One More River to Cross

Standing on the Promises, Book 1

A novel by Margaret Blair Young & Darius Aidan Gray

After this groundbreaking, deeply moving trilogy about black LDS pioneers was first published, modern-day descendants came forward with further information, photographs, and more detailed history. In this new edition, the authors have corrected some errors and dramatized the experience of additional black pioneers.

"This well-researched historical novel reconstructs the lives of two 19th-century African-American converts to Mormonism. The interwoven narratives work surprisingly well as a single novel."

Publishers Weekly

"This book deals convincingly with an important subject about which very little has been written: black Mormon adherents whose membership . . . dates back as far as 1832. . . . This is an important book. It ought to be read by everyone as it throws light on some little-known facts about the history of the membership of African-Americans in the early church."

—Harry B. Dunbar, Ph.D.

"The story is as unflinching in its portrayal of this period of American history . . . as it is gentle and understanding in tone. . . . As readers discover the perseverance of black men and women in the face of ongoing persecution . . . they also learn of the extraordinary strength of character that kept them going."

—Association for Mormon Letters

Trade paperback
336 pages
ISBN 978-0-9843603-8-3

Book three is coming soon

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