Synopses & Reviews
From its establishment in 1830 in New York State, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to be a world religion with almost 15 million members in 150 countries. Mormons are so called on account of their belief in the Book of Mormon, which tells the story of the ancient people of America. The Mormons
is the only illustrated of its kind, and traces the faith from its foundation by Joseph Smith and the early days of intense persecution to the building of Salt Lake City under the leadership of Brigham Young and the massive expansion of the Church in the second half of the twentieth century. The book offers perspectives on the Churchs core values by those who practice the faith every day. Contributions from a range of Mormon experts consider a variety of topics including the origins of the religion, its phenomenal success in recent decades as the Church has become increasingly international, its relationship to other churches, and the lifestyle of its members making this the perfect introduction to Mormonism, one of the fastest-growing Christian churches in the world.
'This book is a gorgeously illustrated look at Mormonism from the inside out. It will help any reader better understand how Mormons see their faith.' &mdash Matthew Bowman, Author of The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith
'This is more than a stunning see, more than an incredible read, it is also a deep heart-felt feel that will speak not only to you, but also to all those who open its pages
Who is the book really for? It IS for the coffee table in your living room
Every LDS home should have a ready-to-share copy. This is a wonderful gift idea for Christmas, birthdays, baptisms,etc
With such truly amazing pictures and photographs, small charts and maps, this is also a great book for teaching IN the Church.' Association of Mormon Letters