The focus on wealth by this church is also troubling. However, her viewpoint is from someone obviously badly hurt by "the Church" and at times this comes across as a little too vindictive and emoti Certainly worth a read for those of us not LDS and living in Utah. However, her viewpoint is from someone obviously badly hurt by "the Church" and at times this comes across as a little too vindictive and emotional.
This is especially true in the first half of the book that recounts her life growing up as Mormon and her eventual departure. This portion could use additional editing to correct basic grammatical errors and provide a more engaging dialogue for the reader. The second half is quite the juxtaposition from the first in that it is laid out as court evidence to declare Mormonism a fraud and strip it's title as a church at all. This part of the book is quite lengthy but is well edited and it's here that Ms. Burningham, an attorney, does her best. However, her anger at the church comes through at times and if this was an actual trial I'm sure some of the church's objections would be upheld by the judge.
May 30, Chuck Springer rated it liked it. Generally I like to read books that take an objective view and at least attempt to provide a balanced approach. I knew from the title that the book would be biased, but dove in anyway.
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I found her personal story fascinating and tragic at times. I empathized with the author's struggle of faith, as she came across uncorrelated LDS history.
Yet the depth Generally I like to read books that take an objective view and at least attempt to provide a balanced approach. Yet the depth of any one subject is just enough to introduce readers to a topic and many times done a bit overzealous. I would suggest that it is incumbent on the reader to check facts and review links for further content and context.
Feb 25, Liz rated it it was amazing Shelves: religion , biography. Long, but worth the read. Part biography and part treatise on the problems in Mormonism, I found this book well-written and well-researched. Her crotiques of Mormonism are well-founded and cover a wide range of historic and current damaging ideas and practices.
So much of it felt familiar; I've thought many of the things she wtote as I grew up in and then left the Mormon church. A solid description of nearly every issue that causes people to leave the church. The first part of the book was biography, but it jumped all around in time so that it was somewhat confusing. There was a little too much information when it came to her sex life.
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The history of Mormonism in the second part of the book is interesting. I had known about some of it, but I learned a lot from this book. Aug 26, David Katherman rated it really liked it Shelves: religious. I learned a ton about the church reading this. I'll freely admit she has some hefty bias, but a lot of the documents and primary sources stand alone and this book is extensively researched and documented.
Reccomend it. Jan 11, Michael Goldman rated it liked it.
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Interesting insight into the history and workings of the LDS. The kindle version I read had many formatting and editorial errors. View all 5 comments. I'm sure God has a special place in he'll for Joe Smith and his henchmen!
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Oct 15, Marcia Bailey rated it it was amazing. This is a book that is extremely well researched and documented. An American Fraud I am so thankful to see and read about people discovering the real truth about the deception of the Mormon Church. Thank you Kay for sharing this story with us. Kevin rated it liked it Jun 16, Betty Miller rated it really liked it Mar 12, Jean rated it liked it Jul 13, Mary Keesling rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Eduardo rated it liked it Mar 03, Sarahmarie Harwood rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Daryl Fagala rated it liked it Dec 07, Molly rated it liked it Sep 30, Martin Glassborow rated it really liked it Nov 26, Bryant rated it really liked it Sep 04, Cindy Hawks rated it it was amazing Oct 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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The most gripping and page-turning aspects were her own struggle with identity and personal involvement with her Mormon beliefs. The captivating chronicles of her life tell the story of an intelligent and driven woman who joins the military, goes to law school and pursues a successful career, despite the constant pressure to be a subservient wife.
I was so repressed until my 30s. But I have wondered about the logistics.
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Likewise, Mitt Romney, a life-long Mormon who has served as an LDS leader, tweaks, equivocates and refuses to acknowledge inconvenient, facts. Romney has the most documented campaign flip-flops of any politician in recent history, yet he seems unaware that his pattern of public contradiction is problematic.
After reading An American Fraud, the reader will understand the nexus between growing up Mormon and Romney's innate inauthenticity. It is estimated that more than Some claim there are more ex-Mormons than Mormons. An American Fraud explains why there is such a recent, formal abandonment of Mormonism by, in many cases, previously devout members. The Book of Mormon is not a translation of ancient American history engraved in "reformed Egyptian," on golden plates buried by an early American prophet.
Instead, this key Mormon scripture has been shown to be a 19th-century work of fiction authored by Joseph Smith and perhaps others. Historically, most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rarely read outside their scriptures and Church-approved literature. However, Mormons have recently begun to discover facts about LDS history that had previously been known to very few, mainly scholarly historians of Mormonism.