By Faith Alone/The Stranger in My Genes: Bill Griffeth Bundle

$ 41.93 $ 59.90

Buy Both of Bill Griffeth's bestselling books and save 30% off the regular price of $59.90!

By Faith Alone: My Family Epic's History

Published: August, 2019. Paperback, 300 pages, illustrated

Family trees are never finished. In 2008, avid amateur genealogist Bill Griffeth published By Faith Alone, a history of his ancestors and the diverse faith traditions they brought with them to the American continent: Catholic, Anglican, Congregationalist, Presbyterian, and Methodist, just to name a few. But his journey of discovery continued. With this second edition, Griffeth adds ancestors who were Quakers and early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ultimately, By Faith Alone is not the story of a family. It is the story of a country and the great motivator that created it: faith. 

The Stranger in My Genes: a memoir

Published: September 2016. Hardcover, 196 pages

Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, a quest which will shake his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others--and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.

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