I have not got to that part yet. I am only to the initial baptism section. So far though, I find it very good, although sometimes not as deep in background quotes as I might have expected. He is on another list I participate in and I may yet have some questions for him.
George ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerald Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 11:51 AM Subject: RE: [ZION] A reading list > I have Barry's book. It is very good, with one exception. I think the > Baptism for the Dead section is a little weak. But that isn't through > any fault of his. The reality is, there isn't much ancient information > whatsoever on baptisms for the dead. His stuff on an anthropomorphic God > is excellent, but I would have included a little bit more information > from his sources in that area. > Gary > > George Cobabe wrote: > > > > Ah - a topic that will not engender evil emotions. > > > > I just finished reading "By the Hand of Mormon" by Terryl Givens. A > > excellant book regarding the history and perspectives of the Book of > > Mormon > > from historical as well as non-mormon perspective. Chapter Eight on > > "Dialogic Revelation" and the Book of Mormon's application of the > > principles > > was truly eye-opening. > > > > I have just started "Restoring the Ancient Church, Joseph Smith and > > Early > > Christianity" By Barry Bickmore. It looks at the early Christian > > Church > > and describes how it was corrupted and then how the early doctrines > > compare > > so favorably with our current doctrines. It looks very good. > > > > George > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Cousin Bill" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > To: "ZION" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:01 AM > > Subject: [ZION] A reading list > > > > > > > I'm sorry to rain on everyone's parade. I see that many people > > > enjoy discussing the gospel. I do not qualify to join such > > > discussions. I just don't have the knowledge everyone else has. > > > So I decided to start a new thread. In the past, my efforts have > > > had mixed results. At times I have started threads that have > > > lasted weeks. Other times my post seems to be the only one, so I > > > suppose it could not even be called a thread. We shall see how > > > this one works out. Please forgive the lightheartedness. > > > > > > I was just wondering what everyone is reading these days. I'm > > > currently working my way through Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy. I had > > > decided to read the Iliad and the Odyssey, but I didn't get too > > > far before I realized that I will need to get the Cliff Notes to > > > go with that. My little brain just doesn't function that well. > > > Luckily I will be heading for Savannah next month so I plan to > > > pick it up then. I'm thinking of reading Contact by Carl Sagan > > > next. I really enjoyed the movie, and I can't imagine anyone > > > having seen that movie without being convinced that there is life > > > out there beyond the confines of the earth. > > > > > > So does anyone care to share what they are reading these days? > > > Or their thoughts on life in outer space? I'm kind of angry at > > > myself. Astute readers will notice that I have a new e-mail > > > address. I also have a new computer. I downloaded the SETI > > > program, but when I tried to add on to my previous SETI total > > > they asked for my password. I have no idea, and since they only > > > send the password to the old address (which has since been > > > cancelled), I'm out of luck. I had over 400 completed work > > > units, and had to start over. I'm at about 90 now. One good > > > thing, my new computer whips through those work units between two > > > and three times as fast as my old computer. > > > > > > Anyway, I ask again, what are you guys reading? > > > > > > Cousin Bill > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > "Our country, right or wrong. When > > > right, to be kept right. When wrong, > > > to be put right." -- Carl Schurz > > > > > > > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > > > > // > > > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > > > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > > > > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > > > > / > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Gerald (Gary) Smith > geraldsmith@ juno.com > http://www.geocities.com/rameumptom > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / > ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// --^---------------------------------------------------------------- This email was sent to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] TOPICA - Start your own email discussion group. 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