Song of Names
A Mormon Mosaic
James Goldberg & Ardis E. Parshall; illustrated by Carla Jimison
In 2015, Beirut’s district president takes the dangerous road to Damascus once a month to bring the sacrament to Syrian Saints. In 1904, a ward rallies around a mentally ill member in Salt Lake City after he’s institutionalized. In 1844, a sister gathers new members on the South Pacific atoll of Anaa and teaches them the gospel by singing hymns from dusk until midnight. The twenty-two poems in Song of Names draw images from the lives of ordinary Latter-day Saints from many times and places to make a mosaic of discipleship.
Accompanied by historical introductions, reflective essays, and original fine art sketches, this collaboration between James Goldberg, Ardis E. Parshall, and Carla Jimison is a monument to two centuries of struggle and faith.