About Standout Saints

Standout Saints

From prophets to pioneers, from songwriters to scientists, Standout Saints: Church History Heroes from Around the World presents the fascinating true stories of twenty women and twenty men from Church history. Each one-page biography describes impressive achievements and shares stories of great faith. Readers will encounter well-known and beloved Saints such as Joseph Smith and Eliza R. Snow along with lesser-known heroes from around the world such as Hu Wei-I, who miraculously translated the Book of Mormon into Chinese, and Mere Mete Whaanga, a prominent Maori woman who helped the Church spread into New Zealand. In addition, Standout Saints includes uplifting quotes, a Church history timeline, and resources for further study.

The courage and faith of these Saints made them stand out from the world, and this educational and inspiring book helps young readers know that they too can stand out.

My review

I’m always looking for books that can help me teach our kids to be good people. I loved that this book is by an author I’d already heard of. I liked the way she wrote her first book. And this one is amazing as well!

This book is divided into an article about a person. Some of these people are famous. Some are not. But they all were people who stood out in some way or another.

I loved reading all of the articles about the people! I had heard of a lot, but not all of them. The author did a fantastic job of picking people from all ethnicities and backgrounds. This will show the young people who read it, and their parents, that Heavenly Father loves each of us. He has put examples of faith in him all around all of us.

But not only that, we can be an example of faith to those we come in contact with. And what a great thing for all of us to learn at a young age.

I love the illustrations in this one as well. They are done in a fun style. And they include little sketches representing what each person did in their life.

I was sent a copy of Standout Saints as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

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Hard copies available in the US and Canada only; E-books available internationally

About the author

Sierra Wilson is a children’s author/illustrator living in Alberta, Canada. She wrote The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me and I Can Be Like Jesus as well as several other books for children soon to be released. Before turning to writing, Sierra worked as a high school English and history teacher. She is the daughter of two modern-day pioneers and loves researching about pioneers and faithful heroes of all kinds. When she’s not writing, you can find her adventuring with her husband and four children, cross-country skiing, or eating all the chocolate. 


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