Fearless in the Cause Remarkable Stories of Women in Church History (Hardcover) *
Author: Brittany Nash/Richard Turley
When Laura Clark Phelps's husband was unjustly arrested and held in jail, she launched a daring effort to free him. Rosa Friedlander Logie survived a shipwreck on her journey to Zion and spent two months on a remote South Pacific island. Sarah Louisa Yates Robison didn't know she had been called to serve in the new Relief Society general presidency until she raised her hand in general conference to sustain herself.
These and other remarkable women, some with names we recognize and some with names that are less well known, offer incredible examples of strength and courage throughout early Latter-day Saint history.
Their stories of overcoming such challenging personal circumstances as a diagnosis of cancer, an abusive husband, or the loss of children provide rich insights into the faith that inspired these heroic women to embrace opportunities they might not have chosen for themselves.
Whether you are seeking to fortify your own faith or to give the gift of inspiration to another, Fearless in the Cause reminds women everywhere, in every situations, that the Lord is always near.
About the Authors:
Brittany Chapman Nash is a historian in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her background is focused on women during the Victorian era.
Richard E. Turley, Jr., Assistant Church Historian and Recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a member of the editorial board of the Church Historian's Press, which publishes The Joseph Smith Papers and other highly-acclaimed works of Church history. He is the author or co-author of several books, including How We Got the Book of Mormon and How We Got the Doctrine and Covenants, with William W. Slaughter; Massacre at Mountain Meadows, with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard; Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith, with Lael Littke; and Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case. In addition, he is the coeditor of the series Women of Faith in the Latter Days, with Brittany A. Chapman, and general editor of the print volumes of The Journals of George Q. Cannon. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
SHORT, SWEET, SIGNIFICANT
Posted by SAVANNAH on 27th Apr 2016
Even though these stories are in larger volumes, as a busy woman, I personally like a smaller volume of select stories. It is less daunting, and, I believe, more meaningful. I appreciate that there are specific sections of stories, and there are enough that are different that each story resonates with women of different types of life going through different trials. I especially like the stories of the women who, after life threw so many curveballs, took charge of their lives, like Diantha Billings. The book also provides many examples of women who, while still being strong and courageous, were still feminine and believed in their roles as women.