The third volume of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days was published digitally today in 14 languages. This newest book of narrative history, Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, tells the story of the Latter-day Saints from 1893 to 1955—a time of unprecedented change in the Church and the wider world.
The digital version of volume 3 is available for free on the Church website and in the Church History section of the Gospel Library app. Printed copies will be available in English the coming weeks in the Church’s online store and at retail outlets. Other languages in print will follow in coming months.
Previous volumes of Saints focus on the early Restoration as the Latter-day Saints gathered to build temples in Kirtland, Nauvoo, and Utah. Although these books included stories from England, Scandinavia, and the Pacific Islands, it is in volume 3 that the story becomes truly global. More than half the book takes place outside the United States, with stories set in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and Oceania. At the book’s culmination, President David O. McKay dedicates the Swiss Temple, the first house of the Lord in Europe. No longer would European Saints have to cross oceans to participate fully in the blessings of the restored gospel.