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The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church

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9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

The Mormon Mirage provides clarity

The Mormon Mirage presents an interesting insider's view into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Latayne Scott outlines a comprehensive history of the Mormon Church and provides factual information behind its numerous changes and inconsistencies. T...
The Mormon Mirage presents an interesting insider's view into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Latayne Scott outlines a comprehensive history of the Mormon Church and provides factual information behind its numerous changes and inconsistencies. The book begins with a brief history of Lataynes's ten years as a member of the Mormon Church and describes what led to her difficult decision to leave the church she once trusted and a community she dearly loved.

The author gives a factual, unfiltered account of the life of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, as well as the "cleaned-up and unrealistic picture" of him that is presented to and accepted by the LDS people.

Latayne shares how the teachings of the Book of Mormon contradict not only the teachings of the Bible but also of itself! Throughout her book she cites Bible passages that Mormons take out of context to support the Book of Mormon and other Mormon documents. Latayne also points out the total lack of archaeological support for the Book of Mormon and lists several former LDS supporters who conclude that the Book of Mormon is a fictional product of the mind of Joseph Smith.

After reading this amazing book I gained an increased understanding of the fallacies of the Mormon Church. Latayne's arguments are clearly laid out and her abundant sources of factual information are well documented. I highly recommend The Mormon Mirage to anyone who has even the slightest curiosity about Mormonism, is involved in Mormonism, or who has acquaintances, friends, or family members participating in it.

posted by TexanForChrist on April 7, 2009

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2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Unknown

The only way then to know if the Book of Mormon is true or not is to read it and find out for yourself.

posted by 18023946 on December 15, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Save your money she is not exactly truthful

    Save your money she is not exactly truthful

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    Posted March 23, 2013

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    I a morman gosh.

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    Posted August 18, 2009

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