©2009 Latayne C. Scott; (P)2009 Zondervan
Liked the more factual side but the book comes from a more heavy handed Christian preachy perspective.
Also a bit presumptuous about the contention that if Mormons don't wake up that they are going to hell.
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.
Enlightening must read
The God Makers and To Moroni with Love.
In The Mormon Mirage the author shares her growing disillusion with the prophet and the religion in a personal manner. It has very good information for anyone seeking to understand Mormonism. I recommend this book to Mormons.
I get very caught up in the audio, more so that just reading..
A woman's journey from cult to true faith.
I suspect this book is on the Mormon church's do not read list. True faith does not discourage examination..
I have listened to, or read, a number of books by ex-Mormons. This one is by far the best. She narrates a clear history of the LDS church and many of its changing beliefs. She gives solid and verifiable facts as to why LDS beliefs are a mirage, but she does so with great charity. She enabled me to understand the mind of a Mormon by speaking about her tremendous love for the LDS church and how difficult it was for her, and for other ex-Mormons, to leave the LDS church. I have learned much from this book. Extremely enlightening.
Yes, Tamara is an excellent reader who brings sincerity and proper voice inflections to her readings.
All of the research that obviously went into this. As a lifelong Mormon, I was captivated by the obviously great preparedness that went into this.
She made me feel emotional about the subject matter.
The same as the book's title.
I only wish that the Bible was used solely as a source to explain the various aspects presented in this book, rather than going further with its interpretation, which is problematic in its own right.
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.
Remove this book from Audible.com
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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