The author of the book, Paul C. Gutjahr, is not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the book is not endorsed by the church. The book is friendly to the LDS Church. I learned several new things about Mormon history from this book in a nonthreatening way.
Mormonism is a hot topic. Rarely a day passes without mention in television, news, print or the Internet. With the book's impeccable timing and an accompanying press release mentioning Mitt Romney and "The Book of Mormon" musical, Princeton University Press released "The Book of Mormon: A Biography." This is one of seven books in a series called "Lives of Great Religious Books."
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