U.S. Senator Bennett tests his faith in the Book of Mormon

by | Aug. 31, 2009

Mormons We Know

When Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, was public relations director for the late billionaire Howard Hughes and his corporation, he was tasked to prove that both an autobiography and a will attributed to Hughes were forgeries.

What he learned about forgers has led him to write a new book, "Leap of Faith," published by the LDS Church's Deseret Book, looking at whether the Book of Mormon may have been written by someone other than ancient prophets, as the church says.

Of course, it also allows him to show the world that he is a faithful Mormon at a time when several conservatives in his own party are challenging him for his seat. He says the timing of the book was coincidental, and that the book was actually designed to come out now before he expected his race would be challenged.

Still, "I'm not going to complain if it convinces some of the (state Republican convention) delegates that I'm not in league with the devil," he conceded this week.

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