You May Take My Life, But Never My Faith": The Life Stories of Gerda Alma Hendrickson 1872-1950 and Lars Wilhelm Hendrickson 1861-1939
1965·Salt Lake City, UT
by [Hendrickson Family]
Salt Lake City, UT: The Hendrickson Family Organization; Publisher's Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 341pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Illustrated in black and white. The extremities are mildly bumped and rubbed, the spine has numerous small stains, and there are two barely negligible moisture stains on the top edge of the text block. Internally clean. From the Preface- "The title of this book comes from a remarkable experience in Mother's life. Shortly after she joined the Church in Sweden, persecution began to run Rampant. Her brother introduced her to his friends as a harlot. Sentiment against her was at a high peak and widespread. She stood alone, except for one girl friend who consented to sleep with her this night. It was a cold wintry night, with several feet of snow on the ground. Suddenly, footsteps came rushing up the stairway to her room, the door flung open and there stood her brother Erland, insane with anger. He pointed a pistol at her and with a demanding voice he said, 'Deny your faith this minute or I will send a bullet through your heart.' She calmly replied, 'You can take my life, but never my faith.' (Inventory #: 49085)
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