books Heaven Knows WhyAuthor Samuel W. Taylor –

Evoking life in a rural Utah town shortly after World War II, Taylor sets up a divine comedy where against all odds things seem to work out Moroni Skinner looks down from heaven and sees that his grandson Jackson is not living up to his potential He gets permission to manifest himself to Jackson and tell him to marry the bishop s daughter, Katie Jensen Only she s engaged to be married to Henry Brown, the first counselor and a successful businessman If you Supposedly this is one of the hallmarks of Mormon literature, even though I d never heard of it The premise is interesting and clever Moroni Skinner, who has completed a full life on earth, looks down from heaven and is frustrated with his grandson, who is amounting to nothing due to his lazy attitude Moroni decides that what his grandson needs is a gentle push from beyond i.e., a visit from his grandfather to marry the town sweetheart and make a name for himself in the valley.It s a pretty well written book you can feel the small town feeling in the dialect But as kind of a Molly Mormon girl myself, I could see why not many Mormons have read this book and why Deseret Book hasn t picked up its publication or anything The text is generously littered with the minor swear words, the bishop has his calling based on the amount of land he owns, and the Word of Wisdom is treated as a burden rather than a blessing And for being touted as the funniest Mormon novel I wasn t laughi Amazing EPub, Heaven Knows Why By Samuel W Taylor This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Heaven Knows Why, Essay By Samuel W Taylor Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You It s humorous and irreverent. I read this book because someone on the internet called it the funniest Mormon novel ever I don t think it was the FUNNIEST, but it was pretty funny I was just thinking that someone should write a book about a short stay in heaven, and I m happy that some work has already been done on the subject I m not sure how true to life the characters are to actual rural Utahns, but the mystery of how the main character s grandfather s prophecy gets fulfilled was well executed Ther Originally published in 1948, this is one of the first, if not the first humorous LDS novel written by an LDS author Relating the events prompted by an angelic visitation to a ranching community in Wyoming, the ensuing havoc challenges the faith of many of the residents, threatens the wedding of the bishop s daughter, reveals religious hypocracy, renews old grudges, and fosters chaos among the saints, devout, less active and apostate alike Central to this cleverly plotted chaos is an affable This is a lighthearted romantic adventure set in Mormon country First published in 1948 by a grandson of Mormon prophet John Taylor, the book is a quick read, and the author isn t afraid to spice his story up with such controversial elements as embezzlers, idlers and apostates along with misadventures relating to the improper consumption of coffee and alcohol.I enjoy the contemporary Mormon fiction of such authors I have mixed feelings about this book It was written in the 40 s and published as a book in the 70 s, so there are a lot of old fashioned sexist phrases that made me roll my eyes and shake my head But I suppose I ll give those a pass in light of it being 50 years old On the other hand, it was actually pretty darn funny The author wasn t afraid to make fun of Mormons and all their idiosyncrasies and strange social customs Coming from a long heritage of avowed A tongue in cheek tale that annoyed me when I first read it as a teenager, but made me smile as an old lady. Funniest Mormon novel ever Very mid century, though, so if you don t like jokes about postum, this isn t the book for you I did read the serialized version, but I assume it s not much different