BOOKS OF HISTORY AND HERITAGE
BYU Studies and the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute jointly publish inspiring scholarly works on the history and heritage of Latter-day Saints. Below are descriptions of recent publications: A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission, by Morris A. Shirts, '47, and Kathryn H. Shirts, '71 (2001, 523 pp., $29.95 [hardback], $21.95 [softback]) In 1850 Church leaders established the Iron Mission in southern Utah. A Trial Furnace chronicles the lives of the people who ran this mission, men and women who struggled in their new environment but found strength and faith in their community. No Toil nor Labor Fear: The Story of William Clayton, by James B. Allen, '56 (2002, 454 pp., $29.95 [hardback], $19.95 [softback]) This book explores the life of William Clayton, the pioneer famous for writing the words of the beloved hymn "Come, Come Ye Saints." Voyages of Faith: Explorations in Mormon Pacific History, edited by Grant R. Underwood, '77 (2000, 413 pp., $18.95) With Voyages of Faith you can embark on your own journey to the Pacific. You'll meet influential Saints, find out about the area's missionary and colonization efforts, and learn the history of the Laie Hawaii Temple.
web: For more information on books by BYU Studies and the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute, see byustudies.byu.edu and smithinstitute.byu.edu/publications.asp.