Men With a Mission: The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the British Isles, 1837-1841

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In 1838, suffering from persecution, hardship, and uncertainty, members of the Quorum of the Twelve must have been astonished at the revelation that said: And next spring, let them depart to go over the great waters, and there promulgate my gospel. Their adventures in the British Isles are a truly epic story in Latter-day Saint missionary work poignant, powerful, and inspiring.

Men with a Mission is a carefully researched, compelling account of that work, taking us to such renowned places as the River Ribble, John Benbow s picturesque farm, and the docks of Liverpool. This is the story of how those courageous young leaders (their average age was thirty-one) preached, published, confronted devils and persecutors, battled poverty, walked great distances, suffered homesickness, and won the hearts and loyalty of those who became the British Saints.

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James B. Allen holds a Ph.D. from the University of California and taught history at Brigham Young University from 1963 to 1992. He has written many articles and books and coauthored the landmark book The Story of the Latter-day Saints. Ronald K. Esplin is the managing director of the Joseph Smith Papers project and former director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History at BYU. David J. Whittaker directed the LDS Institute of Religion in southern California before joining the staff of the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU, where he serves as curator of Western and Mormon history manuscripts.

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