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About this project

What is it?

The RealBookofMormon.org is our growing website and community created to talk about Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

Why?

Hundreds of websites about Mormonism exist already. Googling Joseph Smith will inevitably return a myriad of conflicting results from thousands of sources. We need a single trusted place for people to find information about the LDS church (Mormonism) and the history behind it, and that's what we're building.

Who is it for?

Believers, non-believers, and never-Mormons are quickly fascinated by Mormonism upon deep study. No single religion has had a greater impact on American History than Mormonism, a fact which we seek to understand by creating this resource.

The Nitty-Gritty!

Full disclosure, this project is launched by three ex-Mormons who learned that the REAL Mormonism/Mormon history is vastly different than what we were taught growing up. We want to flesh everything out and learn the REAL Mormonism from all credible sources. We're taught that a source that is "Anti-Mormon" isn't credible and only serves to drive members away from the church, but from our research and study, we find the label of "Anti-Mormon" far too simplistic to tell the whole story. We want a central point where "Pro-Mormon" and "Anti-Mormon" are meaningless terms, we just want the truth. 

We've created this website to serve as a resource for people in or out of the church to openly talk and learn about the Mormon church and help each other with non-dissenting communication.

We're excited about the current initial goals for the website, but the future goals are even more exciting! See our stretch goals to see what we're talking about.

Risks and challenges

Risks -

We've already put thousands of hours into creating the site and it will reach our initial goals regardless of the campaign. The only risk we run is not being able to reach further goals we have in mind that will really make this website something special. The worst thing that could happen is the website stays exactly how it currently is (unfinished).

Challenges -

Money! The website has been a hobby up to this point, but we want to change that and expand; we just desperately need the resources to do so.

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    You'll receive everything listed before as well as a PDF copy of all future books published through the website about Mormonism.

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