Mormonism For Dummies

Mormonism For Dummies

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Mormonism For Dummies by Jana Riess, Christopher Kimball Bigelow

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.

* 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118054277
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/04/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 483,063
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Jana Riess, PhD, has a doctorate in American religious history and is religion book review editor at Publishers Weekly. Christopher Kimball Bigelow is a writer and editor. Both are Mormons.

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Mormonism for Dummies 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very accurate and informative. Seriously, a good read for both members and non-members, whether you're curious, confused, or want to study religion. It's very easy to understand. (Although personally I wish it had more references and things General Authorities said, it is, however, a good place to begin.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Except it doesn't actually tell anything about the temple rituals. There's a YouTube video that shows more about the endowment than this does.Since the penalties are gone I thought this would actually discuss the covenants, including sacrificing your life to the church.It's the glossed over 'JOIN THE CHURCH' type explanation you'll get about Mormonism. The BoM really doesn't explain the faith,actually it speaks against secret signs and combinations so there's that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One would have to be a real curmudgeon (Scrooge) to dislike this book! It's amusing, charming, and backs up its information with facts, facts, facts and plenty of verifiable references. Good solid history, and delightful humor throughout. Something to answer your questions, if you have any and have no Mormon friends to ask. Something to entertain and enlighten even if you have no questions. A solid home run for the writers - and the cartoonist!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I no read it but i mormon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There really isn't any other kind!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago