With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terryl Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture.The most wide-ranging study on the subject outside Mormon presses, By the Hand of Mormon will fascinate anyone curious about a religious people who, despite their numbers, remain strangers in our midst.
This is a great book and a must have for anyone interested in knowing the Book of Mormon and the current assessment of it in the LDS church, the scholarly world, and in the anti- Mormon field. The only criticism I have is that Givens is too kind to Fawn Brodie and does not mention the critical reviews of her work by Hugh Nibley in No Ma'am That's Not History and in several essays in the FARMS Annual Review of Books on the Book of Mormon. Other than that one quibble, this is a great book, buy it and enjoy !!