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.
I love learning through stories. These women had wonderful testimonies and their experiences show their love and devotion to the gospel. From shipwrecks to pioneer crossings, jailbreaks to midwife training there are many amazing adventures told here.
This book highlights stories from the first three volumes of Women of Faith in the Latter Days. While I wish this was openly stated on the website description, the book explains this well in the introduction. There are eighteen brief stories total, each one written by a different author and highlighting women throughout the early stages of the Church.
Personally, I LOVE that this is a short compilation of stories about women throughout Church history. I'd never have time to read all of the Women of Faith volumes, and this short book was just what I needed to fill my interest. All the women highlighted have unique stories to tell from different times and places in Church history, and yet they're all connected by their examples of faith, perseverance, and undeniable testimonies of the Gospel. Reading about their trials and how they continuously trusted in the Lord really strengthened my own resolve to be better and press forward. This was such a quick read--I nearly finished it in one sitting--and a perfect gift to all women, young and old.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a wonderfully quick and inspiring read.
The stories haunted me for days and I found myself retelling the stories of these remarkable women.
I have recommended this book to many friends knowing that they would enjoy both the simplicity and the awakening that it offers.