Jim Whitefield

Jim Whitefield. Author of The Mormon Delusion series.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (42 of 53)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 54,796 - Total Helpful Votes: 42 of 53
An American Fraud.  One Lawyer's Case against Morm&hellip by Kay Burningham
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Kay Burningham's book is in two parts. The first few chapters are semi-autobiographical, giving a view of her life and times within the Mormon cult, partly spent in the Salt Lake valley. There are snippets of information regarding the truth behind the hoax of Mormonism included along the way. They are integrated well and you quickly get to know Kay and her experiences in a well written, enthralling (and informative) way. It gets more intense in the rest of the book where Kay describes many more aspects of Mormon Church history and claimed beliefs which are based on provable fiction.

This forms the basis of a 'case' against the Church - for using knowingly fraudulent claims in… Read more
The Religion Virus: Why We Believe in God by Craig A James
Craig James very successfully compares and contrasts the evolution of genes in species, with the evolution and (some disastrous) effects of 'memes', since humans evolved the ability to communicate through speech. It is a fascinating and thought provoking read and it does indeed give a very plausible explanation for the extraordinary hold that religion has on so many humans. It is easy to read and compelling in its conclusions. The only criticism I have is that it is replete with dozens of typos, which kept jumping off the page and distracting me. Considering this was a second edition,they should have been eradicated long since. There were so many, and some so annoying, that they eventually… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I had the opportunity to read this book pre-publication, courtesy of the author, Bob Bridgestock. The following review is unsolicited and provided in genuine response to Bob's work.

"Bob's description of his early life is beautifully written and at times even poetic; his later description of the attitude of Mormon leaders toward members who `question' is accurate as well as eloquent. I found this book an interesting, engaging, informative (and easy) read. We were both Mormons from our teens through to our late fifties, and both married to our first wives for similar periods of time before they died from the results of breast cancer. I relived the experience of my first wife's… Read more