I’m one of those rare people who doesn’t read fiction, but I love a good novel.
So when I was invited to review the books I had read at the Book of Mormon Bookstore, I jumped at the chance.
I’m not a big fan of literary fiction, so I wasn’t going to do much of anything.
But then I saw the list of the best literary novels in the store.
The list included two novels by a Mormon.
The first was the novel that became the cornerstone of the church: The Book of Abraham.
The second was a Mormon essay book that I didn’t know existed.
So I was shocked.
I’ve heard people say that Mormons can’t read, but they can read well.
That’s just not true.
Many Mormons who are LDS read a lot of fiction.
But I’ve never heard them say, “Oh, my god, I don’t read anything.
I just want to read something good.”
That’s how I got interested in Mormon fiction.
It’s not just that I’m interested in literature, it’s that I find it compelling.
The Book Of Mormon is a fascinating book because of the themes it presents.
The prophet Joseph Smith was a brilliant man.
He knew more about the world than anyone.
He was also an artist.
The story of the Book Of Abraham and the Book Weeds is a brilliant allegory.
I have a strong connection to both stories because I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I grew into a young adult during the Second Great Awakening.
The Church changed my life.
I was born and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, which was a polygamist organization.
It taught me that we should obey the laws of the Lord, and we were commanded to marry women and have sexual relations with them.
The church has an agenda to destroy Christianity and its teachings.
But the book is also about how we should learn from our mistakes.
That story is told through the eyes of a young woman named Lucy Mack Smith.
She had a dream in which she was the daughter of God.
She was given a vision in which her father appeared to her and said, “I am God.
You are the daughter, I will give you this garment.
You must be a prophet, and you must teach me what I tell you to do.”
And so Lucy Mack’s life was changed.
In that dream, she realized that she wasn’t just a beautiful, talented, and independent girl.
She could be an effective leader.
And that dream also brought a blessing to her family.
The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that the power of the spirit can transform even the most humble person.
Lucy Mack was inspired to write The Book Weed because she felt like a prophet.
That dream also changed her life.
In her dream, Lucy had a vision that her father had asked her to teach him about the power and purpose of the Spirit.
She wrote The Book, and that book helped shape her life, which is what makes The Book so powerful.
It also changed the world.
And Lucy’s life has continued to change over the years.
I read a few of her essays about her life and her faith.
In one essay, she wrote that she was taught that a woman can be a good leader by teaching her husband, who had died, how to read.
She went on to say, The Book and the Prophet Joseph, the first woman in the history of the Church, inspired me to become a prophet of God and to be a teacher of the gospel.
The book inspired me and has inspired me.
I can still read it today, and it’s still my favorite book.
So what do you think?
Is the Book a literary masterpiece?
Or is it just a powerful story about the struggle for justice in the face of oppression?
What books are you most excited about reading?