Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story

by T. C. Christensen

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As the director of such films as The Touch of the Master's Hand,

Praise to the Man


Gordon B. Hinckley: A Giant Among Men,

and the cinematographer of

The Work and the Glory,

Forever Strong


The Testaments, T.C. Christensen has touched the hearts of millions of Latter-day Saints with his exemplary filmmaking. Now he shares the incredible true story of a man who had everything he wanted, but discovered something greater in sacrificing all for the building of the Kingdom.

Treasure in Heaven is the true story of John Tanner, a wealthy New York landowner and convert to the Church who in 1834 sold his properties to assist the Church. He freely gave all he had, giving us an example of generosity and consecration in serving the Lord.

About the Author

T. C. Christensen

Producer / Writer / Director / Director of Photography

T.C. Christensen is one of the brilliant minds behind the camera when it comes to these family favorites: 17 Miracles (Excel Entertainment); Emma Smith: My Story (Morning Dew); Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (LDS Church); Testaments (LDS Church); The Work & the Glory (Manchester Pictures); Forever Strong (Go Films); Sea Monsters (National Geographic); Roving Mars (Disney); The Buttercreme Gang (Family Films); Rigoletto (Family Films); The Mouths of Babes (LDS Church); Finding Faith in Christ (LDS Church); Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (LDS Church); Only a Stonecutter (LDS Church).

T.C. has won over 270 national and international awards for his work in directing and photography. In 2010, he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers

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(based upon 5 reviews)

Loved It
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I really enjoyed this movie about my 4th Great-Grandpa John Tanner. What a wonderful man who gave so much for what he believed.

Surprise! Better than expected
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

We expected this to be a good, short movie. Surprise! It wasn't good, it was Great! So much so that we are buying our own copy. Don't miss the extra insight and messages shared in the Special Features!!!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I had seen this DVD being promoted in December so when I saw it available in the store, I picked it up for Christmas. It may be short, but what an incredibly powerful message! We enjoy the additional behind the story highlights to learn more about this devoted man willing to consecrate all that he had and then to know the effect on his posterity. Then enjoy the behind the scenes making of the film. We've purchased more gift copies for our family and friends. Gary

Wonderful, but a little too short
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I received this as a Christmas gift from my step-Mother in law whose late first husband was, like me, a direct descendant of John Tanner. I enjoyed this DVD immensely but wish there was more content given. I have many publications about John Tanner and his son Sidney (my third great grandfather), so I guess I wanted to see more of what I read put to this story on film. Do I recommend it? YES! It might be too short for my taste, but the content shown is remarkable.

Incredible Faith
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

John Tanner was one of my ancestors. Having heard his story over the years, it was absolutely wonderful to see it portrayed in the film. Father Tanner's faith in the Lord and in His Restored Gospel allowed him to not only be physically healed, but led him to help build the Kirtland Temple in a way few others could have at that time. He "lost" much willingly and trusted in the Lord completely.

This is a wonderful film that shows the faith of a rich man who was unafraid to become poor in the Lord's service.

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