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Gerald Lund Books In Order

Publication Order of Work and the Glory Books

Pillar of Light (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like a Fire Is Burning (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth Will Prevail (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thy Gold to Refine (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Season of Joy (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Praise to the Man (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Unhallowed Hand (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Great a Cause (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Is Well (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kingdom and Crown Books

Fishers of Men (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Unto Me (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behold the Man (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Guardian Books

The Guardian (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Run With the Swift (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fire and Steel Books

A Generation Rising (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Storm Descends (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Falls (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Proud Shall Stumble (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Smoke (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Flames (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Only the Brave Books

Only the Brave (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Soar With Eagles (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

One in Thine Hand (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alliance (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leverage Point (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Freedom Factor (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire of the Covenant (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Undaunted (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Coming of the Lord (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jesus Christ, Key to the Plan of Salvation (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Music of the Work and the Glory (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Writings of Gerald N Lund (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Light of the World (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearing the Voice of the Lord (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Personal Revelation (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Signatures (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look Up, My Soul (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Tune (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lieutenant Terry's Christmas Fudge (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why Isn't God Answering Me? (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Gerald Lund

Gerald Lund was an American author of historical fiction, Christian, literature and fiction books. He was also a general authority of the LDS Church from 2008 to 2008. He is also a famous LDS fiction writer having authored Kingdom and the Crown and The Work and the Glory series, and also theological non-fiction books for the Latter-Day Saints such as Hearing the Voice of the Lord and The Coming of the Lord.

Lund received his bachelors of art and master’s degrees in Sociology from BYU. The author also did diverse graduate work in Hebrew and New Testament studies at the University of Judaism and Pepperdine University, respectively. He’s also written several books that explore the gospel of Jesus and a trilogy that explore humans relationship with God and how our heavenly father expresses his love to his children. During his service in the educational system that spanned over three and half decades, Lund played the roles of curriculum writer, seminary teacher, institute director and teacher, zone administrator, and director of college curriculum. He and his deceased wife are parents of seven children.

Pillar of Light

Pillar of Light is the first book in a long and riveting series of historical books that illustrate the origin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints –Mormons through the narration of a fictional family. In this series debut novel, Lund draws liberally from written accounts of scripture and church history to put words relating many of the events into the mouths of those who spoke them.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t notate them in this first volume though he does that in later books, and for those who aren’t familiar with the many texts in this book, they don’t realize these are the words of the living men. In addition unless already familiar with history, some readers may not tell the difference between purely fictional people versus those who existed in real life. But as earlier stated, this is done in the future books in the series.

The author tells of a story of a fictional family whose lives are interwoven with Joseph Smith right from the start. As they come to learn about his story of gold plates and an angel, each reaches different conclusions. Some believe this story almost immediately, and others take their time to feel it in their hearts while others scorn. Smith is a part of the father-son tension that arises in the novel. We get to see him and his brother Hyrum through his family’s perspective, who at first know him as hard-working and honest man before they later learn of the wild tales. We also see members of the society mocking his story, and we also see people who support him at great emotional and financial perspectives.

Throughout the story, the author doesn’t force the reader to believe anything about Smith, and we are never taken to see the angel or the gold plates but only hear about it from him. As a result the reader is left to figure out on their own whether what Smith is telling the truth or lying?

Gerald Lund was an active member of the church, and so the image that he paints of Smith is vivid. His characters are realistic and do also paint realistic doubts of his characters. When one of the characters is requested to read the Book of Mormon and even Judge Joseph Smith’s words by his fruits, this invitation could also be said to be extended to the reader as well.

Even though the Work and the Glory series is predominantly embraced by Mormons today, it doesn’t exclude the nonmember readers the same way LDS text do. Each concept of LDS doctrine is vividly explained to a character unfamiliar with it and therefore making the reader get a better understanding of the concept. From the descriptive texts in the book, it’s clear that the author did his homework researching not only about the historical church documents and also about the period which is explained through the daily activities such as putting shingles on a roof and grinding floor at home.

Whether you’re reading it to quench your curiosity about the history of the church and how it plays a major role in American history or practicing Mormon, you will find this book compelling and exciting. The interactions between the characters, both religious and non-religious keep the story moving, and the family dynamics are beautifully done.

Fishers of Men

In a far ancient foreign land in a time foretold by the men of wisdom, a baby boy was born beneath a shining star. Three decades later later, the boy known as Jesus would begin teaching his message of peace, hope and love. He claimed to be the son of God and his life; words would eventually transform the world.
Through David, Joseph accepts that Jesus is the messiah, and the rest of his family becomes more cautious. His wife and son are the leaders of a revolutionary Zealot movement, hoping for a Messiah that will destroy the Romans with power and Army of knights, not the kind of messiah preaching love and forgiveness.
Meanwhile, the news about Jesus travels fast to the heart of Jerusalem, and both the powerful Pharisee Azariah and Sadducee Mordechai agree that something must be done to stop Jesus of Nazareth before anything gets out of hand. Fishers of Men is an intriguing tale filled with memorable character that breath life to this period in the history of the world. It is a tale about the importance of family, the miracle of forgiveness, the power of faith and the strength one needs to follow their heart.

With a desire to be detailed, accurate and fair enough to differing opinion, Mr Gerald Lund takes you through all the years of Jesus ministry on Earth through the perspective of a fictional Christian family who are good people and desire for what is right. Their experiences and observances of other characters will transport you back in time to when Jesus walked the surface of the Earth.

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