Best Mormonism Books

Here you will get Best Mormonism Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Author: by Caleb Warnock
Cedar Fort, Inc.
160 pages

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Many people dream of becoming self-reliant during these times of fluctuating prices and uncertain job security. Using truly simple techniques, you can cultivate the pioneer’s independence to provide safety against lost wages, harsh weather, economic recession, and commercial contamination and shortages.

Strengthen your family’s self-reliance as you discover anew the joy of homegrown food, thrift, and self-sufficient living.

2. The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

Author: by Ruth Wariner
January 5, 2016

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An instant New York Times bestsellerA haunting, harrowing testament to survival.” People MagazineAn addictive chronicle of a polygamist community. New York MagazineUnforgettable Entertainment WeeklyThe thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico.

In The Sound of Gravel, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family’s fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel is a heart-stopping true story.

3. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Author: by Jon Krakauer
Anchor (June 8, 2004)
June 8, 2004

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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God.

At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith.

Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

4. Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control

Author: by Luna Lindsey
358 pages

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In 2012, Mormon General Authority Marlin K. Jensen acknowledged that members are leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “in droves.” Access to the internet is often credited and blamed for this mass exodus, where members learn about problematic doctrines and cover-ups of LDS history.

Many are happy as Mormons.And many are not. Those who leave, and those doubters who stay, face struggles that few others can understand. Much of this suffering is caused by manipulative and controlling techniques pervasive throughout LDS doctrines and culture.

Understanding these techniques will help recovering Mormons overcome the effects of belonging to a high-demand group. As a former Mormon, Luna Lindsey experienced this coercive persuasion firsthand. Recovering Agency presents years of research into social psychology and the science of cult dynamics, to describe 31 mind control techniques, alongside examples of their use in Mormon scripture, lessons, and from the pulpit.

5. All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between

Author: by Fiona Givens
191 pages

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Robert MacFarlane has written that language does not just register experience, it produces it. Our religious language in particular informs and shapes our understanding of God, our sense of self, and the way we make sense of our challenging path back to loving Heavenly Parents.

Unfortunately, to an extent we may not realize, our religious vocabulary has been shaped by prior generations whose creeds, in Joseph Smith s words, have filled the world with confusion. I make all things new, proclaimed the Lord. Regrettably, many are still mired in the past, in ways we have not recognized.

In this book, Fiona and Terryl Givens trace the roots of our religious vocabulary, explore how a flawed inheritance compounds the wounds and challenges of a life devoted to discipleship, and suggest ways of reformulating our language in more healthy ways all in the hope that, as B.H.

Roberts urged, we may all cooperate in the works of the Spirit to find a truer expression of a gospel restored.

6. Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction

Author: by Blaire Ostler
152 pages

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Ready to feel totally confident while studying the Doctrine and Covenants?! I have learned that there are 2 elements to effective scripture study for me: I need to understand the full context of the story! (Who are the characters, what’s going on, where are we?

AND I need to apply the spiritual lessons from what I’m reading to my life. So I created Big Picture/Little Picture Study Guides that walk you through both elements in the easiest way possible. Get the context you need, AND apply the spiritual lessons!

Perfect for teens, busy moms, or anyone else who is looking to maximize their scripture study time this year. Included in my D&C Part 2 Study Guide:Directions on how to best use my study guide to make it super easy for you!

Big Picture portion with 23 pages packed with simple bullet point summaries of important PEOPLE and PLACES to know in church history! Little Picture portion where I give you one page each for Sections 71-138. For EVERY single section, I tell you briefly:Who the revelation is forWhere and when it was given What makes the section uniqueAny essential historical backgroundA quick summary of what the revelation includes3 questions to help you apply the doctrines to your life, including space to write your answers down if you’d likeIn total, this study guide is 100 pages long.

8. The Sealed Portion – The Final Testament of Jesus Christ

Author: by Christopher Marc Nemelka
668 pages

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The Sealed Portion-Another Testament of Jesus Christ is the second part of the Book of Mormon, which millions of people throughout the world accept as the word of God along with the Bible. Joseph Smith, Jr. (1830), the founder of the Mormon faith, claimed to have received gold plates from an angel of God named Moroni.

