The Mormon Mirage
In the first edition of The Mormon Mirage, Latayne C. Scott shared her remarkable journey out of Mormonism as she uncovered shocking inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in the faith she had loved and lived.Thirty years later, Mormonism and Mormon scholarship have evolved with the times. In this third, revised and updated edition of her well-known book, Scott keeps pace with changes and advances in Mormonism, and reveals formidable new challenges to its claims and teachings.The Mormon Mirage provides fascinating, carefully documented insights into• DNA research’s withering implications for the Book of Mormon• the impact of new “revelations” on Latter-day Saint (LDS) race relations• new findings about Mormon history• increasing publicity about LDS splinter groups, particularly polygamous ones• recent disavowals of long-held doctrines by church leadership• the rise of Mormon apologetics on the InternetMore than a riveting, insider’s scrutiny of the Mormon faith, this book is a testimony to the trustworthiness of Scripture and the grace of Jesus Christ.
About the Author
Latayne C. Scott was a faithful and happy Mormon for ten years, attending Brigham Young University on a writing scholarship and working as a staff member for two of BYU’s weekly magazines. She is the author of fourteen published books, including Latter-Day Cipher, Why We Left Mormonism, and The Hinge of Your History: The Phases of Faith. She has also published articles and poems in secular magazines and in major Christian magazines, and she is the recipient of Pepperdine University's "Distinguished Christian Service Award" for her writing. Latayne is a representational thinker and a full-time writer, living in New Mexico with her husband of thirty-seven years, and has two married children. Her Web sites are www.latayne.com and www.representationalresources.com.