No Unhallowed Hand

No Unhallowed Hand

Picking up the story shortly after the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, No Unhallowed Hand — volume 7 in the series The Work and the Glory — takes the saga of the Restoration the the fictional Steed family from the end of June 1844 to February 1846.

As this volume opens, it is a time of great sadness and of uncertainty. Having lost their beloved prophet, the Saints witness a series of power plays by those who would use the opportunity to further their own interests. It is not long, however, before the Lord's purposes are made apparent and the Twelve take their rightful position as leaders of the Church, with Brigham Young at their head. For a time, an uneasy peace seems to prevail in Illinois, but then the Nauvoo Charter is revoked, anti-Mormon hatred is again inflamed by those involved in the Prophet's death, mobs burn homes in small Mormon settlements, and eventually the Saints again find themselves faced with the threat of violent expulsion unless they agree to leave the state. The situation promises to divide the Steeds. Who among them will go west and who will stay? What will Joshua's and Melissa's part-member families do?

This installment in the series contains not only its share of fascinating real-life history, but also a number of plot twists involving the Steeds that will keep readers engaged from beginning to end. The story of their lives underscores the prophetic nature of Joseph Smith's words that, indeed, “no unhallowed hand can stop the work.”

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  • Dan

    The United States of America is the country founded by seekers of freedom from oppressive governments. But did you know the Mormon Church, born on April 6th, 1830 in New York State, was forced with vi...

  • Becky

    This was one of the more interesting books in the series, even though little forward movement happened. Joshua has become my favorite character in the entire series, quite a turn-around from his villa...

  • Hila

    It is a dark time in Nauvoo, Illinois, for the Latter-Day Saints: their beloved Prophet, Joseph Smith, and his brother Hyrum have been martyred. Amidst the grief and mourning, there is confusion. Who ...

  • Aubrey

    I read the first six volumes a few years ago, and became very engrossed in the story of the fictional Steed family. Unfortunately forces combined that didn't allow me to finish the last 3 books until ...

  • Michelle

    I have a lot of ancestors who lived in Nauvoo during this time period. Some of them came West with the Saints and some of them did not. I have often wondered what all of their experiences were. Why di...

  • Joanne

    I am currently on the 7th book in the series and have read the series once before. My family history follows the Mormon church from the Kirtland period through to the present. I enjoy the author's not...

  • Deanna

    Reread September 2018——Reread October 2016_____After my 3rd Reading: This volume discusses the succession in the presidency and also the saints expulsion by violence out of Nauvoo. I'm amazed what...

  • Jennifer

    I LOVE this series. If you're not reading it because it's church fiction or it's a fad, you're only hurting yourself. I learned SO much about the history of the Mormon church from these novels....

  • Wesley Morgan

    I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I expected a letdown after an intense book 6 ended with the martyrdom. I've always wanted to learn more about what happened after, during the succession ...

  • Kevin R.

    Another good book, but another pretty tough time to read about. This book deals with the aftermath of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum and the preparations to trek west to the Rocky Mountains. With t...