Article in Prodigal Magazine

Recently Andrew Rogers wrote the following article about me in Prodigal Magazine. It was also published in at least one secular print magazine. From Mormon to Christian author: Latayne C. Scott Thu, May 14, 2009 Reviews http://prodigalmagazine.com/from-mormon-to-christian-author/ Former Mormon, Latayne C. Scott, recently published two new books: Latter-Day Cipher, A Novel (Moody Publishers) and The Mormon Mirage, 3rd Edition: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan). In each of these books Scott’s passion to challenge Mormonism’s teachings and expose its inconsistencies rings true. Her ten year history as a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and her subsequent conversion to Christianity, are the initial...

Free Copies of The Mormon Mirage and Latter-day Cipher to Bloggers

Though the contest on this site to give away free books has closed, there are still ways for people to get free copies. For instance, visit www.TheChristianPulse.com on June 9, 2009 for a chance to win a free autographed copy of my book Latter-day Cipher. Check out The Great Escape Summer Reading Contest – 22 books, 22 reviews, 22 winners, weekdays during the month of June exclusively at www.TheChristianPulse.com. Here’s a link to a press release: The Great Escape Summer Reading Contest 2009 Press Release And for you bloggers — if you will read one of the books and participate in a blog tour on June 30, I’ll get you in touch with a publicist who will send you a free book right away. Happy...

Reason #75: Can you uncult a cult?

What follows is the fifth of a five-part series that Zondervan published on their academic blog, Koinonia. The subject matter may repeat some previous “365” posts, but I will nonetheless publish them for those who might not want to scroll back through all the previous posts. The Mormon Mirage 5 of 5 by Latayne C. Scott A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today 5 of 5: “Can You Un-Cult a Cult?” I know that many people are unsure today of the definition of the word “cult.” When I was writing one of my books, Why We Left a Cult: Six People Tell Their Stories (Baker), several challenges arose. First, of course, was to formulate a working definition of a pseudo-Christian cult.1 Second (and, I thought at first, easiest) was...

We have winners! And there will be more…

I realize that it wasn’t easy to try to post a comment on my site for the last couple of weeks.  In fact, it was impossible! That’s because I changed my domain name server.  Some of my posts got lost in the process — and all of the comments you  made.  But I am grateful for the comments, and true to my word, I am now announcing the five winners of free copies of The Mormon Mirage. So, congratulations to Sue Collins, Sharon Taylor, Scott Pollard, Chadwick Banning and DwightK, all of whom I have contacted privately. Both Zondervan and Moody are planning a blog tour for The Mormon Mirage and Latter-day Cipher. Are you a blogger?  Willing to read and blog about one or both books on June 30?  Contact me and I’ll get you free...