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The Field Is White (Light & Truth #1)

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A historical fiction of the United Brethen congregation in England in the early 1840's. The arrive of an apostle from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings the gospel message they have been searching for. In just a few months, he baptizes nearly the entire congregation. This book brings to light the hisorical mission of Elder Wilford Woodruff.
Hardcover, 527 pages
Published June 21st 2004 by Harris Publishing (first published June 2004)
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Mar 25, 2012 Janell rated it liked it
This is a historical novel based on a true story. In all fairness, I should mention up front that I'm not fond of this type of novel. The mixture of truth and fiction never works well for me.

This time the truth is the story of one of the greatest early missionary events of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; that of the conversion of the 600 members of the United Brethren congregation in England by Elder Wilford Woodruff. This conversion story is well documented in Woodruff's journ
Aug 25, 2008 Ila rated it really liked it
I did not care for the author's style of writing. It was a worthwhile read in that it is based on true events and also true characters. I was able to visit Nauvoo while reading the book and it gave me greater insight to the characters and also was able to see some of the names of those characters on monuments, etc., while there. I learned much about Wilford Woodruff and the book gave me a greater understanding of some of the persecutions that these pioneers experienced in joining the Church of J ...more
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Mar 24, 2013 Idamae Wallace rated it really liked it
I love historical fiction. This book was not a disapointment to me. I loved the characters and the story, however I really loved the history of Christianity that he added to the book. I learned so much. I loved this book and I am excited to read the rest of the series!
May 05, 2011 Tammie rated it it was amazing
I read this book a long time ago, but along with a few others on this page I am related to the Harris'. My grandfather is the grandson of Robert Harris. I felt the books were similar to the Work and Glory but I had a bigger interest because it was family! Great Read!!!
Sep 11, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
This is a fictional book based on the story of true characters, which happen to be my direct ancestors. (My great, great grandparents) I was, therefore, very interested in it's content, but found the writing to be not as compelling as I would have liked.
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Aug 05, 2008 Nancy Beard rated it it was amazing
A good Historical Book,that takes place in the early 1800's I felt like I was living right there with the Eagles, Harris and Browett Families.
Nov 06, 2008 Nanci marked it as to-read
this story is about robert and hannah harris who are my great great great grandparents. pretty cool
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