Few leaders of the nineteenth century match the caliber and dogged determination of Brigham Young, the Lion of the Lord. His contributions to the church and kingdom of God are immeasurable. As president, he faced multiple problems of settling the West, religious persecution, and emigration, yet he never swerved in his conviction. "We have been kicked out of the frying-pan into the fire," he said, "out of the fire into the middle of the floor, and here we are and here we will stay."
In Lion of the Lord, Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter have compiled sixteen essays by Latter-day Saint scholars on the life and service of Brigham Young. The essays discuss Brigham Young's early years, his conversion, and his role in:
A final essay reflects on the teachings of Brigham Young and provides a subject index to his discourses.
In his later years, Brigham Young advised that at his interment there should be "no crying or mourning with anyone as I have done my work faithfully and in good faith."
"We heartily concur," write the editors. "A life so well lived is a life worth remembering. We appreciate the scholars who have remembered Brigham Young by studying and writing about his life. Their expertise and meticulous research is conveyed in this volume again and again as they commemorate President Young's life of service."
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