The Mormons: An Illustrated History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a one-of-a-kind picture documentary of Mormonism, the people and their faith. Written largely by a team of Latter-day Saint scholars at Brigham Young University, this lavish new table-top book traces the LDS Church in brief, beautifully illustrated chapters from its organization in 1830 by Joseph Smith, through the migration west under Brigham Young, to the massive expansion and globalization of the Church in recent decades.


In a conversational style, the book treats the origins, beliefs, and practices of the Church, and the lifestyle of its members. It also has chapters on education, humanitarian aid, temple building, family history and the acceleration of missionary work. Read about the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir; there is even a chapter on celebrity Mormons!


1:    A Visit to Temple Square


2:    Salt Lake City and Utah


3.    Joseph Smith and the  


4.    Jesus Christ and the Plan of


5.    The Bible, the Book of Mormon,
       and Additional Scriptures


6.    The Foundation of Apostles and


7.    Meetinghouses and Church


8.    Mormon Lifestyle


9.    Education: A High Priority


10.  Reaching Out to Those in Need


11.  Mormon Temples Dot 
       the Earth


12.  Family History and Genealogy


13. “Unto Every Nation”


14.  Mormons Who Have Made

       a Difference




       For Further Reading






11 x 8.5 inches

168 pp.

270 color illustrations

ISBN: 978-I-8589-4620-7

34.95USD List Price

(Frequently discounted online)


Roy A. Prete is an emeritus professor at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario (the equivalent of the US Military Academy, West Point, New York). A professional historian, he has taught modern European and Canadian History for 35 years and has published many articles and a volume on World War I. He is the editor or co-editor of six books, including Window of Faith: Latter- day Saint Perspectives on World History (2005) and Embracing the Future: Preparing for Life After Retirement (2011).


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“The book offers perspectives on the Church’s core values by those who practice the faith every day.”

Good Reads

“This sumptuously illustrated ‘coffee table’ hardcover publication by Merrell, an independent British publisher, testifies to the value of the printed book. . . . [The] illustrations have a warm ‘human interest’ appeal.”

BYU Studies

“The perfect introduction to Mormonism.”




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Donations are invited in support of advertising and other promotions to the Roy and Carma Prete Publications Trust [RCPPT]. Adminstrative costs are borne by volunteers and all profits are donated to LDS charities. As an IRS-approved charity, the Trust will issue a receipt for taxation purposes for donations of $20 or more.

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