In the Book of Mormon, the Lord asks His children to remember the captivity and miraculous deliverance of His covenant people.
The second in the series of narrative Church history volumes “has its own stories of captivity and deliverance to tell,” said Jed Woodworth, managing historian and general editor of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, volume 2, No Unhallowed Hand.
Woodworth said the volume details the story of captivity and deliverance as Church members are driven from Nauvoo and settle in the Salt Lake Valley from 1847 to 1893.
“The Saints are captive to punitive judges and laws; they are imprisoned by the caprice of famine and pestilence; by the sorrows of poverty and separation and death; and by their own weaknesses and frailties and sins,” said Woodworth. “Through it all, the Lord stands by His people, upholding them and ultimately redeeming them.”