Ah, Sweet Fame, You are so Fleeting!

What a terrific weekend this was for me! I awakened Saturday morning to the news that my new novel, Latter-day Cipher, had hit the 8,000 ranking on Amazon.com.  Wow!  For a Christian book from a new novelist, God really did a wonder.  In addition, it was #15 on Amazon’s bestseller list of Christian mysteries. (Six of the top slots were The Shack paperback, The Shack ebook, The Shack audiobook, The Shack in Spanish and two other Shacks.) Well, Cipher has lost some of its lofty ratings but remains on the best seller list in its Amazon category.  All praise and glory to God.

Reason #65: Because God Refuses to Acknowledge Other Gods

“Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me,” says the Bible in Isaiah 43:10.  In fact, God adamantly said that He didn’t even know of any other real Gods: “You are my witnesses, Is there a God besides Me?  Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Aaron Shafovaloff has a humorous take on the Mormon idea that people can become gods and create other humans to worship them. “If your spirit-kids try to worship you in the after-life,” says Shafovaloff,  “Spank them.” To see videos on this and other subjects, see his YouTube channel here. For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an...

Interview with Latayne Scott on Pop Syndicate

Today on the Web magazine Pop Syndicate, the editor conducted what she calls “a virtual sitdown” with me concerning my writing. In the interview, I shared with her an incident that occurred when I was writing both Latter-day Cipher and The Mormon Mirage. I related how I went to a city where I knew I would be unknown to the local Mormons, attended LDS services and immersed myself in the doctrines. I had to be sure I made the right decision to leave. To stay away. I am sure. For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading...

Reason #64: Because I gave it a second chance

Today on the Web magazine Pop Syndicate, the editor Angela Wilson conducted what she calls “a virtual sitdown” with me concerning my writing. In the interview, I shared with her an incident that occurred when I was writing both Latter-day Cipher and The Mormon Mirage. I related how I went to a city where I knew I would be unknown to the local Mormons, attended LDS services and immersed myself in the doctrines. I had to be sure I made the right decision to leave. To stay away. I am sure. For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading...

Reason #62: Because Its Members Believe God the Father Was Once a Sinner

I ran across this video and it blew my mind. Portions of it were filmed at the April 2009 General Conference of the LDS Church. GodNeverSinned.com from Aaron Shafovaloff on Vimeo.   For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading...