The Bottom Line
A fascinating compilation of "little-known" Mormon history facts, this book will intrigue you. Organized by date and divided into appropriate groups, these small excerpts are cleverly written. You can pick it up, read a few fun facts, and then put it down without worrying where you left off.
- Fascinating Facts that Make You Want to Know More
- Author has Extensive Knowledge of Mormon History
- Short Excerpts for Quick Reading
- Some Passages of Unclear Writing
- (From the back cover) Do you know? What happened to the stone box that held the gold plates?
- There were once two other sacred buildings scheduled to be built in Kirtland?
- Which apostle died before he knew he had been called to the Quorum of the Twelve?
- Why Relief Society Meetings were suspended for 23 years?
- The name of the Indian chief who consecrated all of his tribe's property to the Church?
- Who was ordained an apostle at age eleven?
- How Teddy Roosevelt tried to help the Saints?
- Plus hundreds more interesting facts from LDS Church history!
Guide Review - 500 Little-Known Facts in Mormon History
I found this book a great source of "new" facts of Mormon history that I'd never heard before. One of the first things I found amazing was learning that the Prophet Joseph was told by Moroni that he could not have the plates at his next visit to the Hill Cumorah unless he brought the right person. Joseph asked who that was and Moroni told him he would know. Find out on page four under "The Right Person" who it was, you'll be amazed! The reason I gave this book only four stars was because of some unclear writing. I found myself wondering what the point the author was trying to make during a few passages here and there. It would have helped if the writing had been just a bit more clear. Other than that I found the facts so interesting that I decided to give a copy of this book to a few family members as gifts. Even if you have an extensive knowledge of Mormon history you'll be pleased with the many gems included in this book by George W. Givens.