Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Mormonizing of America

Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Review - The Mormonizing of America

About the Book
Stephen Mansfield, the acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, has highlighted the growing popularity of Mormonism—a belief system with cultic roots—and the implications of its critical rise. Mormons are moving into the spotlight in pop culture, politics, sports, and entertainment via presidential candidates like Romney and Huntsman, media personality Glenn Beck, mega-bestselling Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, and The Book of Mormon, the hottest show on Broadway. Mormonism was once a renegade cult at war with the U.S. Army in the 1800s, but it has now emerged as not only the fastest-growing religion, but as a high-impact mainstream cultural influence.

About the Author
Stephen Mansfield is a writer and speaker best known for his groundbreaking books on the role of religion in history, leadership, and modern culture. He first came to international attention with The Faith of George W. Bush, the New York Times bestseller that influenced Oliver Stone’s film, W. His book The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Stephen speaks around the world on topics of faith, leadership, and culture. He is also the founder of two firms: The Mansfield Group ( and Chartwell Literary Group ( He lives in Nashville and in Washington, DC, with his wife, Beverly, who is an award-winning songwriter and producer.

My Take on the Book
What was great about this book was that it gives a full view of the Mormon culture and religion and you can tell that the author has thoroughly researched the topic and presents the book in an unbiased nature. I have not read many books on Mormonism but I know that more and more prominent people are coming into the public eye that believe in this religion and if you are like me, and did not understand much about this religion, this book will open your eyes and help you see what the world could be like with people in high offices (which many already are) from this religion. On top of this the author has done a great job at providing a historical look at where the religion has been in the past and where it is now and where it could be in the future. I highly recommend this to all!

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