30 April 2009

Review: David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

Every Mormon should read David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. It was extraordinarily interesting. I learned a great deal about the modern history of the Church and even more about the administration of the Church.

The book is divided topically, not chronologically. This makes the stories much easier to follow, but it does lead to some chapters being really fascinating (like Chapter 4 "Blacks, Civil Rights, and the Priesthood") and some chapters being a less fascinating (like Chapter 6 "Radio and Television Broadcasting").

This book will blow your mind. You must read it. Hop to it!


Jon said...

I give a hearty AMEN to this post. Love that book.

Alice said...

You will have to bring it with you when you come in June.