An epic novel by a decorated soldier
The first book, A Hero Rises: Moroni and the Battle for Manti, introduces readers to Captain Moroni, and how at an early age he came to command a large army in a time of extreme national danger. We follow Moroni through tragedy and triumph, helping all readers to gain a deeper understanding of why Mormon said of him “…if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever… ” (Alma 48:17).
Youth (ages 10 & up) and adults will be inspired by the courageous examples of Captain Moroni, Teancum, Captain Lehi and the other Christian heroes in A Hero Rises: Moroni & the Battle for Manti. These were real men, facing real challenges. They overcame adversity by obedience to God, and fought to defend their faith, families, and freedom. The exciting battle scenes and storyline will fascinate readers both young and old with intricate combat details, mature characters, and emotional and spiritual dilemmas.
The author, Jason Mow, himself a decorated army paratrooper, narcotics detective, SWAT team leader, government contractor, body guard and currently a retired, decorated Phoenix, Arizona police officer, has infused the scriptural story with a wealth of details from his own experiences in war. Jason challenges readers to find out for themselves why Mormon felt the war chapters were so important that Mormon included them in the Book of Mormon.