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Book reviews for Falling in Love with Joseph Smith

September 4, 2012

Jane Barnes book Falling in Love with Joseph Smith has inspired a flurry of reviews from critics and readers.

Here is some of the buzz being generated by her work:

“…Barnes’s love affair with Joseph Smith is complicated, not diminishable into sound bites. I understand it viscerally.” – Jana Riess, author of Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor.


“…what could be more freshly scandalous than an East Coast liberal embarking on a serious flirtation with Mormonism? Barnes’s fascination with Smith sends her on a religious and genealogical journey.” – Mythili Rao, writer for Hot Reads segment on The Daily Beast


“…if you want to get a good sense of Smith and the controversial religion he created, this book is a good place to start.” – Bill Tammeus, former Faith columnist for The Kansas City Star


Falling in Love with Joseph Smith is a funny, poignant, philosophical book that anyone with a spiritual bone will relate to.” –


“…a rare find. The book is part memoir and part historical yet they cannot be separated. The reason I found this book so wonderful is that the author has no agenda.” – Nancy of A Musing Reviews blog

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