Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

A Banner is Unfurled Vol. 2: Be Still My Soul by Marcie Gallacher & Kerri Robinson. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

This is the 2nd book in a series about Ezekial Johnson and his family, important people in early church history. The authors have taken journals, letters and histories to tell the stories of the Johnson family. In this continuation of Volume 1, we follow Ezekial and his plan to separate his family physically from the church by moving them Fort Dearborn. But Julia Johnson feels her testimony is more important. They suffer tragedy and a loss that is hard to bear. Through it all Julia tries to hold her family together.

This really is a remarkable story. There are so many people in early church history that we know so little about. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Johnsons and their contributions to the church. How amazing it must have been to associate with Joseph Smith and his family! But how hard differing faiths must have been on their family. I look forward to the next installment about the Johnson family and am grateful for the research and effort that has been made to bring forth these books.