Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life Hardcover – November 1, 1997


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$10.06 $1.73

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Foundation for Ancient Research & (November 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934893284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934893282
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
2
See all 6 customer reviews
By not stating this fact, Sorensen has greatly mislead the uniformed reader.
Wanderer
The book is well presented and well categorised - broken down into easy to digest chunks and is heavy on images (which is the point of it really).
P. Bennett
If you are looking for an informative book on archaeology in the Americas - you will have to look elsewhere.
Jim Whitefield

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Rasmussen on March 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The title describes exactly what this book is. Sorenson takes us into his world as a socio-cultural anthropologist, helping us understand what the different archeological and historical remains can tell us about the many aspects of the everyday lives of ancient peoples. The book is intentionally simple, you won't find in depth hypothosis' or commentary, but it is written at a level beneficial for newcomers as well as for those who already know much about ancient American culture. A small section of each topic cites Book of Mormon references that may be relative to the subject matter. Sorenson's intent is not to validate the history in the Book of Mormon through archeological discovery, but rather to help us understand the cultures that were a part of, or influenced, the peoples in that book-much like knowing about ancient Jewish culture helps us better understand the events in the New Testament. This book has added an important aspect to my study of the Book of Mormon, and as a visitor to ruins in Mexico, added life and meaning to what I saw there.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Craig Matteson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on July 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a terrific book and helps as a way of refocusing the view of how you think about the culture described in the Book of Mormon. If you are a believer, ... it helps to make things more specific and yet less cut and dried. Just like real life.
If you aren't a believer, and in fact if you actively disbelieve the Book of Mormon, that is OK too. You will get a more specific look at the vision of things you actively disbelieve.
In either case it is a helpful and valuable book, as are all of Sorenson's works.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Bennett on July 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
While collective history of Central America is frustratingly scarce, John Sorenson has done a great job of pulling together a variety of images and artifacts to help the reader understand what the area may have been like 2,000 years ago and how the findings relate to the information in the Book of Mormon.

The book is well presented and well categorised - broken down into easy to digest chunks and is heavy on images (which is the point of it really).

This book is a good resource for anyone wanting to get more out their study of the Book of Mormon or wanting to increase their understanding of Book of Mormon people and geography.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?