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About the Author: Jon Krakauer

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10 thoughts on “Under the Banner of Heaven

  1. Len Len says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleI don t know where to start with this book I couldn t put it down It was enthralling A quick note about Krakauer this was the first book


  2. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleThis is a hard book for me to review given that I have quite a few Mormon friends and that although my own philosophy leanstowards existentialism than anything else, I feel it s differents strokes for different folks I am led inescapably by this book to view Mormonism as a cult that has changed and adapted as was expedient given the various political currents ebbing and waning.I ve seen, here in the West Indies, how a cult can gain both the practice and the legitimacy of an established re This is a hard book for me to review given that I have quite a few Mormon friends and that although my own philosophy leanstowards existentialism than anything else, I feel it s differents strokes for different folks I am led inescapably by this book to view Mormonism as a cult that has changed and adapted as was expedient given the various political currents ebbing and waning.I v


  3. Colleen Colleen says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleI read this book for the book club at my local library Afterwards, I felt indignant, confused, intrigued, and disgusted about all forms of faith So, I sincerely hoped that a Saint or two would show up at the book club meeting, to nullify my extremely negative view of the church Alas, no LDS believers showed, so I am left to my own conclusions about the book and faith in general Here are some of my conclusions and questions after reading this sprawling, fascinating account of the history of p I read this book for the book club at my local library Afterwards, I felt indignant, confused, intri


  4. jessica jessica says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven Kindlethis book is quite different from what i thought it would be i was exceptingin cold bloodtrue crime vibes, and that is present, but much of the book explores the history of a particular religion and how extreme religious be


  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven Kindle4.0 to 4.5 stars For non fiction, this book had me absolutely riveted from the very beginning This true crime narative has three main themes, all of which I think Krakauer accomplishes extremely well First, this is a true crime story of the brutal double murder of Brenda Lafferty and her 15 month old baby girl at the hands Ron and Dan Lafferty the older brothers of Brenda s husband Second, is a survey of the origin and early history of Mormonism and the basic doctrines of the Mormon fa 4.0 to 4.5 stars For non fiction, this book had me absolutely riveted from t


  6. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleThe Spirit of AmericaHarold Bloom has called Mormonism the American Religion Not only was it created in America, Mormonism also articulates the American Dream in both its history and its doctrine the ultimate deification of its members united in a theocratic independence of civil authority Mormonism, although a relatively small sect, represents the mainstream of American evangelical, perhaps national, consciousness What Under the Banner of Heaven demonstrates, if nothing else, is just how st The Spirit of AmericaHarold Bloom has called Mormonism the American Religion Not only was it created in America, Mormonism also articulates the American Dream in both its history and its doctrine the ultimate deification of its members united in a t


  7. Mateo Mateo says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleYou know, I probably shouldn t have read this directly after finishing In Cold Blood I m not saying the combination brought out the homicidal psychotic in me, but I did have to pay for stabbing the hell out of a turkey in the Albertson s meat section the other day Is there a stranger sect out there than the Mormons I mean, golden plates lost tribes Nephites battling Lamanites Orrin Hatch Well, yes, I guess one look at Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah s couch suggests th You know, I probably shouldn t have read this directly after finishing In Cold Blood I m not saying the combination brought out the homicidal psychotic in me, but I did hav


  8. Karen Karen says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleThis book makes a lot of big promises, but it suffers from several serious flaws 1 Lack of focus.2 Too long.3 Preposterous claim.4 BoringThis is a true crime novel maybe set against the history of the Mormon Church but not really trying to tie in a couple of murders c


  9. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleHmmmwhere do I start First of all, I didn t finish reading this book It was intriguing in the beginning to learn about the Fundamentalist Mormons and the interestingly odd things they believe and practice It was also interesting to contemplate the power of faith Faith in something or someone, regardless of what or whom they are, can make people do unbelievable things This is true.I can see how Krakauer would have been frustrated when access to historical documents and interviews with pro Hmmmwhere do I start First of all, I didn t finish reading this book It was intriguing in the beginning to learn about the Fundamentalist Mormons and the interestingly odd things they believe and practice It was also interesting to contempla


  10. John John says:

    Under the Banner of Heaven eBook Í Banner of under ebok, banner kindle, heaven download, Under the ebok, Banner of free, Under the Banner of Heaventhe Banner of pdf, Under the Banner of Heaven KindleI really enjoyed Into Thin Air, but now I wonder if it is poorly done as this book was As a Mormon I was amazed at Krakauer s complete naivete that he s trying to pass off as expertise and a well researched book I d be scared of Mormonism too if I read this and didn t know better The logic leaps he makes are simply massive For a story about the Lafferty s, this is a nicely told yarn For understanding its extrapolation into a story about Mormonism it is foolishness at its finest.


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