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Mormon Lives: A Year in the Elkton Ward
by Susan Taber
This pathbreaking cultural study is a candid portrayal of what it's like to be Mormon. Mormon Lives presents oral histories of more than one hundred church members from a diverse congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Maryland and Delaware and places them within narratives about church activities during a typical year. These ordinary ward member ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by University of Illinois Press
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This book was written in the 80's and the discussion of current issues and challenges facing people in the ward seems out of date at times. In spite of that i found the book interesting. The summary of Ward activities was nothing new for me but to read the interviews and dicussions with so many members of a single ward fascinated me. I was surprised at the diversity of opinions and the varying degrees of testimony. There was nothing new or surprising but it really made me think about how a ward ...more