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The Apostate Journals of a Gay Mormon Missionary in Japan

Started by CorbinBrodie. Last reply by CorbinBrodie Feb 6, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi folks,Just announcing the publication of my book The Gate and the Garden: The Apostate Journals of a Gay Mormon Missionary in Japan.Available in both paperback and kindle versions across all…Continue

A Cry From the Dust

Started by Carrie Apr 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Available August 12. Published by HarperCollins ChristianA secret from a grim page of American history threatens to destroy thousands of lives.Gwen Marcey was tops in her forensic field. Then cancer…Continue

Second edition of "The Mormon Missionaries: An inside look" now available

Started by JANIS HUTCHINSON. Last reply by Elisabeth Kinsey Aug 8, 2013. 1 Reply

"The Mormon Missionaries: An inside look at their real message and methods" (2nd edition)Available as paperback, Kindle, Nook and iTunes.…Continue

Tags: witnessing, Mormonism, missionaries, Mormon

Work at Main Street Plaza

Started by Larry Pratt. Last reply by Elisabeth Kinsey Aug 8, 2013. 1 Reply

Life's been a bit hectic but I wanted to post some catch-up comments on my writing efforts.First, my wife, Mikayla (Miki), and I have just had posted the third of four parts of our short memoir as…Continue

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Comment by Robbie Bridgstock on March 20, 2016 at 3:19am


Part memoir, part analytical work, this book details Robert Bridgstock's life as an active Mormon, his struggles with his faith, his submerging of such doubts for the sake of keeping peace with his devout family, and his eventual departure from the Church. After joining the Mormon Church at the age of 18, Bridgstock went on to become the youngest Mormon bishop in England and remained active in the Church for more than four decades, serving in many capacities and deeply studying Mormon scripture and teachings, but after having, and voicing doubts about Mormonism, and because Church authorities and scripture never delivered satisfactory answers to his questions; as the years past, he slowly grew in confidence and in his relationship with God. He renounced his religion after his defiance at a Disciplinary Council, which excommunicated him. An enthralling read from a leading figure within the Church. This account provides a unique, day-to-day look into Mormon life

Comment by Brian Utley on October 1, 2014 at 1:01pm

Hi...under an alias, I wrote the book KEYSTONE: The Day Alma Died...a few years ago.  It did fairly well in the Church Bookstores until DB reneged on a stocking agreement after I'd purchase many tens of thousands of dollars worth of advertising from the DN and other Utah newspapers (in some cases, full page ads)  That was about the time DB went through the upheaval that left it with its current money-hungry management (SD).  It was a dirty trick and unfair...but I really lucked out.  The book advanced the notion of Mormonism and the Book of Mormon in elaborate story form, and I've since come to realize that the entire proposition is bunk.  It was great sport writing the thing (and doing the ten years of research that went into the job); but since I've left the Church and its entanglements (and its failed promises and broken book deals) I've moved on.  Now my wife and I have written and are preparing to publish MORMON BITCH, Jessica's story about how, while living in Belize, we (Mollie Mormon and Mormon Jack) bolted from the Church and galloped to greener pastures...and happier times.  Oh! It is so good to be free, don't you think?

Comment by Michael Oborn on March 22, 2013 at 7:28pm

The world over fiction has been written in and about every culture known to man. The Da Vinci Code was staged in a Catholic Culture; Witness was Staged in an Amish Culture; The Last Samurai was staged in Japanese Culture; City of Joy was staged in an India Culture; and now we have a fiction staged in the Mormon culture.
Critics have likened Oborn's The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. Where Symbologist Robert Langdon is drawn through Paris and Great Britton to solve the code, Oborn’s hero is in a desperate race through New York and Salt Lake City to answer the mystery of the last revelation.
How would you feel if you were fired as church historian because you were too good at your job?
What would you do if you were offered $2,000,000 for your unpublished manuscript? What insanity would provoke you to refuse the offer?
Mormon historian puts life in peril by attempting to publish a lost revelation making him the target of a powerful secret society.

The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott: HERITAGE OF SECRETS

Comment by Joanne Hanks on February 26, 2013 at 3:31pm

"It's Not About The Sex" My Ass

With wit, humor and style, Joanne Hanks takes you on a wild ride through the insanity of the Mormon-based polygamist cult that was her life for seven years. Get ready to laugh. Get ready to be outraged. And get ready to see polygamy as no one has ever revealed it before.

Joanne tells their crazy story with humor, satire—and insight. You’ll share her angst over sharing her husband. You’ll meet her “sister wives,” a prophet calling himself a “celestial stud service” who seeks divine guidance on threesomes, and apostles who dress in weird robes to curse the White House. You’ll fume at gut-wrenching tales of racism, sexual abuse, fraud, and manipulation. And you’ll find out why no one remembers when Jesus destroyed the world on March 26, 2000.

“It’s Not About The Sex” My Ass is more than an entertaining read. It’s a cautionary tale about the power of delusional thinking, and a hopeful tale of one family that came to their senses and found the courage to leave.

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