Author: Jack Harkness

Book Review: William Bickerton: Forgotten Latter Day Prophet

Title:  William Bickerton: Forgotten Latter Day Prophet Author: Daniel Stone Publisher: Signature Books Genre:  Biography Year Published: 2018 Number of Pages: 400 Binding: Cloth ISBN: 978-1-56085-268-1 Price: 35.95 Reviewed by Andrew Hamilton Okay, I have to address this right off the top because I am bummed, TOTALLY BUMMED! Alice Cooper is nowhere in this book, NOWHERE! Not even once! Okay, maybe …

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Confessions of a Mormon Historian Coming Soon!!!

Signature Books has sent out the Advanced Reading copies of “Confessions of a Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard Arrington 1971-1997”.  This means that in less than a month you will be able to buy copies!!! So here is my Quickie Review (a more detailed one to come later): IF you are even the LEAST …

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Book Review: The Mormon Hierarchy Wealth and Corporate Power

Book Review: The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power Author: D Michael Quinn Published by: Signature Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-56085-235-3  Price: 49.95 Review by Andrew Hamilton, shared with permission I don’t remember much about May, 1983 (give me a break, I was only 10), but I *do* remember one experience very distinctly.  One afternoon my parents …

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Book Review: “Moth and Rust Mormon Encounters with Death”

Title:  Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death,  Edited by: Stephen Carter, Published: Signature books, 2017, Pages: 257 Genre: Narrative Non (mostly!) Fiction ISBN: 978-1-56085-265-0 Price: 23.95 Reviewed By Andrew Hamilton at the Association for Mormon Letters and Approaching Justice, shared here by permission. When Devery Anderson at Signature Books contacted me and asked me if …

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Remembering Ed Kimball’s Contributions to Sunstone

Ed Kimball, author, historian, professor, mentor, friend of Sunstone and an all around excellent human being, passed away on November 21st, 2016.  He was 86.  Great tributes have already been written about him.  I suggest that you take a few minutes and go and read this article about him over at the Salt Lake Tribune by …

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Impossible Hymn

The course of study for Relief Society and Priesthood for 2015 is the Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson.  Lesson 11 is titled “Follow the Living Prophet”.  This lesson has all ready generated some discussion as much of it is based on President Benson’s controversial talk given in 1980 at BYU “Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the …

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Brother Brigham’s Potty Mouth

CONTENT WARNING – PG-13 Material ahead – Slightly NSFWish I once saw a Facebook discussion where someone posted that they heard a comment in a Sacrament meeting that “You can never go wrong when you quote Brigham Young.”  This led to some discussion and joking about some of the questionable things that Brigham Young said about …

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