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Ask Mormon Girl: It’s time to learn Mormon history. Where do I start?
Dear Ask Mormon Girl:
I grew up a crazy liberal kid in a Democratic household. In college, I was a political science / women’s studies major and an activist. My mentor was an ex-Mormon and often talked bitterly about the Church. I joined the Church my senior year while she was on sabbatical. I’ve never had the guts to tell her I joined the church; in fact, I avoid telling people from my pre-Mormon past that I’m LDS. Part of it has to do with my lack of knowledge of Mormon History and my inability to articulate my beliefs. I took a course on Mormon History at Institute (before joining the Church) but of course it was totally watered-down and sugar-coated. I want to learn as much as I can about our history, ALL of it. Could you recommend some books? I want to be as informed as possible. I want the good and the bad. It’s been almost five years since I joined the church; I feel like my faith is now mature enough to handle everything. I tried doing some research on my own but it’s hard to find good sources.
RS in SoCal
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