Men with a Mission by David J. Whittaker
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the British Isles, 1837-1841

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In 1838, suffering from persecution, hardship, and uncertainty, members of the Quorum of the Twelve must have been astonished at the revelation that said: “And next spring, let them depart to go over the great waters, and there promulgate my gospel.” Their adventures in the British Isles are a truly epic story in Latter-day Saint missionary work — poignant, powerful, and inspiring.

Men With a Mission is a carefully researched, compelling account of that work, taking us to such renowned places as the River Ribble, John Benbow’s picturesque farm, and the docks of Liverpool. This is the story of how those courageous young leaders (their average age was thirty-one) preached, published, confronted devils and persecutors, battled poverty, walked great distances, suffered homesickness, and won the hearts and loyalty of those who became the British Saints.


“One of the best-ever works on Latter-day Saint history, Men With a Mission was a classic as soon as it was published. This book is a model for how our history should be written — based firmly on original research and contemporary documents, illuminating not only the story but also the world in which the story took place, and written very, very well by authors who have mastered the topic. This book is both informative and especially inspiring, as it tells the fascinating story of the first missions of the Twelve to the British Isles.”

Kent P. Jackson

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Published January 18, 2011 by Deseret Book. 480 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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