long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Monday, April 3, 2017

New book: Because of this Theory

For a long time people have been asking for a book version of this blog. I've explained that the entire blog is far too much to print; last time I checked, it was at about 1600 pages.

But I wanted a printed copy myself, as well as a Kindle version, so I started working on it.

Instead of printing the entire blog, I started with March 2017 and went backwards until I had about 100,000 words of good material, which took me back to August, 2016. I edited it somewhat, eliminated time-related posts, and put the whole thing in book format. I also added a few posts from other blogs when they were directly referenced here.

I titled it Because of this Theory, referencing Joseph Fielding Smith's warning about the two-Cumorahs theory that, sadly, has been ignored by many LDS scholars and educators.

I like the way it turned out.

As of this writing, the book is at #6 on Amazon's New Releases in Mormonism.

For today and tomorrow (3-4 April, 2017), the introductory price for beta readers is $8.99. After that, it will be at the regular price of $19.99.

The Kindle version should be available soon, but I can't predict when.

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