Best LDS non-fiction

Doctrine, biography, history -- whatever you enjoyed. Please reserve this list for pro-LDS books, as there are other lists for opposing viewpoints.
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216 books · 269 voters · list created August 22nd, 2008 by Cindy (votes) .
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message 1: by Eric (new)

Eric Nielson Does this list re-score??


message 2: by Eric (new)

Eric Nielson Yes, I guess it does.


message 3: by Marvelle (new)

Marvelle Morgan I would add "The 6 Events" by Stephen Covey to this list. It is an amazing book!


message 4: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Why is "Under the Banner of Heaven" on a list entitled "Best LDS Non-fiction"? I was under the impression it's an anti-Mormon book, and I don't really see what's so admirable about that.


message 5: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Ruth wrote: "Why is "Under the Banner of Heaven" on a list entitled "Best LDS Non-fiction"? I was under the impression it's an anti-Mormon book, and I don't really see what's so admirable about that."

Perhaps it is because there are people out there who like to see both sides of a story listed.


message 6: by Mikin (new)

Mikin There is no "both sides" to a religious denomination. There is the truth of its beliefs and then those who like to fight it. But the religions doctrine and principles do not have "sides" like a "story." People have a right to an opinion on religions and sects, but to slander and degrade them is demoralizing and destructive for all parties and serves no purpose. Those who bash others beliefs are no different than the bully on the playground.


message 7: by Sallie (new)

Sallie Cooper Mikin wrote: "There is no "both sides" to a religious denomination. There is the truth of its beliefs and then those who like to fight it. But the religions doctrine and principles do not have "sides" like a "st..."

just as those who present their religious denominatioon as the only truth are bullies


message 8: by Zachary (new)

Zachary I think this list has really blurred the lines between what are theological works and non-fiction publications. Theological works teach about religious beliefs, such as The Miracle of Forgiveness or Lectures on Faith, which teach what LDS people refer to as doctrine. A non-fiction work is generally considered more something like Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, which is a historical work based on research that seeks to be a factual account of a real individual. I understand why people are putting theological works here, but I think it takes this list off track. I think there should be a best LDS theological/religious texts and best LDS non-fiction.


message 9: by Zachary (new)

Zachary In looking over active lists, there is a list for best LDS theology. I would encourage this list to be edited to distinguish between the two.


message 10: by Lucy (new)

Lucy To Sallie,
Let's focus on the beliefs we share. We all have our own personal beliefs and truths. Let's celebrate our differences, and not let them divide us. We each need to make our own personal spirtual journey's and find our spirtual identity. We choose who we are to become by our thoughts and actions.

President Hinckley, addressed this better than I. Please look into it.

To everyone out there,
who reads this,
I pray you may find your path of truth; and find personal happiness.


message 11: by Bobby (new)

Bobby Luke I would like to read all of the books on this list. That's a worthy goal. I think I shall.


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