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Brian

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  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1759)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (743)

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    pixychild says: "Interesting @ arm's length"
    "Excellent read"
    Overall

    I found Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven chilling and revealing, with an excellent attention to staying close to fact. While it is entertaining, it also confronts the issues of faith and belief, showing how detached from reason these concepts can become when people lean far towared fundamentalist belief systems without questioning that system with a modicum of logic. My best since Tracy Kidder's Mountain Beyond Mountains.

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