Pillar 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 young man named Joseph Smith and are thrown into the maelstrom of conflict and controversy that swirls around him. Did

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Pillar 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 young 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 questions - intensely personal, potentially divisive - will dramatically affect the lives of the Steeds forever after.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606417362
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Series:
The Work and the Glory
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
291,905
File size:
4 MB

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The Work and the Glory: All Is Well 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Volume 9: All is Well is the best of the Work and the Glory books! I love the Steeds! These books have brought me into the lives of the Saints. I'm there with the Pioneers, with the Donner-Reed Party, and the Mormon Battalion. I recommend it to everyone who has a passion for reading, like I do.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I learrned so much and it was so interesting to read!
Anonymous 5 months ago
I'm a mormon, which is why I loved this series so much! I understood what wad happening the whole time! Haun's Mill just breaks my heart!!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I've read this again and again. And will continue to do so. Wished we could make each book a motion picture. Wouldn't that be something?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first 7 books about 10 years ago and loved them! Now I'm back at it, trying to read all 9 books. Mr. Lund is an amazing author who really brings the story of the early church to life. I've also read the first book of his new "Fire and Steel" series and loved it too. The struggles and triumphs of the Steed family are relatable even in our time as members of the LDS church. I highly recommend this book to anyone, even those who aren't Mormon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire sereis in probably nine days. I find it amazing as you step into the story of the steeds and go through thrills and hardships. As you cry, laugh, and snicker through the entire series. I wish the author would write more books. I finished about a year ago and have had nothing to read since. Love silent reveiwer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished the series in four months! It was one of the best books/series i have ever read! Totally worth your money!=)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great good. Absolutely read it. ;D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished the book yet but I really am enjoying this series!
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10_guys_book_club_fritz More than 1 year ago
Awesome
10_guys_book_club_Ed More than 1 year ago
though at times it was a litle preachy, I really did enjoy this series. If I was not familiar with the content perhaps it would not have come off this way. Still highly recommended
10_guys_Book_Club_Carl More than 1 year ago
didn't like the lack of story hear. I could read what he wrote for the most part in the church history archives.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. The continuing saga of a family I have grown to know and love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book and every book in this series are absolutely wonderful. Gerald Lund knows how to capture your imagination and keep you guessing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All is Well, is a very excellent book. This book helps you understand the tragedies that the saints went through to gain their freedom of religion from the government. You earn a greater appreciation for the love they had for their religion and for our country as this book leads you through their march to get to the Salt Lake Valley. This book helps you see all the many different paths they chose and the difficulties individual path. Melissa is stuck behind in Nauvoo wanting to leave, but Carl won¿t agree with her decision. Whether the people left behind in Nauvoo are Mormons or not they are being persecuted and beaten non the less. Kathryn and Peter are traveling the path with the Reed and Donner party separating the family further. Kathryn gets in the family way Peter decides to take her back to stay and travel with the Mormons. However, Peter keeps his vow to help the Reed and Donner party go to California and then will return to Kathryn who will be in Salt Lake. Lydia and Nathan start out traveling together, but after Brigham Young calls for volunteers for the Mormon Battalion. Josh would like to join and much to Lydia¿s dismay, after much stress and contemplation she relents and lets Josh join the Mormon Battalion. Derek and Rebecca¿s family will also be traveling with the Mormon Battalion. Leaving the others to help bring their families and other traveling with them that are husbandless across the plains. Gerald N. Lund does an excellent job in researching the stories and accounts doing an excellent job in incorporating all the different stories to fit in one book that is interesting to read! Reading all of Work in the Glory series portrays and gives you a greater understanding of the history of the saints and all the hardships they went through to get to the Salt Lake Valley. Yet, when they got to the valley they had to build up Salt Lake and make it livable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the saddest books in the series!!! But it was still just as good as the others!!!!!! (I cried a little.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Work and the Glory: Thy Gold to Refine, is a book that through the love, harships, and pain of the saints will leave you walking with the saints, feeling what they feel as they are being forced out of their homes, beaten, having family members leave home temporarily will leave you hanging right along with the saints. This book will be, and has been enjoyed by all who read them. I recommend this book to all who likes to read books that make you feel like you are really there with the book characters, to read this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! Gerald Lund is a fabulous author. Easy to follow. You literally step into the story. He writes of a fictional family at the time of the boy Joseph Smith. And incorporates true and accurate info from the Joseph Smith History and other early Mormon testimonies and histories.My testimony has greatly benefitted from reading the first two books. I'm now on Vol. 5. Can't wait to get back. Not getting the dishes done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is not a better book series anywhere in the universe! I have come to love the Steed family clan. It seems to me impossible that such a series has come to a close, although I really enjoyed the ending. I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates the value of reading and has time to embark on a most enthralling adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Work and the Glory series is great! The hairs on the back of your neck will rise if you are a believer in the LDS church. Others will realize the difficulties in founding the church. A fiction book never gave so many facts about history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish I could agree with the other reviewers. However after having been thrilled with the other books in the series, this would seems to have run out of steam. The primary characters--Nathan and Joshua--seem to have all but disapeared and the novel just wanders, both literally and figuratively. The beautiful concepts presented in the previous volumns are gone. No more do we hear the resounding words of Brigham Young. The build-up of Joshua's character is forgotten. By the time they all get together at the end, it is just a big "who cares".