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Saints FAQ

Q: Is Saints an official history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

A: Yes. The First Presidency has said, “We encourage all to read the book and make use of the supplementary material available online.” They continued, “We pray that this volume will enlarge your understanding of the past, strengthen your faith, and help you make and keep the covenants that lead to exaltation and eternal life.” Read the entire statement of the First Presidency.

Q: Who is the author of Saints?

A: There is no single author of Saints. The books are written under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. A list of contributors to the first volume can be found here. Many others also contributed and are acknowledged here.

Q: How many volumes will there be in the Saints series?
Q: When will Volume 2 of Saints be released?

A: We anticipate releasing Volume 2, No Unhallowed Hand, in late 2019. The other volumes will follow at roughly the pace of one volume per year. See this news release for more details.

Q: Is Saints “historical fiction”?

A: No. Saints is written in a narrative style, but all the people, places, and events described are real and supported by historical sources. This introduction to the books explains more.

Q: What are the historical sources behind the stories in Saints?
Q: Where can I learn more about topics discussed in Saints?

A: More than one hundred Church History Topics are found in the endnotes in Saints. These short articles explore in more detail the topics in Saints and provide links to additional resources where you can continue your study. To learn more about Church History Topics, see the Introduction to Church History Topics.

Q: Saints references multiple accounts of the First Vision. Where can I learn more?

A: Each of Joseph Smith’s firsthand accounts are available in the Gospel Library.

Q: What does Saints have to say about Book of Mormon geography?

A: Saints does not make claims about Book of Mormon geography. For further information on this question, see here.

Q: Where can I download the entire audiobook to play offline?

A: The audiobook can be downloaded in the Media Library on LDS.org. You can also download the e-books there.

Q: Is Saints available in other languages?