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Moramona: The Mormons in Hawaii (Mormons in the Pacific series) (Mormons in the Pacific series) (Mormons in the Pacific series)

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MORAMONA takes the reader through 140 years of trial and triumph in the first comprehensive, one-volume history of the Mormons in Hawaii, from 1850 to the present. Here is the remarkable story of Utah missionaries working alongside Hawaiian Saints to build a new Zion in an island "paradise" -- from the arrival of the first missionaries and the settling of Laie to the build...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Brigham Young Univ Inst Polynesian
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Benjamin Issa
A very interesting book, and one of not many materials on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii. The history of the church in Hawaii is fascinating. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this topic.

The author's focus is primarily one of history, so those who come expecting a lighter treatment of the topic or one designed primarily for spiritual growth will almost certainly find the presentation dry. However, there is obviously significant r...more
Story of the early Mormons in Hawaii and be default, the store of early Hawaii as missionaries from many churches came. Takes you up through statehood. It's not a quick read but well worth the effort to learn about how the church was started in Hawaii. How Laie was started, what that side of the island was like originally - hint - not the lush oasis it is now. The school, the PCC, etc. Also interesting insights into how the church worked worldwide in the days long before email, fax and even phon...more
This book gave a very nice overview of the LDS Church in Hawaii up to the 1980's. It is very readable--almost feeling light at times--but also has a great amount of scholarship behind it. I love that the rich history of the islands has been captured and think that more and more research can be done to add greater depth to the knowledge that is available on the subject (hopefully including a book on the Laie Hawaii temple for its centennial). I recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more a...more
Indispensable reference about the lives of the saints in Hawaii from 1850 on.
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