From those who brought you the Joseph Smith Papers comes History of the Saints: Gathering to the West. This acclaimed Church history documentary series chronicles the history of the Church from the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith in June 1844 to the first Mormon pioneer company’s arrival in the Salt Lake valley in July 1847.
This fascinating series features the latest in Church history research from the most informed scholars, as well as stunning visuals of those places, people, and documents that comprise this unique and singular history. Whether it is for personal edification or teaching in the home, the classroom, or in the field, this series is a must for any and all who love their history.
DVD - 35 episodes on 9 DVDs
Book on CD - 35 episodes on 12 CDs
These DVD series are an absolute treat for Latter-day Saints. I think they should be touted, promoted, made known to every Latter-day Saint who passes over the entry threshold of a Deseret Book store. Glenn Rawson is a consummate host. His knowledgeable, bright history commentary is forever interesting, informed, insightful, outstanding. And if I might say, he lights up the screen with his red-headed star power and easy smile. His whole demeanor is delightful. The constant commentary from our faithful LDS scholars is priceless. Production values just excellent. These History of the Saints DVD sets are worth every cent of the forty smackers purchase price.
I think Deseret Book could do a better job featuring or promoting some of the best things — the things that matter more. The Uintah United video DVD would've been one. These stunning History of the Saints DVD sets are another.
I purchased this as a gift for my dad. He loves it. Wish that season 2 were also available on CD!