Candid Conversations with Inactive Mormons
(by James W. Ure, Signature Books, 2000)
This has been my most successful book in terms of public acceptance. It contains 18 of the original 42 interviews I conducted with prominent Utahns (a former governor, newspaper columnist, television political commentator, an MD, a novelist and a pianist, among others). Its premise was simple: why did you leave Mormonism? Having left active Mormonism as a teen, I wanted to know how others dealt with “leaving the fold.” In Utah’s unique cultural landscape where 25 per cent of Mormons consider themselves inactive, this is an important question. The answers were fascinating and sometimes surprising. You can read this book free by going to Signature Books website or by clicking on http://signaturebookslibrary.org/?p=7654.