The Book of Mormon

Resources

We can't very well host a podcast without doing some research! From church-related websites, books, podcasts, and more, we are constantly doing our best to learn from other experts and brilliant minds. We do our best to be inclusive of other religions and science while we're at it. If you have any recommendations of what we need to add to our list, just reach out to us!

Published Books

As we continue to educate ourselves, turning to books is always one of our favorite moves! The mix of Mormon fiction and non-fiction has allowed for us to learn about many view points and educate ourselves on our faith, decisions, and more. Check out these incredible books (that we have most likely referenced in an episode!)

Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction is written by Blair Ostler and published in 2021 by By Common Consent.

This book takes on the challenges of describing the complexities of theology and how much of Mormonism really is queer. Ostler shows temple sealings in a new light, what healthy relationships really are, and how we can better love and support those around us. 

We reference this book during our 2021 Pride Month series.

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Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism is written by Taylor G. Petrey and published in 2020 by the University of North Carolina Press.

This book explores the complexities that Mormonism has created within itself regarding church teachings on gender, sexual difference, and marriage. Petrey explores gender theory, LDS doctrine, and the history of sexuality in modernity to educate us in better comprehending our beautiful designs.

We reference this book during our 2021 Pride Month series.

Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence is written by Joanna Brooks and published in 2020 by Oxford University Press.

This book addresses the white privilege, the former racial ban, and related religious beliefs. Brooks explores how this has affected faith, history versus belief, and the hard truths that so many like to ignore. 

Public Figures

We are constantly surrounded by impactful people filled with amazing insights. And we love to hear from them. No one is perfect and opinions change, but we can gather wisdom as we go from those alive today as well as those who have passed on.
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Taylor G. Petrey is a religious scholar, published author, college professor, and the current editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. He wrote, "Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism," a book referenced in our 2021 Pride Month series.

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Barbara Thompson was the 2nd counselor in the general Relief Society during 2007-2012 where she spoke up as a strong advocate of love and belonging. She was the second woman to serve in such a position while single.

Dr. Benjamin Park is a published author (Kingdom of Nauvoo), scholar, and college professor. He has studied history, religion, and politics, which gives him a broad understanding and well-educated perspective of the LDS restoration. 

Additional Podcasts

We love podcasts! That is one of reasons we started our own. Even as we spend hours each week studying and researching, we often look for time to listen to some of these podcasts as well. Check them out to learn more.
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In case your typical manual and guides don't provide enough insights, be sure to listen to Beyond the Block, an podcast hosted by Brother Jones and Brother Knox as they explore, critique, and study Mormon theology. Tune in as they read through Come Follow Me and highlight valuable lessons to learn along the way. They will share real life stories, make you laugh, and help you to cry.

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If you want to hear well-spoken essays and explore Come Follow Me from a woman's perspective, then you need to listen to The Faithful Feminists. Truthfully, you should listen to them whether you are looking for that or not. Channing and Elise will help you with your studies as they share stories about little-known theologians and women, and teach you to consider the scriptures more intimately while increasing your knowledge and empathy.

Being single or married doesn't have to define you. We talk about that plenty in our podcast. Whether you are in a relationship of some form or not, listening to Mormon Marriages can be a great listen. Nate and Angilyn Bagley, along with their constant stream of guests, provide hopeful insights regarding communication, growing closer to our Heavenly Parents, and valuing yourself in every relationship.