Edited by S. Kent Brown and Peter Johnson, Provo Utah, The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2006. Hardbound, 11×8″ 178 pgs.
Stark in it’s appearance grand in its sweep, the Arabian desert rolls out a carpet of contrasts as far as the eye can see–mountains of sand, valleys scooped out by the wind, seasonal pools of water brought to life by brief rains, dark igneous mountains muscling above the parched soil, spindly plants extending their roots for dozens of meters in search of moisture, rocks blackened by millennia of blazing sun.
All of these were the changeless, sleepless companions of Lehi, Sariah, and their little party of travelers for eight years in the wilderness. Their passing, it seems, drew only occasional attention–and the constant eye of God.
The images of Lehi’s desert journey, so hauntingly portrayed in the documentary film Journey of Faith, are now in print, together with insightful commentary from the scholars whose years of research culminated in this groundbreaking documentary.