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America is a country with deep-seated roots of faith planted by pilgrims seeking religious independence. It was these men and women who paved the way for a free nation under God in this promised land - but what if those early voyagers were brought here for a much greater purpose? What if their arrival in this new land heralded the fulfillment of ancient prophecy: laying the foundation of a country that would allow for the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the gathering of scattered Israel? 

In The Pilgrim Hypothesis listeners are presented with a gripping new investigation by best-selling author and historian Timothy Ballard as he uncovers what the early colonists - a people who believed themselves to be the “New Israel” - may have known about their role in the restoration of the gospel. 

Delve into a complex history bridging the centuries and spanning the globe, as each clue leads to one compelling conclusion: history and scripture may be far more intertwined than you’ve ever realized.

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  • Josh
  • 14-07-2020

Mind blown.

President Benson taught that the Book of Mormon was the instrument designed by God to facilitate the gathering of Israel. I've always believed that, but I never understood it until reading this book. This has forever changed the way I think about American History and the way I think about the gathering of Israel.

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  • Benjamin Pack
  • 21-05-2020

My Favorite Book of Tim's

I have read all of Tim's books over the years. I love how he dives deep into his research to support his hypothesis. He does not ignore or shy away from the hard questions. Reading the Pilgrim Hypothesis was a great experience and quite honestly my favorite book of his so far. I am so thankful for the faith and sacrifice of the Puritans, Pilgrims and Columbus. I see the Lord's hand over several centuries as he worked to prepare the people, their hearts and made a way for them to arrive in a Promised Land. He did all of this because of his infinite love and his desire for us to make covenants with him. God is definitely in the details! If you haven't read The Washington Hypothesis or The Lincoln Hypothesis, you will want to after reading The Pilgrim Hypothesis. Thank you Tim for another great book.

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  • Jeanne
  • 02-08-2020

Not on audible

The next time I buy a Tim Ballard book, I will buy a hard copy. He refers to items like a tour of the Adam’s house, that can only be seen in a paper book.

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  • Jodie C.
  • 28-06-2020

great way to learn history!

Learning our true history is more important today than ever. Great at explaining our history, our freedom and our connection with God.

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  • David
  • 24-06-2020

Loved it, loved it!!!

What an amazing perspective and point of view on history. The author was able to bring all the stories and history and present it a clear concise way to talk about the covenant that our forefathers and pilgrims made about coming to America and being led to this promised land. Covenants matter, and it is clear that these early pioneers were guided by for a divine purpose.

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  • Bethany M.
  • 24-11-2020

fascinating !

This book had me completely enthralled! It awakened a desire in me to understand my genealogy , helped me recognize God's hand throughout history, helped me have a greater sense of gratitude and responsibility for the blessings of living in this country.

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  • Steven Alden Alexander
  • 18-11-2020

At best Historical-Fiction

Ballard constructed an argument around the fallacy "Affirming the Consequent". Believe first, then look for evidence, is not how honest inquiry works. It is, however, a great way to fall into cognitive bias.

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  • cheryl savage
  • 17-11-2020

Wonderful

A wonderful reminder of what help form our nation and what we need to preserve it.

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  • Jason
  • 13-11-2020

Excellent book

As his other books this is very well put together and well researched. It’s also a plus to have him read it this time. The guys who narrated the Lincoln Hypothesis and the Washington Hypothesis were at times not very enthusiastic. A book the USA could use at this time when the founding fathers are always under attack.

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  • Tayler
  • 11-11-2020

COULD NOT STOP LISTENING

I learned so much from this book and it was also so entertaining. I’ve been telling everyone I know to read it and learn the TRUE facts about the pilgrims as well as Christopher Columbus. This was my first Timothy Ballard book but I will definitely be reading more!

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