Unveiling Grace

  • by Lynn K. Wilder
  • Narrated by Julie Lyles Carr
  • 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From a rare insider's point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are 'wooing our country' with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.


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Customer Reviews

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Out of the frying pan, into the fire?

I have such mixed emotions about this book. On the plus side, I loved hearing more about the inner workings of the LDS church, some of the "secret" rules and traditions... I have good Mormon friends and like knowing more about what they believe and why. The whole thing is so very strange. BUT... moving from LDS to evangelical Christianity was not a big improvement in my mind. Just as cultish, just as exclusionary, the whole I'm-right-and-you're-wrong mentality. Witness the misogynistic, racist, and prejudiced views the Christian right maintains. Just as many crackpots. So I don't see her "conversion" as any improvement. As one of the previous reviewers noted so correctly, its like an addict just changing drugs. As a recovered evangelical, I know that my truth is inside, not in an antiquated book, and that truth can change over time. Our goal should not be to proselytize but to search for our own inner truth which will bring us to a calmer, gentler world.
I had to skip a lot of the end, too preachy for me. There were some inaccurate descriptions (the one that comes to mind was Wilder delivering a baby when she had been previously told she had placenta previa.... it must have been a partial previa that resolved, because a true previa mandates an operative delivery) which made me question a lot of her narrative.
And the narrator needs to slow down. There are obviously breaks in the story with subtitles, but she rushed thru them at record speed, often leaving a bit of confusion in her wake.
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- Wendy


Where does Unveiling Grace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


What other book might you compare Unveiling Grace to and why?

No comparison really.

Which scene was your favorite?

The discussion of what it's like to live in Happy Valley ran very true to my experience.

Any additional comments?

At first, I found it uncanny that the author's experience as a Mormon woman, raising a Mormon family in Utah, was so like my own - even in the details. But then I realized: she is describing every Mormon woman who eventually comes to think outside the conditioned box. Her writing is easy and enjoyable, and as a narrator she is very good, too.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2014
  • Publisher: Zondervan