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Publisher's Summary

From a rare insider's point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are 'wooing our country' with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.

©2013 Zondervan (P)2013 Zondervan

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KINDRED SPIRIT

Where does Unveiling Grace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

4

What other book might you compare Unveiling Grace to and why?

No comparison really.

Which scene was your favorite?

The discussion of what it's like to live in Happy Valley ran very true to my experience.

Any additional comments?

At first, I found it uncanny that the author's experience as a Mormon woman, raising a Mormon family in Utah, was so like my own - even in the details. But then I realized: she is describing every Mormon woman who eventually comes to think outside the conditioned box. Her writing is easy and enjoyable, and as a narrator she is very good, too.

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Out of the frying pan, into the fire?

I have such mixed emotions about this book. On the plus side, I loved hearing more about the inner workings of the LDS church, some of the "secret" rules and traditions... I have good Mormon friends and like knowing more about what they believe and why. The whole thing is so very strange. BUT... moving from LDS to evangelical Christianity was not a big improvement in my mind. Just as cultish, just as exclusionary, the whole I'm-right-and-you're-wrong mentality. Witness the misogynistic, racist, and prejudiced views the Christian right maintains. Just as many crackpots. So I don't see her "conversion" as any improvement. As one of the previous reviewers noted so correctly, its like an addict just changing drugs. As a recovered evangelical, I know that my truth is inside, not in an antiquated book, and that truth can change over time. Our goal should not be to proselytize but to search for our own inner truth which will bring us to a calmer, gentler world.
I had to skip a lot of the end, too preachy for me. There were some inaccurate descriptions (the one that comes to mind was Wilder delivering a baby when she had been previously told she had placenta previa.... it must have been a partial previa that resolved, because a true previa mandates an operative delivery) which made me question a lot of her narrative.
And the narrator needs to slow down. There are obviously breaks in the story with subtitles, but she rushed thru them at record speed, often leaving a bit of confusion in her wake.

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This family is amazing

The Wilder family story has true insight of what it is like to be a faithful Mormon living in Utah. Lynn Wilder's new love for Jesus is truly an inspiration.

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Enlightening information

Where does Unveiling Grace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book was a remarkable book that was very well written and kept my attention through out the entire book. the personal testimony of the author was more a story form as well as educational.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Unveiling Grace?

When Mica came back after his mission and faced the church board.

Have you listened to any of Julie Lyles Carr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think, but her performance was very good and kept my attention throughout the entire book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moments between Lynn and Mica.

Any additional comments?

Recommend this book highly for those seeking to understand Mormonism. This is particularly good if you thought that Mormons understood Grace and the truth of their beliefs that they have to work and live by the Mormon guidelines in order to enter into eternity and become gods. They do not believe that the Grace of God and Jesus dying paid the entire price for our salvation.

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Interesting perspective

I am a lifetime member of the Mormon church but became disillusioned many years ago and never attend church now. Several doctrinal issues have plagued me as they did with the author. It was nice to hear my own thought and opinions voiced from someone else who has way more education than I do. I enjoyed reading (listening) to this book.

The narration was way too fast, like she was trying to break a speed reading record. I had to rewind frequently to listen to sections again

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Very Enlightening...

I love her story. It’s quite entertaining and keeps my attention, but most of all i love this book because before i read it, i thought Mormonism and Christianity were basically the same. Boy was i wrong! I recommend this book mostly to my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, as it is quite useful to become more understanding towards mormons, and useful to gain the knowledge of the gospel, necessary to show any mormons, why what we (Christians) believe, is different from what they Mormons believe. Get. This. Book!

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Informative

This book was well written and easy to listen to.

I thought the author did an excellent job in relaying their personal journey, but also providing details on how the Mormon church is out of sync with true Christianity. I would highly recommend the book for anyone who is interested in investigating Mormonism.

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Completely riveting. Listened in 3 days.

Would you listen to Unveiling Grace again? Why?

Completely interesting and reveals so much you didn't know you didn't know!~

Who was your favorite character and why?

Author

What does Julie Lyles Carr bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Liked her, she was good

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Truth

This book is well written and a record of truth. Her family's testimony and life is great! If you listen with true intent to learn and not get offended you will grow no matter where you are in your walk with Jesus! Explains with great understanding!

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Good read

Great insight and stories that show God’s mercy and grace! Many tears shed with this one!