"A century ago the Mormon Church was widely viewed as a morally and politically dangerous sect. Today it is widely seen as a conservative repository of old-fashioned values, an American success story." (Peter Steinfels New York Times
"Given a continuation of present growth rates, the Mormon Church will achieve the status of the fourth major monotheistic faith tradition sometime during the first quarter of the twenty-first century." (Rodney Stark Review of Religious Research
Is Mormonism a cult, a Christian sect or a world religion? What has given the church its appeal? What does it teach? Many people have a vague notion that Mormon teachings are unusual but that Mormons themselves are wholesome and prosperous. Written in plain language and in a conversational style, The Vision of Mormonism provides the reader with an understanding of the core ideas and practices of Mormons today.