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Joseph Smith
Richard Lyman Bushman
1400042704
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. How should a historian depict a man's life when that man, and his religion, remain a mystery to so many 200 years after his birth? Bushman, an emeritus professor at Columbia University and author of Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism, greatly expands on that previous work, filling in many details of the founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and carrying the story through to the end of Smith's life. Many continue to view Smith as an enigmatic and controversial figure. Bushman locates him in his historical and cultural context, fleshing out the many nuances of 19th-century American life that produced such a fertile ground for emerging religions. The author, a practicing Mormon, is aware that his book stands in the intersection of faith and scholarship,...


Burned
Ellen Hopkins
1416903542
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream.It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, a simple dream may not be exactly a sin, but it could be the first step toward hell and eternal damnation.This dream is a first step for Pattyn. But is it to hell or to a better life? For the first time Pattyn starts asking questions. Questions seemingly without answers -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love -- mostly love. What is it? Where is it? Will she ever experience it? Is she deserving of it?It's with a real boy that Pattyn gets into real trouble. After Pattyn's father catches her in a...


The Prophetic Book of Mormon (Collected Works of Hugh Nibley)
Hugh Nibley
0875791794
February 1989
Hardcover
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Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith (Translator)
0830902732
June 1973
Hardcover
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The Salt Lake Tribune, October 3, 1998
Holding an 1830 first edition of The Book of Mormon can stir the souls of bibliophiles and believers alike. --This text refers to the CD-ROM edition.

Brigham Young University NewsNet, September 21, 1998 (lead story)
The copy used by Octavo is in extremely good condition and contains a rare four-page index tipped into the back. --This text refers to the CD-ROM edition.

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Chicken Soup for the Latter-Day Saint Soul
Jack Canfield
0757303153
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A book of 101 original stories for the five million Latter-day Saints in the U.S. to use in church talks, lessons and meetings, as well as family prayer and scripture study. Chicken Soup for the Latter-day Saint Soul will be a breakout regional and national seller. Why? Because Latter-day Saints are already huge fans of the Chicken Soup books, frequently quoting or sharing stories from the series in their weekly church talks, lessons and family prayer nights. Now, Sherm and Peg Fugal, authors of the bestselling Especially for Mormons series, have collected 101 original stories that highlight the tremendous faith of the Latter-day Saints.

About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors of the Chicken Soup...


Slocum and the Sulfur Valley Widows
Jake Logan
051514018X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A Texas cattle baron trying to scare some Mormon widows off the land is about to learn that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned--or a Slocum crossed.


Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3
Joseph Fielding McConkie
0884948072
September 1991
Hardcover
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Leaving the Saints
Martha Nibley Beck
0609609912
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
When graduate student Martha Beck’s son Adam was born with Down syndrome, she and her husband left the chilly halls of Harvard for Utah and the warm, accepting embrace of the Mormon community. Determined to assimilate back into her childhood faith after years of atheism, Beck’s disenchantment resurfaced when censorship from the church heavily influenced the curriculum at Brigham Young University where she taught part-time. More disturbing was Beck’s eventual belief that her father, a virtual celebrity in the Mormon Church, had sexually molested her as a child.

Beck frames her narrative around a conversation with her aged father, dipping in and out of stories of her childhood, marriage, third pregnancy, and teaching. She contrasts her perceptions of the leadership of the institutional church as...



The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition
Grant Hardy (Editor)
0252027973
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Regarded as sacred scripture by millions, the Book of Mormon -- first published in 1830 -- is one of the most significant documents in American religious history. This new reader-friendly version reformats the complete, unchanged 1920 text in the manner of modern translations of the Bible, with paragraphs, quotations marks, poetic forms, topical headings, multichapter headings, indention of quoted documents, italicized reworkings of biblical prophecies, and minimized verse numbers. It also features a hypothetical map based on internal references, an essay on Book of Mormon poetry, a full glossary of names, genealogical charts, a basic bibliography of Mormon and non-Mormon scholarship, a chronology of the translation, eyewitness accounts of the gold plates, and information regarding the lost 116 pages and significant...


