Reason #76 from Michelle Sperry

I have recently finished reading the “Mormon Mirage” and found this book to be both insightful and comforting. This book does an excellent job of stating the historical facts and background of the Mormon religion as well as explaining many of the Mormon church’s past and present doctrinal beliefs. This book would be an excellent read for anyone exploring the beliefs of the Mormon church or anyone who is a member and questions the Church’s history and doctrine. As a convert from Mormonism to Christianity, I stand strong on the belief that you must “know what you know” about your beliefs in order to defend your faith. This book gave me additional confirmation that my research into the teachings and history of the Mormon church were correct.
On a personal level this book gave me comfort to know that I am not the only one who had to undergo the backlash of leaving the Mormon church. My family ties to the Mormon church run very deep, back all the way to the orignal settlers that came across with Brigham Young yet when I found out the truths within the church, I was compelled to leave. The “Mormon Mirage” also helped me to understand that when you are brought up in a life of deception, it is normal to feel compelled to seek additional knowlege in order to feel secure in your beliefs.
My thanks to Latayne Scott for writing such a factually accurate book as well as exposing her personal struggles to leave the Mormon church.

–Michelle Sperry


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 devices.

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