Mormonism For Dummies

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Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine

Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last!

Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world's fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably don't have a clear picture of LDS beliefs and practices. ...

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Overview

Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine

Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last!

Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world's fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably don't have a clear picture of LDS beliefs and practices. Covering everything from Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon to tithing and family home evening, this friendly guide will get you up to speed in no time.

Discover:
* How the LDS Church differs from other Christian churches
* What Mormons believe
* What happens in Mormon temples and meetinghouses
* The history of the LDS Church
* LDS debates on race, women, and polygamy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764571954
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2005
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 348,863
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Jana Riess, PhD, is the Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly magazine and is also the author of The Spiritual Traveler: Boston and New England (HiddenSpring) and What Would Buffy Do?: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide (Jossey-Bass). She holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University. She is frequently interviewed by the media on trends in religion and publishing. A convert to the LDS Church, Riess has spoken at Brigham Young University Women’s Conference and other Mormon gatherings, as well as professional conferences. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and daughter.

Christopher Kimball Bigelow is the great-great-great-grandson of a Mormon apostle who had more than 40 wives. He served an LDS mission in Melbourne, Australia, and worked as an editor at the LDS Church’s official Ensign magazine. A graduate of Emerson College and Brigham Young University, Bigelow cofounded and edited the Mormon literary magazine Irreantum and the satirical Mormon newspaper The Sugar Beet, and he’s working on a memoir and a novel. A Hodgkin’s disease survivor and the oldest of ten siblings, he lives with his wife and four children in Provo, Utah. You can reach him at chrisbigelow@gmail.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: What the Mormon Faith Is All About.

Chapter 1: A New World Religion.

Chapter 2: The Mormon Plan of Salvation.

Chapter 3: Heavenly Parents, Savior, and Holy Ghost.

Chapter 4: Restoring the Priesthood and the Church.

Chapter 5: Together Forever: The Eternal Importance of Family.

Part II: Eternal Rituals and Endless Meetings.

Chapter 6: Welcome to the Meetinghouse!

Chapter 7: Sacred, Not Secret: Inside Mormon Temples.

Chapter 8: In and around Church Headquarters.

Part III: Holy Books and Sacred History.

Chapter 9: The Bible and the Book of Mormon.

Chapter 10: Mormonism’s Other Scriptures.

Chapter 11: Searching for a Home.

Chapter 12: Moving on to Utah with Brigham Young.

Chapter 13: Building the Kingdom in Utah.

Part IV: Mormonism Today.

Chapter 14: Called to Serve: Missionaries and International Growth.

Chapter 15: Hot-Button Issues for Mormons.

Chapter 16: Sacrificing on Earth to Receive Blessings in Heaven.1

Chapter 17: Connecting with God and Each Other.

Chapter 18: In the World but Not of the World.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Famous Mormons.

Chapter 20: Quick Answers to Ten Common Questions About Mormonism.

Chapter 21: Ten Mormon Places to Visit.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Hello!

    I am a mormon, and I think if you are wondering about our church, you should read the book of mormon. This book seems good, though. Call your local missionaries if you are interested.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    I am a Mormon: Please read

    Hello. Im Ally, and I'm 13 years old and I'm a beehive in Young Womens. Being a Mormon has really had an Impact on my life. When I was 10, I didnt really understand my religion. I talked to my leaders and they told me that they could help. The following Sunday, she brought me this book, "Mormonism for Dummies". They told me the title wasnt offending me in any way, so I read it that night. As I was reading, I came to understand the things I didnt. It helped me with problems I didnt know I had. I would highly reccomend this book to any Mormon or anybody who is looking into this religion. Thank you, Ally K.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    The people that wrote this our dummies

    Did you know Ronald Reagan a president of the usa had mormons for his agents because they were smart and honest
    And did you know lds genral athorities are really smart one is a world wide heart sergin, another one owns car delerships, ones a piolit, another one has been 2 presidents of universities so you think mormons are dumb

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Smile

    I no read it but i mormon

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    I ama MORMON

    I am a mormon and just by reading the descriptoin it was offensive. What "rituals"does it say we do? If you want the base of our religion red the book of mormon

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    WTH

    WHAT THE HECK

    1 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Mormonism for Dummies. . .

    There really isn't any other kind!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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