Book Review: The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History

The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History by Darren Parry, Published by: BCC Press, Published in 2019  Number of Pages: 165Binding: Paper  ISBN:  978-1948218207Price: 9.95     Site of the Bear River Massacre, known as Boa Ogoi to the Northwestern Shoshone … Continue reading

REVIEW: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Kirtland Temple From Basement to Bell Tower

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Kirtland Temple From Basement to Bell Tower Author: Ronald Romig Published by: John Whitmer Books Genre: Non-Fiction – History Published: 2019, Paper binding, 72 pages ISBN: 978-1934901205 Price: 9.95 Between the twenty-seventh of December … Continue reading

Book Review: “Faith and Intellect: The Lives and Contributions of Latter-day Saint Thinkers”

Title: “Faith and Intellect: The Lives and Contributions of Latter-day Saint Thinkers” Author: Leonard Arrington, Edited by: Gary Bergera Published by: Signature Books, 2019Genre: Biography Pages: 179 Binding: Paper     ISBN: 978156085275951459   Price: 14.95 A little over a decade … Continue reading

Review: Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room

Title: Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room Author: Rod Decker Published by: Signature Books, 2019, 404 pages, Paper binding  ISBN:  978-1560852728, Price: 24.95 Candidates debate during the 2019 Salt Lake City mayoral race. One is Mormon and one is not, … Continue reading

A Review of Jonathan Stapley’s The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

Stapley, Jonathan A. The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. 188 pp. ISBN 9780190844431. Best Mormon History Book of 2018 Jonathan A. Stapley’s The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology reveals … Continue reading

NO BEATLE CUTS!

The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show At the 2019 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium Clair Von Barrus, Todd Compton, and Harold Peterson delivered a fun and fascinating session called “The Beatles, Rock and Roll, and Mormonism”  Todd Compton Reads his … Continue reading

Review: In A Rugged Land

“In a Rugged Land: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953-1954”, James Swensen, University of Utah Press, 2018 Genre: Documentary Photography, History Number of Pages: 340Binding: Paper, Ebook AvailablePrice: Paperback $ 34.95, eBook $ 28.95 Dorothea … Continue reading

Review: “Thunder From the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics”

“Thunder From the Right: Ezra Taft Benson in Mormonism and Politics” – Edited by Matthew L Harris Published by: University of Illinois Press, 2019Number of Pages: 247, Paper Binding and eBook, Cloth by Special orderPrice: Paperback: $27.95, eBook: $14.95, Hardback: … Continue reading

It’s a beautiful day for hot springs hunting in the valley of the Great Salt Lake!

Pioneer journals speak often of hot springs near the Great Salt Lake. To indigenous peoples these sacred waters bubbling from the earth effected miracle cures. Pioneers, too, believed pungent sulfur springs had medicinal benefits. Bathers flocked to hot springs resorts … Continue reading