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One Nation under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2006

    Thorough and Fair

    This book is one of the best books on the subject of Mormonism that I have ever read. It attempts to be fair to both sides (many books on Mormonism tend to be slanted and inject unnecessary comments), and yet it hides no truths. I recommend this book to any LDS member, because it may be the only book out there by which you will be least offended by. Abanes also gives wonderful footnotes and resources for his material which provides for great opportunities for further research! This is the best book you can buy for your money to have a general overview of Mormon history.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004


    One of the best book's I have ever read. This book is well researched and is a easy read. Mr. Abanes does a great job in taking the reader through the years of the LDS Church. To me Mormons are a very interesting religion. This book is not a Mormon bashing book, it is a book written about the Churches history, the good and the bad. EVERYONE IN AMERICA SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2009

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    For those honestly seeking the truth . . .

    Very informative, yet not vindictive. Unfortunately, the truth is sometimes unpleasant. Exhaustively documented. For truth seekers, this book is a must!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2003

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Mormonism But The Church Didn't Want You To Find Out

    A well-documented, thought-out, and incisive expose, One Nation Under Gods is a great read for anyone interested in religious history in general, or Mormonism specifically. The true power of this book is in its Notes and Bibliography section (probably about 1/5 of the book itself) for the use of its readers to see for themselves just what went on in the 1800s, on through current events... particularly useful if you have, as I do, close friends in the Mormon church. Abanes has brought a case that any court in the nation would have to agree with... the Mormon church is guilty of deception, among other, far worse, things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2002

    Wow! Awesome Work!

    Richard Abanes has done an excellent job in providing a factual history of the LDS (Mormon) Church. The 152 pages of footnotes and appendices at the end of the book makes his documentation superb. I appreciated the honesty of this history, which is very refreshing compared to the white-washed pablum normally published by the LDS Church. Mr. Abanes punctuated his writings throughout the book with pictures of original documents and records. Having been a devout Mormon for 26 years before leaving the religion because of historical and doctrinal contradictions, revisions, and inconsistencies, I found this book to be captivating, poignant, bittersweet, and truthful. Thank you Richard for having the courage to take on this intimidating work.

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