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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. Discover: how the LDS Church differs from other Christian churches; what Mormons believe; what happens in Mormon temples and meeting houses; the history of the LDS Church; and, LDS debates on race, women, and polygamy.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764571958
  • 9780764571954
  • 625,085

About Jana Riess

Jana Riess, PhD, is the Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly magazine and is also the author of The Spiritual Traveler: Boston and New England (HiddenSpring) and What Would Buffy Do?: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide (Jossey-Bass). She holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University. She is frequently interviewed by the media on trends in religion and publishing. A convert to the LDS Church, Riess has spoken at Brigham Young University Women's Conference and other Mormon gatherings, as well as professional conferences. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and daughter. Christopher Kimball Bigelow is the great-great-great-grandson of a Mormon apostle who had more than 40 wives. He served an LDS mission in Melbourne, Australia, and worked as an editor at the LDS Church's official Ensign magazine. A graduate of Emerson College and Brigham Young University, Bigelow cofounded and edited the Mormon literary magazine Irreantum and the satirical Mormon newspaper The Sugar Beet, and he's working on a memoir and a novel. A Hodgkin's disease survivor and the oldest of ten siblings, he lives with his wife and four children in Provo, Utah. You can reach him at chrisbigelow@gmail.com.show more

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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. THE DUMMIES WAY(R) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover 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 Get smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.comshow more

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: What the Mormon Faith Is All About.Chapter 1: A New World Religion.Chapter 2: The Mormon Plan of Salvation.Chapter 3: Heavenly Parents, Savior, and Holy Ghost.Chapter 4: Restoring the Priesthood and the Church.Chapter 5: Together Forever: The Eternal Importance of Family.Part II: Eternal Rituals and Endless Meetings.Chapter 6: Welcome to the Meetinghouse!Chapter 7: Sacred, Not Secret: Inside Mormon Temples.Chapter 8: In and around Church Headquarters.Part III: Holy Books and Sacred History.Chapter 9: The Bible and the Book of Mormon.Chapter 10: Mormonism's Other Scriptures.Chapter 11: Searching for a Home.Chapter 12: Moving on to Utah with Brigham Young.Chapter 13: Building the Kingdom in Utah.Part IV: Mormonism Today.Chapter 14: Called to Serve: Missionaries and International Growth.Chapter 15: Hot-Button Issues for Mormons.Chapter 16: Sacrificing on Earth to Receive Blessings in Heaven.1Chapter 17: Connecting with God and Each Other.Chapter 18: In the World but Not of the World.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Famous Mormons.Chapter 20: Quick Answers to Ten Common Questions About Mormonism.Chapter 21: Ten Mormon Places to Visit.Index.show more

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