The United States turned a blind eye when the Mormons were driven from Missouri to Illinois and finally out of the country altogether. How can the government—and Brigham Young—now be asking the Mormons to come up with 500 able-bodied soldiers to assist in the war with Mexico? And how can Will Lewis be asked to join the Mormon Battalion when it means leaving Liz and their two little boys on their own in the wilderness? How many sacrifices will be required in order for the Saints to create Zion?
And in modern-day Nauvoo, Jeff and Abby Lewis are facing challenges of their own. Juggling family priorities, professional responsibilities, and Church callings becomes and almost impossible feat. It is clear that building Zion in the latter days will require sacrifices, just as it did in the time of Jeff’s ancestors.
In this concluding volume of the Come to Zion trilogy, beloved novelist Dean Hughes provides a unique perspective on the struggles and sacrifices—and ultimate joy—of faithful Saints in any generation.
Title: Fresh Courage Take (Come to Zion #3)
Author: Dean Hughes
Publisher: Deseret Book
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Formats: 416 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book
Genre: LDS Historical
Come to Zion: The Winds and the Waves (book 1), Through Cloud and Sunshine (book 2)
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this series that looks at the lives of two different couples — one from the early days of the church in Nauvoo and then the migration west, and another (descendants of the first) in modern day. Reading stories like this that bring the struggles of the early saints to a more realistic, daily light is always so humbling and inspiring. A wonderful series!