Seek Ye Out of the Best Books: A Retrospective Look at the Fascinating World of Mormon Books Beginning with the 1830 publication of the Book of Mormon, Latter-day Saint leaders and members have published works designed to persuade, convert, defend, attack, inform, and inspire. Some have been extremely influential in the development of Mormon theology, history, and literature. Some fell to disfavor and were even suppressed. Many have been forgotten except by a few bibliographers and history or literature buffs. Others have become collectible rarities. Drawing on my experiences as a Mormon bookseller for the past 27 years, I present interesting examples illustrating some of the high and low points in the history of Mormon writing, publishing, and selling.
Curt Bench, Tom Kimball