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Monday, September 24, 2012

Mormon Diaries

I believe this is an important book. It is not the story of losing one's faith, rather it is the story of finding it.

Mormon Diaries
From the jacket:

Brought up in a religious home, Sophia believes the only way to have a forever family is by following church leaders and obediently choosing the right. She goes to the right school, marries the right man in the right place, and does the right thing by staying home to raise her children. But when she starts asking questions about grace, love, and the nature of God, she realizes her spiritual struggles could rip her family apart. 

What reviewer have to say.

This book is an incredibly honest portrayal of one person’s struggle to find God.”~Pastor John Bradford 

“Sophia Stone has a fine eye and a searching heart. Her story of growing up in and reaching through her Mormonism for a deeper, more authentic spirituality reflects all the ways that religion can both keep us satisfied with easy answers and push us to more difficult and complicated realizations. We need a hundred more books like this one, telling the truths of Mormon women's lives.” ~Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl

“Sophia Stone captured my attention from the beginning. This collection of personal essays, about questioning the legitimacy of Mormonism after having faith in the religion for the first 30-something years of her life, is not just a controversial quake to a reader’s heart and soul. Stone’s voice is brave, bold and intriguing. And surprisingly relatable to someone who is not religious.”~Jessica Bell, author of String Bridge

You can get a copy at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It is available in print and for ereaders.

If you would like to ask Sophia any questions about Mormonism and have them answered minus the usual spin you can find her on Twitter. Her account is:  sophia stone@ask_a_mormon,  under the hashtag #mormonquestions. (Please note, the underscores are important!)


  1. And it just got torn to shreds on this blog:

    Looks interesting.

  2. I've seen quite a bit in the blogosphere about this book, and as one whose faith is an integral part of my life, this sounds like a must-read for me.

  3. The first Mormon I met was my piano teacher, and along the way, I've met many more, and am soooo impressed with the way they live their faith. Definitely people to emulate. I'll look for this book.

  4. Well, Angela, at least Ms. Stone has gotten some free advertisement.

    Barbara, It's certainly a about faith.

    Vijaya, It's the story of a difficult journey.

  5. I haven't read it, Bish, so no comment on this one.

  6. I haven't heard of this one before. It sounds like a book that will make me think!

  7. Awesome book. I read it last week! Good stuff. Good luck to her and you, Bish! :o) <3

  8. Sounds like a very deep book. Thanks for the recommendation.


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