Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story


As the director of such films as The Touch of the Master’s Hand, Praise to the Man and Gordon B. Hinckley: A Giant Among Men, T.C. Christensen has touched the hearts of millions of Latter-day Saints with his exemplary filmmaking. Now he shares the incredible true story of a man who had everything he wanted, but discovered something greater in sacrificing all for the building of the Kingdom.

Treasure in Heaven is the true story of John Tanner, a wealthy New York landowner and convert to the Church who in 1834 sold his properties to assist the Church. He freely gave all he had, giving us an example of generosity and consecration in serving the Lord.

Related events:

  • 1834 – John Tanner and his wife are baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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  • David Birley

    A powerful and moving story of unlimited sacrifice of everything of personal value in the service of the Kingdom. I know I would have an incredible problem to try to live up to Tanner’s example, even though I know it was the right and proper thing to do, and that his sacrifices — and those of his family — will be justly rewarded in Heaven.

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