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Ammon (Book of Mormon #4)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  254 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
With the fire of newfound testimony, Ammon and his brethren leave Zarahemla to preach the gospel in Lamanite lands, carrying nothing but hunting weapons and the promises of God. Spotted by an enemy scout, they part ways in the dense jungle with hopes of reuniting at the close of their harvest. Ammon follows the Spirit to the borders of Ishmael, where he’s ambushed just sec ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Covenant Communications, Incorporated (first published January 1st 2011)
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May 12, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
First of all, I've volunteered to serve on the 2011 Whitney Award committee, which means that AMMON will not be eligible for nomination for the 2011 Whitney Awards. I've won the award twice and been a finalist all four years. So I think it's time I give back to this great institution.

Second, I gave 5 stars to this book because I had a cool experience during the final galley stage. I was dreading reading it "one more time" and it had been a few months since I'd read the thing straight through. I
G.G. Vandagriff
May 21, 2011 G.G. Vandagriff rated it it was amazing
"We Shall Yet Have Miltons and Shakespeares of our Own"
This statement quoted by President Packer in a fireside on February 1, 1976, and later printed in the Ensign, was made by Orson F. Whitney in the early days of the Church. President Packer was voicing his disappointment in the artists, writers, and musicians of that day (1976) who were clearly not using their talents to aspire to this goal. I have kept that statement close to me as I have written all my books, hoping someday someone would st
May 31, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing
I was surprised at how absorbed I became in Ammon. After all, I know this story well! But Ms. Moore’s writing of this prophet seems so effortless, it’s like we’ve really slipped back into that time period and are reading about his missionary efforts and the struggles that could have occurred as he tried to love his enemies. One thing that really struck me was, even though intellectually I knew that Ammon had given up a kingdom, for some reason this book brought it home more forcefully for me, an ...more
Danyelle Ferguson
Jul 18, 2011 Danyelle Ferguson rated it it was amazing
H.B. Moore's Book of Mormon series is my absolute favorite scripture fiction books ever. All of the books have helped me understand the scriptures in a new light. I love to read her books, then go back and read through the scripture account again and see how much better I get it all. H.B. Moore has an incredible talent! Her new book, Ammon, is just as awesome as the rest of the books in the series.

There's action and even romance. (Yeah!) But most definitely, this book is about struggle - both ph
May 27, 2011 Sheila rated it it was amazing
I loved reading the novel Ammon! Even though I know the story from the Book of Mormon, sometimes
I feel like I am reading an action/adventure novel. I love Ammon because of his courage, his humility and his undying faith. Heather has a way of bringing these Book of Mormon heros to life, while still staying true to scripture. I also enjoy how Heather develops all of her characters, whether big or small. I liked seeing the growth of the female character Elena. At the first she is a timid young girl
Aug 11, 2011 Kisty rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Another great book by Heather Moore! I love Ammon! I really love this series, it does so much for me to relate to these awesome Book of Mormon prophets!
May 31, 2011 Mindy rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Adventure/Book of Mormon story. Full combined review on May 31, 2011.
Jun 20, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
Full review and book trailer posted at

The first thing you should know about this book is that it has a smart, well-read author behind it. I've met Heather B. Moore at a couple of signings and have always been impressed with her patience as she interacts with my young children as well as her calm presence. Before Ammon I had never read any of her books, but now you can bet I'll be reading all of them!

Heather took the man who smote off the arms of rebels at
Kathi Oram
Oct 04, 2011 Kathi Oram rated it it was amazing
This novel should appeal to young adults and adults alike. It offers a lot of action and adventure mixed with romance. Most of the story is told in two view points: Ammon and Elena (the woman who captures his heart).

The main character Ammon lives up to his name being the strong, tall, handsome Nephite prince who has renounced the throne to serve God by spreading the gospel in enemy territory.

