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by Jared Cooper,Derek Gasser,Daniel Johnson

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ISBN: 1599551209
Author: Jared Cooper,Derek Gasser,Daniel Johnson
Language: English
Publisher: Cedar Fort (July 15, 2008)
Pages: 170
Category: Christian Denominations & Sects
Subcategory: Bibles
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 340
Size Fb2: 1740 kb
Size ePub: 1463 kb
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The authors, Johnson, Cooper and Gasser, make it very clear that they are not scholars on Mesoamerican history or archaeology; but, I must say, they . Jared Cooper has been fascinated with the history of Mesoamerica all his life

Even though this book is for the layperson, they give many bits and pieces of useful information for the traveler to the sites of Mesoamerica. Jared Cooper has been fascinated with the history of Mesoamerica all his life. He continues to hold firesides with Daniel and Derek in California stakes about Book of Mormon connections to Mesoamerica. Jared served a full-time mission in the New York, Utica mission and graduated from Brigham Young University.

Start by marking An LDS Guide to Meso America as Want to Read . I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and looking at the many pictures

Start by marking An LDS Guide to Meso America as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Daniel Johnson, Jared Coope. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and looking at the many pictures. I've often thought I'd like to travel to see the Central American ruins but reading this book made me feel I'd already made the trip without having to deal with the insects and related unpleasantness. I appreciated their detailed descriptions.

Join travelers Daniel Johnson, Jared Cooper, and Derek Gasser as they explore Mesoamerica and compare .

For the first time, this information has been brought together and organized on a site-by-site basis so that whether you are at home or out in the jungles of Mesoamerica, you will find yourself on a successful, inspirational, and unforgettable journey.

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JARED COOPER has been fascinated with the history of Mesoamerica all his life. DEREK GASSER has had a lifelong love of traveling and photography.

His first trip to Mesoamerica was in 1999. Since then he has led friends on excursions to Central America and has given firesides about traveling there. He served a mission in the New York Utica Mission. He works as a finance specialist at Fireman's Fund. He has traveled to over 60 countries and spent time volunteering in hospitals in both Africa and Asia. He served a mission in the Philippines Cebu Mission.

An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica. Daniel Johnson, Jared Cooper and Derek Gasser.

Have you ever wanted to visit Book of Mormon lands? Join travelers Daniel Johnson, Jared Cooper, and Derek Gasser as they explore Mesoamerica and compare archaeological records to the Book of Mormon accounts. Discover which sites are easily accessible and which are not, as well as how to get there and what to look for. At each site, the authors explain how archaeology may tie the site to events in the Book of Mormon. From Guatemala to Mexico to Honduras, explore the Mayan cities tucked away in the jungles and mountains of Mesoamerica. Discover the true history of these ancient cultures according to recent archaeological findings, and see what exciting and little-known similarities to the Book of Mormon accounts can be found upon close inspection. Extensively researched and filled with detailed color photographs, An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica contains the latest mainstream archaeological opinions. For the first time, this information has been brought together and organized on a site-by-site basis so that whether you are at home or out in the jungles of Mesoamerica, you will find yourself on a successful, inspirational, and unforgettable journey.

Comments:

Delaath
Fun and interesting, not very deep. I didn't know this was just a travelogue designed to help the reader know where to go to actually tour the sites mostly focused in the Guatemala area.

I expected a more meaty book and more pictures, but I still like it. The book condenses huge topics into small, interesting pieces. These authors are amateurs, but they do a great job summarizing their research and making it interesting topic by topic.

There are many typos in one of the sections, perhaps suggesting one of the authors is less experienced than the others. But it has some catchy discussions, such as their discovery of the "and it came to pass" figures and fairly comparing their discoveries to Book of Mormon references without making unequivocal allegations.

Great book, I'd recommend it for recreational reading.
Nalmetus
The authors write in the first chapter of this 2008 book, "we are not scholars or historians. We are not experts in Mayan history or archaeology, but we are very interested in these topics and have developed almost an obsession for them. We enjoy traveling to other countries... Our wish in writing this book is to provide the traveler to Mesoamerica a single, easy-to-read reference point on the Maya, from an LDS perspective and on a site-by-site basis." (Pg. 12)

Here are some additional quotations from the book:

"...practically all LDS scholars agree that once Lehi's group reached the promised land, the events in the Book of Mormon took place in Mesoamerica... This theory is almost universally accepted." (Pg. 3)
"...a more current view is that sites, artifacts, monuments, and writing that had previously all been lumped together under the Olmec classification may actually refer to several different unrelated peoples... it seems possible that the Jaredites could fit in there somewhere." (Pg. 5-6)
"As far as we know, no one has unquestionably found the city of Zarahemla... Just as unlikely are opponents' claims that archaeology has proven the Book of Mormon a modern fraud... What we can say from our limited studies on the subject and travels through these lands is that the events in the Book of Mormon easily could have happened and Mesoamerica is the most likely candidate for its setting." (Pg. 9-10)
"In our view, each new discovery has brought the connection between Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon closer and closer." (Pg. 13)
"Just understanding this drive to destroy writings helps to explain to critics why no golden plates engraved with reformed Egyptian have been found in Mesoamerica... the Spanish in their lust for gold would have converted them to ingots, not caring for their historical or spiritual value... Considering this trend of destroying unpopular writings described by Book of Mormon writers and attested by many periods of history, it is no wonder that Mesoamerica had yielded no written proof." (Pg. 31)
"Various LDS scholars have commented on a Mayan glyph that can be translated as 'it came to pass.' ... we discovered that additional examples of this glyphic phrase can be found at other sites... It is so common and found at so many sites that we wonder why more LDS scholars are not mentioning it when dealing with linguistic similarities between the Book of Mormon and ancient Mesoamerican tongues." (Pg. 63, 88)
"If the similarities we mention are more than just coincidences, then there must have been some kind of contact between the Old and New Worlds anciently." (Pg. 113)
Dammy
My wife bought this book for me knowing I love the LDS history involving the South Americas. The book is very informative and easy to understand. Has lots of visual depictions and photos. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for information in regards to the LDS history and southern america.
Sardleem
Wonderful
Xaluenk
everything great
Nuadabandis
Perfect for what I was looking for
Micelhorav
Like the subject or not. This is an informational book there is a lot of cool facts about the Mesoamaerica area. What attracted me to it was the Cover Very nice looking, and on the hard cover the image is very clean and cool looking. Even better then the jacket.

Overall a good book.
An LDS guide to Mesamerica is a travelogue well done and executed by three laymen who travel through Mesoamerican ruins to point out the parallels to the Book of Mormon.

Despite being laymen, they carefully weave in the evidence from current scholarship to point to the parallels in the book of Mormon. They also weave in the trials and tribulations of their travels which serve to warn other fellow travelers of the pitfalls and the truth on the ground not found in travel books. The anecdotes are also very amusing to the armchair explorer. By dividing each chapter into three parts - how we got there, what is there, and the parallels to the Book of Mormon - they skillfully explain all the things the readers want to know. This is definitely the volume for the general reader to read to get a good feel for the topic. One waits eagerly for the promised next volumes.

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