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Under The Banner Of Heaven : A Story Of Violent Faith (2003)
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Call Number 289.33/KRAKAUER,J


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Published: New York : Doubleday, 2003
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  372 p. : 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0385509510,
Language:  English


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The World of Religious Extremism


Having enjoyed other books by award winning novelist Jon Krakauer, I decided it was way past time to read this book. I have always appreciated reading about other cultures & religions, regardless of how “on the fringe” they might be. Under The Banner Of Heaven delves into the world of religious extremism. The book is about the extremist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (not to be confused with the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints/Mormonism). It truly is a whole other world, full of prophecies, power struggles, polygamy and more. So interesting to read about things I know nothing about!

Through the story of two brothers (Ron & Dan Lafferty), who commit murder because of prophecy, we learn more about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Sometimes, I pick up a non-fiction book & struggle to make it through. Jon Krakauer makes non-fiction truly reader-friendly.  If you like this book, check out the author's other books Into The Wild and Into Thin Air. Both are non-fiction but totally different than this book. That's the great thing about this author, every book is totally different.
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