Women of Faith in the Latter Days: Volume 4: 1871-1900

by Brittany Chapman Nash, Richard E. Turley, Jr.

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This groundbreaking series recounts the lives of women of faith and dedication in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Often in their own words, they share their trials, triumphs, and testimonies.

This fourth volume features women born between 1872 and 1900 whose stories explore a comparatively untapped era in Mormon history. This generation of Latter-day Saint women experienced firsthand the challenges of the Mexican Revolution, World War I, and World War II. They also witnessed the unprecedented global expansion of the Church and the first young women to serve as proselytizing missionaries.

You will become reacquainted not only with such well-known figures as general Relief Society president Belle S. Spafford and Camilla Eyring Kimball, wife of President Spencer W. Kimball, but will also meet Kasimira Viktoria Cwiklinski Wurscher, who led the Relief Society in communist East Germany for more than twenty years; Edith Papworth Weenig Tanner, a British spy during World War I; and Maria Guadalupe Monroy Mera, who endured deep persecution, including the martyrdom of her brother, for her family's acceptance of the restored gospel in Mexico.

The faith these women exhibited as they rejoiced in blessings and dealt with struggles provides a model for us today in facing our own challenges as we too strive to build lives of faith.

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Size6 x 9
PublishedDeseret Book 2017

About the Authors

Brittany Chapman Nash

Brittany Chapman Nash is a historian in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her background is focused on women during the Victorian era.

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Richard E. Turley, Jr.

Richard E. Turley, Jr., Assistant Church Historian and Recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a member of the editorial board of the Church Historian's Press, which publishes The Joseph Smith Papers and other highly-acclaimed works of Church history. He is the author or co-author of several books, including How We Got the Book of Mormon and How We Got the Doctrine and Covenants, with William W. Slaughter; Massacre at Mountain Meadows, with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard; Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith, with Lael Littke; and Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case. In addition, he is the coeditor of the series Women of Faith in the Latter Days, with Brittany A. Chapman, and general editor of the print volumes of The Journals of George Q. Cannon. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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By , Submitted on 2018-05-15

I have thoroughly enjoyed these books and how much I have been in awe of each of the stories. I cannot wait until the next volumes come out!

Remarkable stories moving into the 20th century
By , Submitted on 2017-11-01

I have been awaiting this volume, which moves from the pioneer era into the early-twentieth century. Not that the pioneer era isn't just as important, but these more modern stories are ones that are rarely told. This volume includes diverse voices from around the globe, but some things they all share in common are facing the horrors of global war, flu and smallpox epidemics, and child loss. The faith and resilience of these women is incredible, and their focus on eternal family rings true to the Latter-day Saint experience a century later. A remarkable volume!

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