Elena is a wonderful leading lady in this tale, who is adventurous and handy with a bow and arrow. She ha
Jul 20, 2011 Lexie rated it really liked it
Another fantastic addition to H.B. Moore's Book of Mormon series! As a member of the LDS church, I am very familiar with the Book of Mormon and its many characters. However, that book does not necessarily go into much detail about these characters or the intricacies of their lives. That is one of the reasons that H.B. Moore's books have been so powerful to me. These books make the characters come to life! The author gives them personalities, emotions, and weaknesses and in so doing, allows the r ...more
Michael Knudsen
Jun 01, 2011 Michael Knudsen rated it really liked it
H. B. Moore succeeds at what she set out to do. In each of her novels Alma, Abinadi, Alma the Younger, and now Ammon, she has chosen four Nephite prophet-leaders whose sacrifices and inspired deeds that kept the faith of the Hebrews alive amid the excesses and atrocities of mesoamerican culture. Ammon, eldest son of Mosiah II and heir to the Nephite throne, is every little Mormon boy’s hero. He was one of the hedonistic “sons of Mosiah” who caused trouble for the church along with Alma the Young ...more
Julie Ford
May 14, 2011 Julie Ford rated it really liked it
For years the Nephites and Lamanites have lived in peace by drawing a line in the sand, neither straying to other’s side. But when a Nephite prince, Ammon, and his brothers give up their birthright and set off to teach their enemies about Christ, well, as one might guess, they are not welcomed with open arms.

This novel follows Ammon as he separates from his brothers and heads out on his own in search of those willing to accept the gospel. Once amongst the Lamanites, Ammon struggles to balance t
May 03, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
I was immediately drawn into H.B. Moore’s story “Ammon”, based on the scriptural account of Ammon in the Book of Mormon. The action, excitement and humor of the opening chapter drew me in instantly.

Ammon and his three brothers were very rebellious, and were doing all they could to drive people away from the church of their father Mosiah, the King of Zarahemla. They were brought to repentance after an angel rebuked them, and they were determined to spread the Gospel to the Lamanites, the enemy of
Jun 27, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! I didn't expect anything less though from Heather Moore.I have loved her other books in this set as well. She started with doing a historic fiction novel on Abinadi then continued the series with Alma, Alma the Younger and now Ammon! I had the rare and neat experience of being one of a select few to read and make suggestions on this book when it was in the earlier stages. I have to tell you, even when it was an early draft it was so fantastic that even though Heather Moo ...more
Michelle Llewellyn
Sep 01, 2011 Michelle Llewellyn rated it really liked it
Another well written book that I truly enjoyed reading. I liked how we were kept guessing on the Ammon/Elena storyline, almost Jane Austin-like, "How will these two EVER get together?". I also like that Moore isn't afraid to address certain taboo subjects-adultery, prostitution, subjugation of women, that so many current LDS writers keep glossing over. These gross iniquities still occur today and it is the job of writers to heighten the public's awareness of them-no matter how strict the Desere ...more
Jul 22, 2011 Jessie rated it liked it
I had mixed feelings about this book. I thought it was decently written and research was obviously put in. It was a mix of several things, history, action, adventure, romance, even some hunorous parts, which I liked. However I did not initially realize this was part of a series and that made the book confusing.
Also I felt as though the author was pushing religious aspects that I do not agree with, even from a fictional stand-point. Not all this is persay bad for others, but it did affect my per
Jul 09, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing

Ammon, is a Book of Mormon story, an action/ adventure story and a romance. Who could ask for more than that?
I like the way Heather stayed true to the Book of Mormon character, while developing Ammon and the other characters, into "real people", without loosing any of the historical accuracy. I hoped and cheered for a relationship to develop between Alma and Elena- the young Nephite girl who had grown up among the Lamanites.
After Alma and Alma the Younger I didn't think it would be possible for
May 09, 2011 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to preview Heather Moore's book "Ammon". I have read some of her other books about people from the Book of Mormon and have appreciated her research of the culture and traditions of the time period.

