8/26/10

REGATHERING OF THE SCATTERED SAINTS




by Pearl Wilcox

This is the fifth in a series of volumes Pearl Wilcox has written about the early Saints and other Jackson County pioneers. In it she covers the regrouping of the "faithful " in the 1850s, the reorganization of the Church in 1860, the reclamation of former converts, and the adding of new members up to the turn of the century. Although it consists of chronicled events, it is primarily the story of men and women who held to long-cherished hopes and shaped their lives around them.

History buffs will appreciate the research and documentation she did in preparing the manuscript. Casual readers will find the saga interestingly told. And those who merely leaf through the book will see captivating photos, many of which have never before been printed. Regathering offers something for everyone who cares about the past and the people who made the present possible.