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Review: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Why did I buy this? Seriously, why?

So I was watching a documentary about the FLDS church and its so-called “prophet” Warren Jeffs. But I wanted to know more about him and what his problem is, why he is the way he is. And the unfortunate thing is, the book had me until it started talking about Joseph and where the FLDS supposedly came from. The only thing I really learned was the angle with Elizabeth Smart, and that at least was interesting, albeit terrible. 
The rest was all drivel about the Mormon faith and the abuse the FLDS authorities allow. Nothing I didn’t know before.


On the bright side, this sick “prophet” is right where he belongs. I hope he never gets out.

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By Amber Rizzi

I am a literature geek working toward my Bachelor's in English with a concentration in writing. I love to read, and I'm always itching to write, especially creatively. I started "The Writer's Library" about three years ago, previously working with a Blogger platform before moving over to Wordpress. While I mainly post reviews of books, occasionally I will go ahead and review works in other media forms as well, such as music and certain television shows. No matter what I'm doing on here, I love to share with anyone who is willing to listen, and I'm excited to finally be on Wordpress!