Out of Jerusalem Volume 1: Of Goodly Parents
In the silence of the morning, Nephi knelt on the hard desert floor. He bowed his head and closed his eyes tightly, as if to make his prayer more sincere. 'O Lord,' he said, gripping his hands together, 'I know my father is a righteous man. I know that Thou hast spoken to him, guided him, and protected him. Above all else, I am grateful for the safety Thou hast given our family.' His voice cracked. 'But, I want to know for myself, Lord. I want to feel what my father feels and to know without a doubt.'
Experience a new the timeless story of Lehi and his family as you explore the complexities of human emotion. Gain new appreciation as you journey with this deeply divided clan in their courageous flight from Jerusalem toward a promised land--a land that to some seems forever out of reach. Meticulously researched and told with vivid detail and passionate energy, this sacred story brings to life the people, places, and events of the Book of Mormon.
By Dave, Submitted on 2015-02-25
We've endured other attempts at historical fiction about Lehi and Nephi for several years now. These works were full of errors of all kinds, shallow characterization, overly speculative plot elements, and even poor grammar. , But now we finally have one worth reading. Heather Moore's work is wonderful. She is clearly up on the latest research, understands the local culture and geography today and then, and didn't get caught up in fictional elements way beyond the scriptures that only distract from a better understanding and appreciation of the Book of Mormon. Add to that a truly engaging writing style, just the right amount of fictional fill-in to the story (I love getting to know Isaabel, for example), and solid characterization, and you have a book that I enjoyed and will recommend highly to everyone I know. Bring on volume 2!