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Work and the Glory: American Zion

The movie Work and the Glory: American Zion was based on the book Like a Fire is Burning.

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Movie details for Work and the Glory: American Zion

The movie was released in 2005 and directed by Sterling Van Wagenen. Work and the Glory: American Zion was produced by Paramount Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll, Brighton Hertford, Kimberly Varadi, Colin Ford, Sera Bastian, Emily Podleski, Jim Grimshaw, Jonathan Scarfe, Melanie Hawkins, Frank Ashmore, Curtis Andersen, Jeff Ham, Giulia Pagano, Raphael Sbarge, Mike Pniewski, Matthew Carlton and Michael Bowen.

 

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The second in a series of epic films about the beginnings of the Mormon church (preceded by The Work and the Glory and followed by The Work and the Glory: A House Divided), The Work and the Glory: American Zion chronicles the struggles of church founder ... Read More
The second in a series of epic films about the beginnings of the Mormon church (preceded by The Work and the Glory and followed by The Work and the Glory: A House Divided), The Work and the Glory: American Zion chronicles the struggles of church founder Joseph Smith (Jonathan Scarfe, Into the West) to found the promised land--Zion--that God has promised him and his followers. The movie blends historical events (such as the destruction of the printing press used to publish Joseph Smith's visions) with the fictional story of the Steed family: The father, Benjamin (Sam Hennings, Seasons of the Heart), doesn't believe in Smith but labors to support his family, even as his two sons are sent in different directions: Nathan (Alexander Carroll) and his wife follow Smith devoutly, while Joshua (Eric Johnson, Smallville) joins a Missouri militia that drives the Mormons from the state. Members of the Church of Latter Day Saints will undoubtedly find this dramatization of their history compelling; for others, it may feel like a religious soap opera trying to encompass so much history that the characters never develop beyond types. Based on the nine-volume series by Gerald N. Lund; also featuring Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives). --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Like a Fire is Burning

Like a Fire is Burning was written by Gerald N. Lund. The book was published in 1991 by Bookcraft Pubs. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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