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The LDS Restorationist movement,
including the Mormon churches

Books & Internet resources

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Books on the LDS Restorationist movement:

bulletThe text of the Book of Mormon is available online at: http://etext.virginia.edu/

Richard Abanes, "One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church," Four Walls Eight Windows, (2002). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store


Duwayne Anderson, "Farewell to Eden: Coming to terms with Mormonism and Science," 1stBooks LIbrary, (2003). Read reviews or order this book


Leonard Arrington:

"Adventures of a church historian," University of Illinois Press, (1998) Read reviews or order this book


"The Mormon experience: A history of the Latter-day Saints," University of Illinois Press, (1998) Read reviews or order this book


Francis Beckwith, et al., "The New Mormon Challenge," Zondervan, (2002). Read reviews or order this book


Davis Bitton & Thomas Alexander, "The A to Z of Mormonism," The Scarecrow Press, Inc., (2009). According to the publisher: "The A to Z of Mormonism relates the history of the
Mormon church through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,
and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial persons,
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Newell G. Bringhurst & Craig L. Foster, "The Mormon Quest for the Presidency," John Whitmer Books, (2008-FEB). http://www.johnwhitmerbooks.com/


Fawn Brodie & Peter Dimock, "No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith: The Mormon Prophet," Vintage Books, (2nd edition; 1995). Read reviews or order this book


David Buerger, "The mysteries of godliness: A history of Mormon temple worship," Signature Books, (1994) Read reviews or order this book


Todd Compton, "In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith," Signature Books, (1997). Read reviews or order this book


Stan Larson, "Quest for the gold plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson's archeological search for the Book of Mormon," Signature Books, (1998) An account of an unsuccessful search to validate the Book of Mormon.  Read reviews or order this book 


Charles Larson, "By his own hand upon papyrus: a new look at the Joseph Smith papyri," Gospel Truths Ministries, (1992)  Read reviews or order this book 


Brigham Madsem et al., "Studies of the book of Mormon," Signature Books, (1992)  Read reviews or order this book


Richard & Joan Ostling, "Mormon America: The Power and the Promise," Harper SanFrancisco, (2000). Read reviews or order this book


D. Michael Quinn:

"Early Mormonism and the Magic World View," Signature Books, (1998). Read reviews or order this book


"The New Mormon History: Revisionist Essays on the Past," Signature Books, (1992) Read reviews or order this book


Grant Palmer, "Insider's view of Mormon Origins," Signature Books, (2002). Read reviews or order this book


Noel Reynolds, Ed., "Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins," FARMS, (1997). Read reviews or order this book


Joseph Smith, "Book of Mormon: Revised Authorized Version," Herald Publ. House, (1973) Read reviews or order this book


James Talmage, "Jesus the Christ: A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern," Deseret Books, (Reprinted 1982). Read reviews or order this book


Elizabeth Tice, "Inside the Mormon mind," Pearson Custom Publishing, (2001). Read reviews or order this book


James Ure, "Leaving the fold: candid conversations with inactive Mormons," Signature books, (1999) Read reviews or order this book


Dan Vogel & Brent Metcalfe, Eds., "American Apocrypha: Essays on the Book of Mormons (Essays on Mormonism Series)," Signature Books, (2002). Read reviews or order this book


Charles Wood, "The Mormon Conspiracy," Black Forrest Book Promotions, (2001). Read reviews or order this book

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Other LDS Restorationist resources on the Internet:

Lists of links:

bulletThe LDS Files has an incredible number of links to various LDS resources, including a relay chat network channel, mailing lists, graphics, educational and doctrinal resources, and information on a variety of Mormon religious groups other than the main LDS church (Temple Lot, Bickertonites, Cutlerites, etc), See: http://www.lds.npl.com/
bulletAML Resources links to bookstores, events, journals, magazines, publishers, online resources etc. related to the LDS Church. See: http://www.aml-online.org/
bulletA personal web site with links to LDS Church sites is at: http://www.geocities.com/
bulletWhat's Where in Mormon Literature is a resource for finding "where to locate, learn about, buy, sell, distribute, or publish Mormon Literature." See: http://humanities.byu.edu/mldb

Official web sites of LDS Restorationist denominations and sects:

bulletThe Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) has an official web site at: www.the-church.org with a mirror at: www.thechurchofjesuschrist.com
bulletThe Community of Christ's official home page is at: http://cofchrist.org/
bulletThe Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does not appear to have an official web site. That is to be expected. Because of their promotion of polygyny, they probably want to keep a low profile. However, doing a Google search using the church's name returns tens of thousands of hits.

The Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints maintains a WWW site at: http://www.restorationchurch.net/


bulletThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church) has an official web site at: http://www.lds.org This web site has been rated by Neilsen as the busiest religious site on the Internet.
bulletThey have a "Contact Us" section on their web site. However, we have never been able to get a response to any of our inquiries, in spite of many attempts.
bulletTheir "Mistakes in the News" section discusseses what the church believes are errors in reporting by the media. See:  http://www.lds.org/
bullet If you have any questions about the LDS Church, you can chat live with a Mormon missionary between 11 AM and 11 PM ET. See: http://beta.mormon.org/ You can also speak with a missionary by calling 1-888-537-6600. This number is accessible from the U.S. and Canada. Another web site maintained by the LDS Church is http://www.mormon.org It is "for anyone interested in learning more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."

Official Mormon teachings on Jesus Christ are at: http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/


bullet "Scott," a full time missionary for the LDS Church has a website with many interestnig essays: Which is the True Church?, The Bible is the Only word of God?. God's Plan of Salvation, Questions Answered by the Book of Mormon, 101 Answers from the Book of Mormon to life's great questions, The Challenge the Book of Mormon Makes to the World, Bible Prophecies of the Book of Mormon

Other web sites:

bulletThe LDS General Conference Scripture Index contains "...links from scriptures to the General Conference talks that cite those scriptures." Links are online for conferences in the LDS Church from 1942 to the present time. See: http://scriptures.byu.edu/
bulletThe Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research (FAIR) "...defends the LDS against detractors" by "providing well-documented answers to criticisms of LDS doctrine, belief and practice." See: http://www.fairlds.org/
bulletLDSWorld is at: http://www.ldsworld.com/ It has four main sections: LDSWorld Gems, Gospel Study, Church Resources and Family Resources.
bulletThe History of the Mormons web site discusses LDS history by explaining events, beliefs, and actions of Mormons. See: http://www.historymormon.com/
bulletFamilySearch, a LDS genealogical site is at: http://www.familysearch.org 
bulletNewsgroup alt.religion.mormon is one of many active newsgroup devoted to the LDS denomination
bulletThe weekly newsletter Mormon-index contains references to Internet resources devoted to the Mormon denomination. For past issues of the index and a subscription form, see: http://www.mormonstoday.com/
bulletAn unofficial FAQ page is at: http://www.jefflindsay.com/
bulletThe Book of Mormon Answerman (BOMA) answers questions related to the Book of Mormon at: http://www.new-jerusalem.com/
bulletA person who joined the Church at the age of 20 and left it 22 years later tells his story at: http://www.exmormon.org 
bulletThe Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) is a non-profit educational foundation that "encourages and supports research about the Book of Mormon...and other ancient scriptures." Their home page is at: http://farms.byu.edu/  They distribute a number of books, including "Offenders for a Word: How Anti-Mormons Play Word Games to Attack the Latter-day Saints."
bullet"Joseph Smith: Prophet of God," is a website about the founder of the Church of Christ. See: http://josephsmith.net/

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