Jane Elizabeth Manning James: Life Story in English and in French

Life History of Jane Elizabeth Manning JamesAs transcribed by Elizabeth J.D. Roundy                                                                       When a child only six years old, I left my home and went to live with a family of white people. Their names were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fitch. They were aged people and quite wealthy.  I was raised by their daughter. When about fourteen years old, I joined the Presbyterian Church--yet I did not feel satisfied.  It seemed to me … [Read more...]

Developing Spiritual Taste

“The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it.”36 (Teachings of the Prophets)When I was in my late twenties, someone said to me, “You’re too smart to be a Mormon.” Clearly, I’m not. But the picture of Mormonism this person had in mind does not represent the kind of … [Read more...]