Ep 174 – The Lost Book of Mormon

Written by on April 21, 2015

Randy, Matt, John and Glenn review Avi Steinberg’s “The Lost Book of Mormon: A Journey Through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri” – a playful look at Joseph Smith as a prolific American author. Sorry, no singing this time.

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  1. Bryce Jones   On   April 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Good stuff. I don’t know that I would want to read this book, but I’m glad you did the review.

      • Matt   On   April 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

        That part still cracks me up. I love the idea of John driving from bookstore to bookstore to stomp on the book only to find it at the public library. But he wouldn’t do anything to risk damaging. Their copy so he just gives it the bird and a stern look. Lol

  2. JT   On   April 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Talking about how poisonous and dangerous the Spaulding theory is, John sounds nearly identical to my stake presidency. Interesting.

  3. hetaira   On   April 23, 2015 at 12:24 am

    As a never-mo I enjoyed this audiobook as a light and entertaining read and not an in-depth exploration. I agree that the more interesting parts were the Mormons’ relationship to their history, the tours (I didn’t know about these), and especially the behind the scenes peek into the pageant.

  4. Christina   On   April 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    A question for John about the comment that the visit of Jesus to the Kirtland Temple was a late recollection. Can you give me more information on that?

    • JT   On   April 28, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Re the vision of Jesus, Elijah, etc in Kirtland Temple, a good read is “Doctrine and Covenants Section 110: From Vision to Canonization” by Trever Anderson. “This thesis answers the question of how a vision recorded in Joseph Smith’s journal found its home in the Doctrine and Covenants and become recognized as canonized scripture.” http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/etd/2120/

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