Raising Memories: Mormons... An Open Book

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mormons... An Open Book

I don't write a lot about my religion on this blog, but it pops up every now and then. Today's post is pretty focused on it, though. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We're sometimes called "Mormons" because we believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and is included with the Bible in our scripture.

So, I was sent a copy of a book written by Anthony Sweat, published by Ensign Peak, called "Mormons An Open Book (What you really want to know)".

I'm usually hesitant to get information about the gospel from any source other than the official church websites, words of the Prophet, etc., but I read through this book and found the information to be good. There were a couple of points that my husband & I questioned and thought could have been made clearer, but for the most part, this seems like a good book to refer to if you've got some questions about the Mormon church and how a lot of things work with it.

I would always suggest turning to official church information to confirm any information that you have found elsewhere about it, but I do think that the author has done a really good job of laying things out in a way that really makes sense and would help people to understand the way things work in our church.

What I really like about the book is that every page has some sort of illustration that helps to expand on or illustrate the things being explained (it reminds me a bit of a text book in that way). I also like that it will have QR codes that send you to pages on the mormon.org website that help to expand on things.

Here's a glance at a couple of pages from the book:

So, now I'm curious.
How many of you reading this are Mormons? How many are not?
Come say hello in the comments! :)


  1. Mormon, here. Never heard of this book, but loved your review. Thanks.

  2. Mormon, here. Never heard of this book, but loved your review. Thanks.

  3. Looks like a good book! I'll have to remember that for later. (And, of course, I'm mormon, too!)

    1. haha you totally brought me back to a part of my childhood with your carmen sandiego mention at your blog :) LOVE it :)

  4. I'm not mormon... But then again, I guess I'm not, not mormon either...

    I was raised by a Jewish mother and a Protestant Dad... they made it a point to not push any religion on us at all, but rather we learned a lot by visiting different churches. Unfortunately, I don't think I ever learned anything useful aside from who had the better music at church services and which ones were more boring than others... Guess it's fair to say that at 12-13 years of age, religion wasn't really what I was interested in learning about...

    Embarking on a new journey to see where it takes us. I enrolled our daughter in a Lutheran school -- mainly because I liked the curriculum, and I do believe in the morals instilled by the church, even if I'm not decided that I have all of the same beliefs. So we'll see where we end up in all of this! For now, I think I'm learning more from my daughters preschool handouts than I ever did in my youth!

    1. That's interesting. Sounds like you're sort of embarking on your own journey to figure out what you believe!

  5. OH MY GOSH, GIRLFRIEND!!! I JUST posted about being Mormon today. I'm involved in a very special project with 30 other Mormon bloggers. You can check out my post here: http://www.callmemamaleisha.com/2012/10/why-are-your-favorite-bloggers-mormon.html

    1. I have heard of this project!! Sweet that you got to be a part of it! :)

  6. it seems like so many bloggers I read are mormon! as for me, I'm Jewish.

  7. I actually read a lot of Mormon blogs. But I'm Pentecostal. Ya know, the tongue-speaking, slain in the Spirit kind...not the snake handling kind ;)


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~Heather Lynne

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