When he received the plates, Smith relates that 2/3 of them were sealed. The angel Moroni commanded him not to break the seals, but to translate only the portion of the plates that was unsealed. It was prophesied that the sealed portion of the plates would one day be given to the people of the world.

Using two stones called the Urim and Thummim, Joseph Smith translated the unsealed portion. Before returning the plates to the angel Moroni, Joseph showed them to several others. These men gave their personal testimony as witnesses to the existence of the plates and to the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

Claiming to have received the same instructions to translate the sealed portion of the gold plates, an obscure man, once an active member of the LDS faith, who goes only by the name of Christopher, has published the remaining sealed portion.

9. Doctrine and Covenants Made Easier Set

Author: by David J. Ridges
Cedar Fort, Inc.
1100 pages

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NEW CONTENT ADDED in the SECOND EDITION! Update Commentary – Information from Joseph Smith Papers – Journals from early Church members – Detailed explanations to revelationsScripture study made easy, enlightening, and straightforward. From beloved gospel scholar David Ridges comes The Doctrine and Covenants Made Easier Boxed Set!

This valuable collection contains the complete text of the Doctrine and Covenants, Brother Ridges’s classic in-verse notes, and additional insights and commentary. Bring your family together and master latter-day scriptures with this helpful study companion.

10. Book of Mormon Made Easier Box Set, With Included Chronological Map (Gospel Study)

Author: by David Ridges
1264 pages

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In our busy world, we sometimes find our scripture study isn’t always productive. The solution is here with the complete Book of Mormon Made Easier Box Set! This box set includes Parts 1, 2, and 3. Along with the complete text of the Book of Mormon, these valuable study guides include in-the-verse notes and additional insights and commentary.

And now with a new 24″ x 36″ chronological map, this set is the ultimate study companion!

11. Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way out of the Mormon Church

Author: by Lynn K. Wilder

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A gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism for thirty years, found their way out and found faith in Jesus Christ. For thirty years, Lynn Wilder, once a tenured faculty member at Brigham Young University, and her family lived in, loved, and promoted the Mormon Church.

Then their son Micah, serving his Mormon mission in Florida, had a revelation: God knew him personally.God loved him. And the Mormon Church did not offer the true gospel. Micah’s conversion to Christ put the family in a tailspin.

They wondered, Have we believed the wrong thing for decades? If we leave Mormonism, what does this mean for our safety, jobs, and relationships? Is Christianity all that different from Mormonism anyway? As Lynn tells her story of abandoning the deception of Mormonism to receive God’s grace, she gives a rare look into Mormon culture, what it means to grow up Mormon, and why the contrasts between Mormonism and Christianity make all the difference in the world.

12. No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith

Author: by Fawn M. Brodie
576 pages

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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.

13. 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late

Author: by Shannon L. Alder
144 pages

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Ask the perfect questions and receive answers full of wisdom with this easy-to-use guide. Learn from your parents the time honored traditions and habits that have made them who they are today, including their views on spirituality, what they learned in their youth, how they feel about parenting, and much more!

With over 300 questions, this guide is a sure way to help you know your parents better.

14. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling

Author: by Richard Lyman Bushman

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Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight.

Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophet’s bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world.

15. The Second Coming of the Lord

Author: by Gerald N. Lund
September 21, 2020

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Do we recognize the signs of the Savior’s Second Coming that are happening today? Originally published in 1971, The Coming of the Lord, by Gerald N. Lund, became an instant bestseller and has remained continuously in print for nearly fifty years.

Now this trusted resource has been fully updated and rewritten to reflect the latest prophetic teachings and a growing sense of urgency as the Lord hastens His work. As Elder Lund explains, God has spoken, is speaking, and will continue to speak to us through the Spirit and through His servants the prophets.

This is a gift of inestimable worth to those who live in the last days. Though the title this book carries is The Second Coming of the Lord, it is much more than a book that focuses only on the actual return of Jesus Christ.

It is an examination of the prophecies about the Second Coming and the events leading up to it. This new edition includes:Hundreds of the most recent statements from prophets, seers, and revelators on the signs of the times and the Second Coming, not available in the original publication.