By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion
Terryl L. Givens
019513818X


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From Library Journal
In 1830, Joseph Smith, founder of the Christian sect known as Mormons, published writings he had translated from golden plates reputedly delivered to him by the angel Moroni. These writings were to become the controversial sacred writings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and were titled the "Book of Mormon." Although more than 100 million copies of the Book of Mormon are in print in 94 languages, it has been roundly ignored as a legitimate topic of academic study. To correct the situation, Givens (English, Univ. of Richmond; The Viper on the Hearth) has written a thickly detailed book covering the theology and history of the Book of Mormon and its influences on American culture. The result is not a casual read, and the depth of detail makes the reading difficult for those not familiar with...


Faith and Betrayal
Sally Denton
140004135X
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Denton, a journalist who previously explored Mormon history in American Massacre, relays and interprets a British ancestor's experiences in crossing an ocean and a continent to join the Latter-day Saints in Utah. Jean Rio Baker was, by Denton's assessment, a wealthy Victorian woman who "fell sway" to the message of Mormon missionaries in the 1840s. Not long after her husband died, she packed up her children and other members of her extended family and embarked from England on the arduous voyage to Utah. This short biography is at its best when it adheres closely to Rio Baker's own journal of her experiences on the ocean (where she tragically buried a child at sea) and the plains, which she vividly describes in fascinating detail. But for the long stretches of Rio Baker's life where she either did not keep a...


The Book of Mormon Reference Companion
Dennis L. Largey (Editor)
1573452319
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Book of Mormon Reference Companion brings together, all under one cover, more than 900 entries addressing 1500 Book of Mormon topics, including people, places, words, phrases, doctrines, purposes, themes, historical background, Isaiah chapter reviews, books of the Book of Mormon, and general topics of interest. Never before has a reference work of this scope been created to help both the experienced reader and the investigator or new convert understand this important book of scripture. It is like having a teacher beside you as you read and study. Maps, illustrations, photographs, pictures, outlines, and charts combine with the informative articles to enhance understanding and help parents, teachers, and leaders share the message of the Book of Mormon with their families and students. A must-have reference book for...


Cage of Stars
Jacquelyn Mitchard
0446578754
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A young Mormon girl finds herself torn between retribution and forgiveness in The Deep End of the Ocean author Mitchard's latest. Twelve-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Swan witnesses the murder of her two sisters in her family's yard in tiny Cedar City, Utah. Murderer Scott Early is immediately apprehended, but is diagnosed with schizophrenia and ends up spending just three years in a state mental hospital. The rest of Ronnie's family turns to their faith to forgive Early, visiting him just before his release after a battery of drugs have restored him to normalcy. But Ronnie remains angry and haunted by her inability to save her sisters from him, and as she comes of age she tracks Early to San Diego, becomes an EMT, talks his wife into hiring her as a nanny for their infant daughter, and starts planning her...


The Book of Mormon
Joseph Smith
038551316X
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

For the twelve million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide (six million in the United States), The Book of Mormon is literally the word of God, a companion volume to the Bible that contains the everlasting gospel. With the faith now of one of the fastest-growing religions in the country, Doubleday is proud to publish this first official trade edition of The Book of Mormon by special arrangement with the Church.

According to Mormon belief, The Book of Mormon was inscribed on golden plates by generations of prophets, quoted and abridged by the prophet-historian Mormon, and buried in the ground by Mormon’s son, Moroni. Fourteen centuries later, in 1823, the angel Moroni led Joseph Smith to the plates hidden in a hillside in upstate New York. Smith...



The Lost Language of Symbolism: An Essential Guide for Recognizing and Interpreting Symbols of the Gospel
Alonzo L. Gaskill
1570088918
April 2003
Hardcover
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Mormonism for Dummies
Jana Riess
0764571958
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine

Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last!

Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world’s fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably don’t have a clear picture of LDS beliefs and practices. Covering everything from Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon to tithing and family home evening, this friendly guide will get you up to speed in no time.

Discover: How the LDS Church differs from other Christian churches What Mormons believe What happens in Mormon temples and meetinghouses The history of the LDS Church LDS debates on race, women, and polygamy

About the Author
Jana Riess,...



