Title: The Celestial City
Author: Chad Daybell
Publisher: Spring Creek Book Co.
Release Date: June 2008
Size: 200 pages, 6×9, softcover
Series: Standing in Holy Places: The Great Gathering (vol. 1)
“And it shall be called the New Jerusalem, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the saints of the Most High God.” (D&C 45:66)
Six months have passed since the LDS prophet’s memorable visit to Manti, and the United States has suffered though a harsh winter. Meanwhile, the Coalition forces have methodically taken control of the nation—except for the Rocky Mountains, where the ice and snow have kept the Saints hidden away from the world.
But spring has arrived, and the Coalition soldiers are on the move again. In response, the Elders of Israel have been called forth from the mountain camps to defend their liberty. Under the direction of the prophet, these faithful servants prepare for a showdown that will determine the course of history.
Within these events, members of the North, Dalton, and Brown families each make vital decisions as they prepare to help build a holy city that will stand forever—New Jerusalem.
The Celestial City, the second novel in the Standing in Holy Places series, paints a vivid picture of exciting prophesied events that still must occur before the Second Coming. If you have an interest in what awaits the members of the LDS Church, this series should definitely be on your reading list!