Amazing but True Mormon Stories

Here are 55 fun-to-read tales from early and recent LDS Church history. The author, a truly talented storyteller, adroitly hides the person being described until the last sentence of each tale. And her stories are all true! Some of the fun accounts are: The Disappearing Act of Brigham Young, The Mystery of the Missing Bell, The Grave with Nobody in It, The Chicken that Prophesied, Dead Men Pay No Fines, and The Man Who Wouldn’t Die. She even documents their sources at the end of the book. This is great reading for all ages!


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by Joan Oviatt

Topics: Amazing But True, Mormon History, Mormon Stories, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Mormon Biographies, Biographical Sketches, Humorous but True Accounts

Amazing But True Mormon Stories is a delightful collection of remarkable vignettes: short stories about men, women, and events in Latter-day Saint history. These accounts, collected from documented historical sources, range from the early years of the Church to the modern era. The short, quick-to-read, sometimes startling stories in Amazing but True Mormon Stories will be enjoyed by every reader who likes intriguing tales with uplifting, often amazing, and always surprising endings. Joan Oviatt has clearly established herself as a top-rank story teller!

Read such incredible accounts as:

The Gothic Beauty

Another Mormon Miracle

To Protect a Prophet

The Woman Who Died and Came Back

Christmas in Nauvoo

The Disappearing Act of Brigham Young

The Hidden Ammunition

The Mystery of the Deserted City

The Island of Refuge

A Meeting in California

The Mystery of the Bad Food

The Mormons and the Doomed Wagon Train

The Non-Mormons Who Saved a Handcart Company

Testimony of Sea Gulls

The State of East California

The Senator Who Stood Against the War

The Mystery of the Missing Bell

The Tale of Two Meals

The Marvelous Invention

The Settlement that Failed

The Chicken that Prophesied

On One Day

The Grave with Nobody in It

News Report on the Amazon

The Trousers that Shocked Utah

Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation

The Missionary Who Would Be King

The City of Wealth

The Mule that Saved the Mexican Saints

Among the Awful Mormons

The Pants Rebellion

A Road by Any Other Name

A Sermon about Nothing

A Gospel Lesson

The Explosion and the School

The Little Girl that Smoked a Pipe

The Important Book

Dead Men Pay No Fines

The Man Who Wouldn’t Die

The Monster of Utah’s Dixie

The First Man in the Relief Society

The Lover Man of Salt Lake City

The Justice of Price, Utah

The Russian Farmer and the American Church

The Unconquerable Foe

The Man Who Could Not Sing

A Prayer Before Kings

The Mormon and the Gangsters

The Basketball Mission

The Miracle of the House

Eye on Eternities

The Hidden Talents

The Guiding Light

The Actress and the Mariachi Band

To Remember the Sabbath Day


6″ x 9″ hardback

144 pages