Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began

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The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846 (Saints, #1)

In 1820, a young farm boy in search of truth has a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ Three years later, an angel guides him to an ancient record buried in a hill near his home With God s help, he translates the record and organizes the Savior s church in the latter days Soon others join h

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No Unhallowed Hand: 1846-1893 (Saints, #2)

With mobs threatening to drive them from their homes, thousands of Latter day Saints flee Nauvoo, their gathering place for the past seven years Following Brigham Young and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, they travel west across prairie and plain, trusting in God to prepare a home for them beyon

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The Glovemaker

In the inhospitable lands of the Utah Territory, during the winter of 1888, thirty seven year old Deborah Tyler waits for her husband, Samuel, to return home from his travels as a wheelwright It is now the depths of winter, Samuel is weeks overdue, and Deborah is getting worried n nDeborah lives in

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The Lost 116 Pages: Reconstructing the Book of Mormon's Missing Stories

On a summer day in 1828, Book of Mormon scribe and witness Martin Harris was emptying drawers, upending furniture, and ripping apart mattresses as he desperately looked for a stack of papers he had sworn to God to protect Those pages containing the only copy of the first three months of the Joseph

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Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

Compared to the Puritans, Mormons have rarely gotten their due, often treated as fringe cultists or marginalized polygamists unworthy of serious examination In Kingdom of Nauvoo, Benjamin E Park excavates the brief, tragic life of a lost Mormon city, demonstrating that the Mormons are essential to

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Seventeen Sisters: Tell Their Story

We ve watched interesting plural marriages in TV documentaries, read about them in books, and even seen them featured in an HBO series We ve heard daunting stories about young women forced into marrying older men and the admirable journey to escape their way out of the polygamous life they were tau

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The Infinite Future

An exhilarating, original novel, set in Brazil, Idaho, and outer space, about an obsessive librarian, a down at heel author, and a disgraced historian who go on the hunt for a mystical, life changing book and find it n nThe Infinite Future is a mindbending novel that melds two page turning tales in

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A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870

From the author of A Midwife s Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit, drive, and de

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Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany

While Adolf Hitler s National Socialist government was persecuting Jews and Jehovah s Witnesses and driving forty two small German religious sects underground, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints continued to practice unhindered How some fourteen thousand Mormons not only survived but t

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That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith & Family

A happy gay Mormon That s the shorthand I often use to describe myself, writes Tom Christofferson Some of my gay friends as well as some of the LDS friends are a little surprises that I think it s possible to be a gay Mormon n nIn That We May Be One, Tom Christofferson shares perspectives gai

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One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God

One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly is for restless souls who desire to know God deeply Ashley Mae Hoiland bids us follow her down the hallowed and well trodden path between the heart and mind, where glimpses of godliness are discovered in rainstorms, bus rides, temples, and mountains As a L

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Sister Saints: Mormon Women Since the End of Polygamy

The specter of polygamy haunts Mormonism More than a century after the practice was banned, it casts a long shadow that obscures people s perceptions of the lives of today s Latter day Saint women Many still see them as second class citizens, oppressed by the church and their husbands, and forced

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