This book begins with Ammon and his brothers setting off on their missions to preach to the Lamanite people. The story focuses on Ammon and Lamoni. I was hooked from page one. Even though I knew what was going to happen to Ammon, I was drawn into the book. The familiar story of A
Jun 01, 2011 Lucinda rated it really liked it
This is my second book of HB Moore. My first was Alma the Younger. I enjoyed Ammon as much as I enjoyed Alma the Younger. Sometimes there is the fine line in fictionalizing sacred events, making it too common or taking it so far out there that is diminishes the events. For me it was almost perfect. It brought the ancient missionary to life, showing the commitment and devotion Ammon had with the Lord and the Lamanite people. My ability to imagine people, places and events in history and scripture ...more
Derek Smith
May 17, 2011 Derek Smith rated it really liked it
HB Moore has taken the story of Ammon the missionary and created a novel that helps the reader see what might have actually happened. Through well-documented research Moore has tried to present the story of Ammon in a way that makes sense as a possible reality. Ammon and the other characters are brought to life through Moore's storytelling ability. The conflicts and complexities of what Ammon may have gone through are developed through Moore's writing. It is easy to visualize what life would hav ...more
May 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
In this addition to the awesome series written by Heather B. Moore is the prophet Ammon, son of Mosiah.

Ammon turns down his right to be the next king of Zarahemla and chooses instead to teach the Lamanites the Gospel.

There are wonderful stories from the Book of Mormon that the author touches on while she adds a story line that keeps you turning pages. I found this particular book to be an engrossing love story between Ammon and a Nephite woman who was brought to the Lamanite land by her family

May 09, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
So sweet and touching i almost cried. The book is another of Moore's Mormon Fiction retelling of stories from the Book of Mormon, but i can be read in order or as a stand alone. The story is well written balancing the spiritual message, romance, and action well so that the story never goes too fast or slows down for too long. The reader will easily find themselves unable to put the book down.

The character of Elena particularly impressed me, as she wasn't just a flat twitter patted female, but r
May 09, 2011 Peggy rated it it was amazing
When you read a lot, it's nice to come across something that you can't put down--especially in a genre you typically don't read. That's how it was with Ammon. I wanted to read it because I love the Book of Mormon story of Ammon. What an amazing person and missionary he was. Of course, Ammon by H.B. Moore is a fictional account woven around the details from the Book of Mormon. The characters are carefully crafted and some take unexpected turns, but you can't help cheering for those who are trying ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Sep 05, 2011 Aimee (Getting Your Read On) rated it really liked it
LDS Fiction

The story of Ammon is a good one, especially all gussied up with imagination. :) This was my son's favorite story when he was little. We used to read it over and over and over...

The history and traditions of the people of the early America's is very interesting. Moore has done a good job of painting me a mental picture of the places and people in her book.
Oct 29, 2011 Jane rated it liked it
Helped me understand the events during Ammon's ministry better, but it still feels like our modern, LDS church culture is superimposed over a meso-american backdrop. I am not an LDS historical fiction fan, so please take this with a grain of salt. I also felt like I have met Elena before, many many times over the course of reading LDS historical fiction.
Cheryl Mclaws
May 11, 2012 Cheryl Mclaws rated it really liked it
Ammon has always been one of my heros. There is a definite soft spot and a great love in my heart for this incredible man and his example of missionary service. I thought this story was very well done. My only complaint is that it seemed to end rather abruptly with everything (I thouhgt) tied up a little to quickly. Other than that it was a great book!
Jun 19, 2011 Winnifred rated it really liked it

Thankful that I won a copy of this because everybody been writing such good reviews about it and it made me wanna read it even more.
Never thought I would really like a religious type of book, but this isn't all about religion.
There's so much history in this and its obvious that a lot of effort was put into writing it.
Nov 26, 2011 Jessie rated it really liked it
Shelves: lds-fiction
This was just as good as any of Moore's other books, but I felt that this one did not have as many complex questions in it as some of her others. The characterization of Ammon is very interesting and she does explore some new angles in his story, but I felt like the book was more of a romantic suspense story than I like.
Aug 07, 2012 Gayle rated it really liked it
4.5 stars - Another wonderful Book of Mormon story from Heather Moore. I love how she brings the Book of Mormon characters to life and makes them so real, even though many parts of the story are fictionalized. It really makes you think about the great people in the Book of Mormon in a new light!
Aug 12, 2011 Orlando rated it it was amazing
Heather did it again, I feel a 'connection' to these people and a better understanding of the scriptures through her fictionalized accounts. Her books have provided an easy to understand picture of the life these people had to endure and the sacrifices they made for their faith.
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Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bache ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Book of Mormon (4 books)
  • Abinadi (Book of Mormon, #1)
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