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Latter Days

An Insider's Guide to Mormonism, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Coke Newell

St. Martin's Griffin

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which adds a million converts every three years, is the fastest growing religion in the world today. In this work, Newell, a media spokesman for the Church's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, explains the identity, history, and belief system of the Mormons. Himself a convert, Newell brings much personal candor, Biblical citation, and historical reference to his informed reckoning of Mormonism. From Adam to Christ to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, from the Mormon story of Earth's creation to America's 19th-century persecution of the Mormons and their dramatic Exodus, and from the creation of the Church's headquarters to the faith and character of its followers today, Latter Days is the perfect companion for all students and scholars of this unique Christian paradigm regarding the purpose of existence, the origin and destiny of human life, and God's Plan.

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Praise for Latter Days

"This is an astonishing story, told incredibly well. Coke Newell has helped lift the Latter-day Saints into the forefront of Christian discourse and relevance." --Stephen R. Covey, internationally bestselling author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"This engaging introduction to Mormon history and doctrine from the viewpoint of a convert gives a good idea of why Mormonism attracts and holds so many modern Americans. Along with the facts of history, one gets a feeling for the unconquerable spirit of the Mormon people." --Richard L. Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at Columbia University, author of Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism and The Refinement of America: Person, Houses, Cities

"A 'tiny sect' in Utah 150 years ago has grown into an 11-million-member church found around the globe. This makes Latter Days a most welcome volume. False and flawed opinions about Mormon beliefs and practices abound. Coke Newell's forthright, clearly written, even fascinating account of Latter-day Saint doctrine and history should help clear the air." --Allan Carlson, president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and publisher of The Family in America.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Coke Newell

  • Coke Newell, a convert in his late teens to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the journalism program at Colorado State University. For most of a decade a media spokesman for the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, he has authored or contributed to a number of books and periodicals, and has been quoted extensively on Church policy, history, and doctrine.
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Latter Days

An Insider's Guide to Mormonism, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Coke Newell

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