©2009 Latayne C. Scott; (P)2009 Zondervan
yes, this book gives a good understanding of what Mormonism truly believes from a Christian perspective.I disagree with the previous review in calling this book, "hate speech." it is giving an analysis of one religion through the eyes of another, and a well documented and researched one at that.
I bought this book as a way to understand Mormonism, in case it will become a subject in the upcoming presidential elections. I was terribly disappointed to discover that this is not a book explaining in a neutral prospective the Mormon believes, but instead, it's trying to explain why Christianity is better than Mormonism. In the process, it's also trashing Judaism. In the worst case of cultural annihilation, the author translates the most important historical saying of the Jewish people, "Shma Israel," as saying "His name is Joshua".
It's a shame Audible.com represents this book as a non-fiction. It should be placed in the "Hate-Literature" section.
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No redeeming qualities. It's a Con Job.
Can I get my money back, please?
Yes, the title. It suggests this book is predominantly about Mormonism. However, it was more like dissing Mormonism and pitching Christianity.
I haven't listened to any other titles narrated by Tamara. However, she nailed the tone for the Pollyanna prose in the book. Can be nauseating at times if you don't have a strong stomach for this sort of thing.
Yes and no. There are a lot of interesting things discussed about the Mormon religion and its history. However, I could of done without the sales pitch for Christianity. Also at times this book can become very tedious when passages from the Book of Mormon and Bible are being quoted or when details are discussed ad nauseum. In summary some good stuff about Mormonism, but its buried among a lot of unpleasantries.
I applaud the author for for her step toward increased awareness and breaking free from the mental constraints she willingly submitted to while she was a Mormon. However, I find it almost comical that she would so quickly jump to conclusions and adopt another set of mental constraints in Christianty after discovering inconsistencies with Mormonism. Both the Book of Mormon and the Bible were written by men and to believe either one has a connection to a supernatural being requires a giant leap of faith. It is obvious from her book that she is resentful for being duped by Mormonism, which makes it hard for me to give her judgement about Christianity any credibility. I suppose when you really want to believe something you find ways to make it happen no matter how far fetched they are. It is obvious from the books content that the author has spent a great deal of time researching Mormonism and reading the Bible. For those looking for a 30,000 foot view of Mormonism this book will likely have far too many tedious details. If you have a weak stomach for "God this, God that" talk then this also may not be your cup of tea.
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