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A Lion and a Lamb A Return To PalmyraIn 1830, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Was Established In Palmyra, New York But Within A Few Short Years, Persecution Had Driven The Saints Away From The Church S Birthplace For Many Decades, Northwestern New York Was A Hostile Place For A MormonHowever, In 1915, President Joseph F Smith Felt Impressed The Time Had Come For The Church To Again Have A Presence There He Called Willard And Rebecca Bean To Return To PalmyraAs A Former Prizefighter, Willard Had The Temperament To Withstand The Unkind Words And Harsh Treatment They Received From Their Neighbors, While Rebecca S Kind Demeanor Served To Create Friends Out Of Former EnemiesAs The Couple S Initial Five Year Calling Stretched On For Many Years, They Were Instrumental In Many Key Events, Such As The Acquisition Of The Hill Cumorah And Other Prominent SitesMost Importantly, Their Sacrifices And Faithfulness Opened The Way For Thousands Of Saints To Visit Palmyra In Later Years And Partake Of The Spirit Of The Lord That Is ThereThis Is Their Story.

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10 thoughts on “A Lion and a Lamb

  1. Courtney Courtney says:

    Mormon pioneering story.

  2. Deanna Deanna says:

    It s hard to know how many stars to give some books This one tells the truth and all by itself, that should probably give it five stars It is a history of the authors grandparents, who were missionaries sent to open the doors of Palmyra so the church could establish a presence there again and perhaps acquire some of the properties of historical value Willard and Rebecca Bean moved into the Smi

  3. Linnae Linnae says:

    The story of Willard and Rebecca Bean, a young couple called to serve a mission in Palmyra, NY in 1915 Back then there was still much hostility toward Mormons in that area He was a boxer and not afraid of anyone or anything She was a great cook and hostess Over the next 24 years, they slowly but surely made friends and helped turn the tide of anger, while living on the old Joseph Smith homestead They w

  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was established in Palmyra, New York in 1830, it was only a few years later that the persecution for the members of the church was so great, they had to abandon their lives there Many years later, in 1915, the president of the LDS church, Joseph F Smith, felt it was time for them to return He called Willard and Rebecca Bean, a newly married couple, on a m

  5. Ruth Ruth says:

    This is a great story based on true events The writing itself was a little fluffy, so I suppose that halted me from giving it a higher rating That said, I felt inspired by the life and mission of this good couple They did amazing things for the cause of their religio...

  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    On a fall 2010 trip to Palmyra, NY to visit family I bought this book about the 24 year mission of Willard and Rebecca Bean to Palmyra, beginning in 1915 They were the first Mormons to return to the hostile Palmyra area after the Saints settled in Utah Through kindness and hard work they were able to reestablish the Church in the area and obtain for the Church the Hill Cumorah and other historical sites My sister and I gathered

  7. Jennifer Griffith Jennifer Griffith says:

    This is the story of Willard and Rebecca Bean s 24 year mission to return the LDS church to its roots in western New York It s not a traditionally written history book It is muchloosely told, and lovingly told I found the Beans fascinating, and I think I might have come away from the book loving them almost as much as their grandson the author I found this story so uplifting, their experiences exceptional If a person goes into it looking

  8. Sherrill Sherrill says:

    This is the sweet story of a couple who left their comfortable surroundings to go an a mission to Palmyra It lasted for 24 years They were the ultimate couple to be sent to this hostile environment Willard was not a standoffish sort He was a former prize fighter and he could hold his own anywhere The two of them made many friends for the church and were instrumenatal in acquiring a lot of his...

  9. Shauna Shauna says:

    A very easy read A biography in novel form of Willard and Rebecca Bean They were called on a 5 year mission to re establish the church presence in Palmyra and 24 years later were released In that time they went from the hated and lonely mormons, to beloved friends of the entire community My dad recommended the book to me and, as his dad was a boxer, I think he felt a kinship to Bro Bean I felt it was inspiring to know of anyone who could magnify their cal

  10. Sheryl Sheryl says:

    I had never heard of these people but this is a true story of Willard and Rebecca Bean who were sent by the church in 1915 to settle in Palmyra and live in the Joseph smith home All the anti church prejudices were still there and the people wouldn t even sell them food They ended up ...

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