Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, Revised and Updated Edition  -     By: Richard Ostling
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Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, Revised and Updated Edition

HarperOne / 2008 / Paperback

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The Mormon Church, both its modern variations and its historical roots, are examined in this comprehensive tome. Information relevant to the 2008 United States Presidential elections is included, along with deeper material on the people, events and documents behind this large and influential cult. Providing an in-depth analysis of the history, rituals and structure, the Ostlings point out the ahistoricity of the Book of Mormon, the secrecy surrounding the church, the shadiness of its early history and some of its similarities to Islam (another polygamous off-shoot of Christianity led by a self-proclaimed prophet). Detailed research, documentation of facts and a discerning eye uncover this vast deception being conducted in the name of Jesus Christ while many Americans remain ignorant of it.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0061432954
ISBN-13: 9780061432958
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Who Are the Mormons?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

  • Has over 12.5 million members worldwide and is one of the fastest-growing and most centrally controlled U.S.-based religions
  • Is by far the richest religion in the United States per capita, with $25 to $30 billion in estimated assets and $5 to $6 billion more in estimated annual income
  • Boasts such influential members as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Author Bio

Richard N. Ostling, a religion writer for the Associated Press, was formerly senior correspondent for Time magazine, where he wrote twenty-three cover stories and was the religion writer for many years. He has also covered religion for the CBS Radio Network and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS-TV.

Joan K. Ostling, a freelance writer and editor, was formerly a writer and editor for the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C., a reporter for the Press Publications newspaper chain in Chicago, and an English and journalism professor.

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