Skip to main content
Give the gift of reading, get 15% off today.

Onward Alone

Book summary from back of book: Following their wrenching exile from Nauvoo, a devoted community of Latter-day Saints gathered on the plains of Nebraska in the summer of 1846. Yet as they began to construct temporary settlements, five hundred men were called away to march into battle--leaving wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters at the mercy of the elements of nature, the kindness of neighbors, and their trust in the Lord. The severe perils of the Mormon Battalion soldiers have been well documented, but little has been said of heir families, whose struggles an triumphs were equally compelling This book, along with the included DVD, introduces readers to the women who remained on the untamed prairie, with brief biographies emphasizing the distinctive events that individualized each woman, along with insights, scriptures, and poetry that enrich the historical accounts. These little-known stories will delight and enlighten as you come to know an extraordinary group of women who were left behind on the windswept plains yet faithfully traveled ahead on their spiritual journey to Zion.

I really loved reading this book! I loved all of the accounts of the women that were left behind and their families. I am amazed at the lack of care the Church in general was able to give to this group of women after they sent their husbands away. But I guess that it makes sense, given that they had just been driven out of their homes again and had nothing themselves. There are heart-rending accounts of the deaths of family members and also battalion members in this book. I really enjoyed reading the scriptures, hymns and poems that are included with each of the sections. I think it's pretty neat to have a DVD included too! Thanks to Caroline Prohosky for her detailed research into the lives of these remarkable women!

Popular posts

Higher

About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Favorite Friday - Disneyland for Families with a Large Range of Ages

I'm super excited to have Rachel with Get Away Today doing a guest post for us today on Disneyland. I don't know if you know it or not, but we have a large age range of kids in our family. We have a 16 year-old, and 11 year-old and a 3 year-old. Such a large range makes trips a bit tricky. We have to really plan ahead to have something that everyone likes. Rachel has a few suggestions for craziness like this, so without further ado...Rachel!



Hey everybody, it’s Rachel from Get Away Today! I am here to share all of my best tips for a trip to the Disneyland Resort when you have kids with kids of all ages. When you decide to book your Disneyland packages , be sure to book with Get Away Today. We have reduced hotel ratesand discount Disneyland tickets- guaranteeing you the best price! You can also use promo code BookaDay to get an additional $10 off any Southern California vacation package.

Disneyland has to be one of my family’s favorite vacation spots, especially when my siblings…