An absolutely delightful book about early mormon settlement in Utah Full of history and that laughter that produces tears of mirth. It s humorous and irreverent. 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 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 p 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 protagonist, a young man, recently returned from the war, who gets intotrouble than anyone ought to for telling the straight truth.Samuel W Taylor has a gift for molding amusing dialogue and the switchback plotline Although some of the humor shows it s age, this frolic is a lot of fun 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 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 laughing nearly as often as I should be come to think of it, did I laugh at all Still, I thought that the underlying theme was good through hard work and courage, you can succeed It s an interesting path to see how the grandson so dramatically alters the course of his life and the lives of all the folks around him 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 There was even a litt 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 There was even a little serious religious thought about how things that are coincidences can be religiously meaningful Heaven Knows Why de Will Stewart surMusicDcouvrez Heaven Knows Why de Will Stewart surMusic coutez de la musique en streaming sans publicit ou achetez des CDs et MP maintenant sur Heaven Knows Why Real Angel Contact PhotosNotRetrouvez Heaven Knows Why Real Angel Contact Photos and True Past Life Conversations et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasion Heaven Knows Why Real Angel Contact Photos and Real Angel Contact Photos and True Past Life Conversations, Heaven Knows Why, Christine Snowdon, Balboa press Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous enjour ou en magasin avec Heaven Knows Why The Four Sensations The 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sheet music first page Sign up now or log in to get the full version for the best price online Heaven Knows Why by Richard Thomas Allain Product ID OP Sheets Product IDJed Madela Heaven Knows Lyrics AZLyrics Only heaven knows And maybe our hearts will find their way Only heaven knows And all I can do is hope and pray Cause heaven knows Why I live in despair Cause while awake or dreaming I know she s never there And all these time I act so brave I m shaking inside Why does it hurt me so Maybe my love will come back some day Only heaven knows 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 thecontemporary Mormon fiction of such authors as Levi Peterson and Doug Thayer, and I recently discovered Jack Harrell sho 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 thecontemporary Mormon fiction of such authors as Levi Peterson and Doug Thayer, and I recently discovered Jack Harrell short stories and David Pace s new novel Dream House on Golan Drive Heaven Knows Why was entertaining but also interesting as a window into an earlier period of Mormon writing 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 want to read a work of Mormon Lit th 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 want to read a work of Mormon Lit that will keep you laughing, read this while nursing a cup of Coffee Near Worth it