Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Out Of Jerusalem Vol. 3: Towards the Promised Land by H.B. Moore. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

"It is time for Lehi's family to leave the place Bountiful for the Promised Land. But Nephi's older brother, Laman and Lemuel, believe they are already living in a promised land. Why should they leave their newfound abundance? Challenged with following instructions from the Lord while keeping peace within the family, Nephi forges ahead to build a ship that can cross oceans-but storms at sea are nothing compared to the turbulent relationship between Nephi and his older brothers."

If you have read my previous reviews of the Out of Jerusalem books, Volume 1 and Volume 2, you will have already concluded that I'm a fan of this series. It's kind of funny really, but each time I read another one, I think that this will be the one that can't live up to my expectations. But Volume 3 did once again live up to my expectations and surpass them. I love this series. It's makes me think of the Book of Mormon in a whole new way and it helps me identify with beloved people and stories that we all know so well.

The author never misses a detail in researching these books. The customs, culture and traditions of Lehi's people and times is painstakingly investigated and it is reflected in this volume, as well as previous ones. I have never understood how Nephi's family could have stood by and watched Laman and Lemuel tie Nephi to the mast of the ship without doing something, but the author portrays a very realistic account of what might have been. It helped me to understand and empathize. I truly hope you'll enjoy Towards the Promised Land as much as I did.