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Overview The classic bestseller on the inner workings of the Mormon Church, "The God Makers" (300,000 copies in print) has been updated and expanded. Cutting through the wholesome image projected by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the book reveals startling truths about the beliefs and practices of Mormonism. "The God Makers" helps prepare people for witnessing to Mormons and encourages Mormons to discover and develop a personal relationship with the biblical Jesus.
"This book is dynamite The most powerful thing I've read on the subject. Get your Mormon friends to read it." --Dr. John MacArthur Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, CA
Mormons claim to follow the same God and the same Jesus as Christians. They also state that their gospel comes from the Bible. But are they telling the truth? The God Makers, one of the most powerful books to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the rituals and doctrines of the Mormon Church, reveals the inner workings and beliefs of Mormonism. Through personal interviews and well-documented evidence, you'll discover the true nature of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its hidden worldwide agenda.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.38" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 1997
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 1565077172 ISBN13 9781565077171
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More About Ed Decker & Dave Hunt
Ed Decker is the founder and International Director of Saints Alive in Jesus, a countercults ministry. He is known for his bestsellers The God Makers, The God Makers II, and What You Need to Know About Masons.
Ed Decker currently resides in Irvington, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about The God Makers: A Shocking Expose of What the Mormon Church Really Believes?
"Kettle: Blacker Than Black!" written by: A Pot Dec 26, 2008
I read this years ago, having found it on a relative's shelf. Said relative had been seriously burned by her Mormon stepfamily, so that should have been an indicator of bias, but I was young, what did I know?
Now that I have critical thinking skills and access to the internet, it comes out that Decker himself is a former Mormon, now evangelical, allegedly having been excommunicated for cheating repeatedly on his wife. To be sure, I know other ex-Mormons with qualms about their upbringing, but none with such a checkered past or with quite so much vehemence against it as Decker, and notably none that have moved onto a higher plane of religious zealotry like he has.
So the LDS are weird and definitely have negative elements in the fundamentalist fringe (what faith doesn't?), but here it all just comes off like the same degree of born-again hysteria leveled against Harry Potter. Read if you'd like, but cross-reference.
A sad commentary by sadly misinformed people Dec 10, 2008
I'd heard of this book for years, all about how it "exposed" what Mormons "really believe". After reviewing the book, I can tell you that there are small kernels of truth scattered throughout the book, but they are so embellished with purposeful misinterpolations, truth stretching, and twisting of the actual truth that they are not really recognizable at all.
I find it truly amazing that the beliefs of one group (which are very obviously not shared by the mudslinging authors) can get some people so riled up that they have to spend their time writing up such blatantly obvious untruths.
If you want to find out what Mormons really believe, I recommend asking a Mormon. I know many of them, and they are some of the most genuine, honest, and open people you will ever meet. They have nothing to hide, and most will be happy to answer any questions you have. Asking your questions of a Mormon is certain much more likely to get you the actual, honest-to-goodness truth than reading something written by those whose only apparent purpose in life is enthusiastically trashing in their "exposé" the beliefs of others.
I don't recommend this book for anything other than kindling.
not worth the time to read Sep 25, 2008
If this book takes you a full day to read, then in the same time, an average of 150 Christians will have been killed (somewhere in the world) for their beliefs. Approximately 137,000 babies will have been aborted. You can't tell me that while Christianity is under threat globally, attacking Mormons is the best use of our energy. Even if they don't accept the Nicene creed, they are not the biggest threat. This book's strategy is to straighten deck chairs as the Titanic sinks. Here's a better use of time: how about writing to someone in Congress to stop legislating away our freedom of worship?
One Narrow Dogma for Another Sep 21, 2008
Mostly accurate, but not neutral. The God Makers details some of the problematic history of Mormonism and its leaders but fails to engage this reader. An alternative agenda is in play. Traditional Christianity and common biblical interpretations are subtly (or not so) promoted and while I appreciate each author's right to an agenda, I am not inspired by one narrow dogma over another. Mormonism may be more narrow, but it's all a house of cards. Authorial credibility is lost when a card is removed and the author attempts to keep the rest of the house standing. It insults the reader's intelligence. Not impressed.
Give me a real scholar.. plz Sep 16, 2008
Give me a real scholar in religion, history, etc. Not some two faced ex-Mormon that could not live up to any of his commitments. "to live a christlike life" Man is ex'd.. and now he writes a book. Hmm.. no ty, give me a respectable scholar, outside of the Mormon faith that is completely unbiased.
I would give this book some creditability if it were from a man that had no affiliation from the LDS church or biased faith. I will not be finishing this book, now that I know he was an ex'd. How lame and pathetic to go and write up lies with truth's to boost your pathetic ego. !@#$% adulterers! :/
Ohhh... poor me, what? I cant cheat on my wife and faith? and get a way with it? but I have sexual needs? All these dumbfound girls eager to indulge my ego. *Dont buy this book, dont support ex-mormon's, especially ones that cant keep "it" in their pants.