The rebuilt Nauvoo Temple looks over the tranquil town of Nauvoo--honoring the past yet heralding the future. Standing on the same spot as its predecessor, the Nauvoo Temple mirrors the original architectural design, hosts a golden angel atop the tower, and bears a near-perfect match to those original walls--of sacred stone.
Sacred Stone is the story of the building of the original Nauvoo Temple and the rebuilding of the same structure more than one hundred and fifty years later. But this account is far more than a study of bricks and mortar. It speaks of a people whose journey to find God began by embracing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and was extended by their absolute dedication to building a temple on the banks of the Mississippi. They shaped a House for God in river bank stone and found within those walls blessings and crowning glory to fit them for the journey--across the plains and home to their Father in Heaven.
As the companion volume to the television documentary produced and directed by Lee Groberg and narrated by Hal Holbrook, Sacred Stone brings together hundreds of stunning contemporary and archival photographs, paintings, etchings, and other historical images along with a compelling and inspirational commentary by renowned author Heidi S. Swinton. [publisher blurb]