Monday, March 23, 2015

You Don't Know Shiz About Book of Mormon Warfare review

I just wrote a book review for Morgan Deane's historical treatise, Bleached Bones and Wicked Serpents and it is posted over at Modern Mormon Men here.

I'm very aware of the way social media has changed - most of my regular readers that visit here are not Mormon - rather we're all bound by the brotherhood of sword & sorcery but I also know that we all have a love of history too and that is where Morgan's book is special. His look at historical warfare and comparison is a powerful and one that strangely enough lots of Mormon's aren't too keen to examine. That's why I think its a great book because anything that pushes the boundaries within my own religious subculture is good. We need to get shaken up a bit and out of our collective comfort zone.

So its a short piece if any of you have a mind to take a gander. I'd appreciate it.


p.s. The "SHIZ" in my title is not a purposeful Mormon swear on my part - (though it can be with lots of Mormon's) its the name of an evil revolutionary leader within the Book of Mormon from one of my favorite parts where almost everyone dies - so its an inside Mormon joke.

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I reckon every holy book has plenty of warfare in it. So it seems.

David J. West said...

Agreed, that they do, one of the only ways I could pay attention in Sunday school. Thankee Charles!