My First Book of Mormon Stories
Deana Draper Buck, Jerry Harston (Illustrator)
1573453072
September 2001
Board book
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Riding in the Shadows of Saints
Jana Richman
1400045428
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Raised a Mormon, Richman had heard stories of her seven great-great-grandmothers walking from Nauvoo, Ill., to the promised land of Salt Lake City in the mid-19th century. Long after leaving the religion and going through a middle-age pensive period, Richman, whose writing has appeared in the Progressive, decided to make the same journey, albeit alone and on a motorcycle. The result is a mixture of roadtrip musings, quirky adventure tales and spiritual reflections, with a healthy dose of unresolved family issues. It's an unusual blend, and those who aren't curious about traveling by motorcycle may find themselves skimming through the parts about driving in the rain or why more women should ride Harleys. But Richman's other adventures—both physical and spiritual—prove universally compelling. Especially...


Book of Mormon Vocabulary Guide
Greg Wright
0965583511
April 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Have you ever been reading The Book of Mormon and come across a word which you did not understand such as "flaxen," "ignominious," or "indolent?" This vocabulary guide will serve as a resource in such situations. Keep it in your scripture covers and use it the next time you encounter a difficult word to find its meaning explained in simple terms. This guide is perfect for seminary, Sunday school, and personal or family scripture study.

From the Author
In the introduction to the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith stated, "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." We hope that by better understanding the meanings of the...


The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (Official Edition)
Joseph Smith (Translator)
0967686555
July 1, 1981
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Book of Mormon is a volume of scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fullness of the everlasting gospel. The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C., and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are the principal ancestors of the...


Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith
Martha Beck
0307335992
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
When graduate student Martha Beck’s son Adam was born with Down syndrome, she and her husband left the chilly halls of Harvard for Utah and the warm, accepting embrace of the Mormon community. Determined to assimilate back into her childhood faith after years of atheism, Beck’s disenchantment resurfaced when censorship from the church heavily influenced the curriculum at Brigham Young University where she taught part-time. More disturbing was Beck’s eventual belief that her father, a virtual celebrity in the Mormon Church, had sexually molested her as a child.

Beck frames her narrative around a conversation with her aged father, dipping in and out of stories of her childhood, marriage, third pregnancy, and teaching. She contrasts her perceptions of the leadership of the institutional church as...



One Nation Under Gods
Richard Abanes
1568582838
Aug 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A conservative Christian writer and director of the Religious Information Center in Southern California, Abanes presents an unvarnished history of Mormonism. As in some of his other works, such as End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon, his intention here is primarily to expose falsehoods and contradictions. In the process, he has created a chronological account of Mormonism that includes many things often intentionally suppressed by leaders of the Latter-day Saints (LDS). Abanes knows his facts and documents his material with careful footnotes, creating a good counterweight to the one-sided image presented in LDS-approved histories. He makes use of private journals and secular articles of the times as well as a wide range of scholarly writings. The resulting book gives a piercing historical overview of Mormon...


No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith
Fawn McKay Brodie
0679730540
August 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of photos. Map.

Inside Flap Copy
The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 24 pages of photos. Map.


Under the Banner of Heaven [ABRIDGED]
Jon Krakauer (Narrator)
073930657X
July 15, 2003
Audio Cassette
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Book Review
In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered the wife and infant daughter of their younger brother Allen. The crimes were noteworthy not merely for their brutality but for the brothers' claim that they were acting on direct orders from God. In Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer tells the story of the killers and their crime but also explores the shadowy world of Mormon fundamentalism from which the two emerged. The Mormon Church was founded, in part, on the idea that true believers could speak directly with God. But while the mainstream church attempted to be more palatable to the general public by rejecting the controversial tenet of polygamy, fundamentalist splinter groups saw this as apostasy and took to the hills to live what they believed to be a righteous life. When their beliefs are challenged or their patriarchal,...


A Different Jesus
Robert L. Millet
0802828760
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A humble, inviting foreword by evangelical Christian leader Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, sets the stage for this groundbreaking book by a Mormon scholar that compares LDS beliefs about Christ with traditional Protestant (and to a lesser extent, Catholic and Orthodox) views. Millet, a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, has spent years in formal conversation with evangelical friends (including Mouw) and coming to understand their beliefs as he presented the LDS viewpoint. This book is offered in the same spirit of dialogue, with no traces of the smugness or shrill tone that often characterize apologetic works. After providing a brief overview of LDS origins and history, Millet offers the LDS perspective on knotty theological issues such as Jesus' premortal life,...

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