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“Carma’s book is so helpful for the person who is seeking to know the truth regarding Mormonism. Although it is filled with good sound biblical doctrine and theology, that is not the main thrust. The primary emphasis is love. Carma’s love for the truth, for who God is, and for her family resonates throughout. The love of God for fallen man fills the pages. Anyone genuinely searching for the truth and asking for meaning to this life will find their questions answered in this book.
“I wholeheartedly recommend A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey.”
—Pastor Tony Magana
Calvary Chapel Yakima Valley, WA
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“Carma loves Mormons. I have sat with her on several occasions as the tears of love have dropped from her eyes as she talks about those for whom she cares so deeply. These pages are stained with those tears. Her greatest desire is for each one to hear the truth and to know the Eternal Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, God come in the flesh.
“Her story is intriguing. Her message is clear. You will be blessed by reading.”
—Dr. Walter Price
Baptist Pastor of Fellowship in the Pass, Beaumont, CA
Author of God Focus
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“In life many times, what you see is what you get, but that is not the way it is with Mormonism. Many of their beliefs and practices are shrouded in secrecy. Not all Mormons are fully familiar with the secret rites within the Temple, or are aware of the implications of carrying out their beliefs forward one step, or back one step. Their own prophet Brigham Young carried back one step the belief in the future deification of the faithful followers and declared that, ‘When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is MICHAEL, the Archangel, the ANCIENT OF DAYS! about whom holy men have written and spoken—HE is our FATHER and our GOD, and the only God with whom WE have to do. Every man upon the earth, professing Christians or non-professing, must hear it, and will know it sooner or later.’ (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 1, p. 50). (Emphasis as it is in the Journal of Discourses)
“Carma Naylor was a lifelong Mormon, a devoted follower of their teachings until the Lord opened her eyes to the truth. In her book, A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey she reveals many of the hidden truths and facts of this religion and is a must read for any who have wondered what Mormonism is all about.”
—Pastor Chuck Smith
Founder of the Calvary Chapel movement with over 2, 000 affiliated churches worldwide
Author of several books including Why Grace Changes Everything
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“I gained invaluable insight into the LDS people and I better understand their world and heart. This is one book I could not put down!”
– Ronda Steele
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“Her love for Scripture, her love for Mormons, and the depth of her studies are clearly evidenced in this incredible, true story. Highly recommended!”
Freelance Writer and Editor
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“There is nothing as powerful as the personal testimony of someone whose life has been changed by the Lord. Carma shares her experiences in such a way that no one can doubt the hand of God intervening in her life and the life of her family.”
—Pastor Stacy Smith
Valley Baptist Fellowship, Yucaipa, CA
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“I highly recommend Carma Naylor’s magnificent two-volume book called A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey (Finding the Grace I Never Knew). It is a powerful and inspiring account of Sister Carma’s uncompromising search for truth after having dedicated forty years of faithful service to the LDS Church. It is, hands down, the best book ever written on this subject of coming out of Mormonism and into biblical Christianity- and I’ve read everything! But don’t stop at Volume 1, for as good as it is Volume 2 is even better.”
(Starting at the Finish Line, pg 196)
– Dr. John B Wallace
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“A concise theological treatise that walks you through the Mormon doctrines step by step and challenges each one with the truth of Scripture. This is not just another book about Mormon beliefs, it is a must read for every Christian.”
–Dr. Bruce Edwards
Pastor, Hope Fellowship, Branson West, MO
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“For Carma Naylor, a lifelong Mormon, it’s taken a pilgrimage of sorts to get from what she had been taught from birth to what she now believes to be truth. It is not uncommon for someone to question their religious roots. A browse through any online bookstore will reveal many memoirs written on the subject of experiencing a spiritual awakening. However, Naylor’s publication is not confined to her memoir only.
“In her book A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey Volume 1, Naylor conveys a classic tale of awakening with a gentle voice of authority. She does not define Mormonism and proceed to destroy the establishment; rather, she eloquently shares her personal story, reminding the reader often that her observations aren’t meant to cause division. She merely attempts to build on what’s right by correcting the inconsistancies and contradictions. It is very obvious, and touching, that she wants to prevent isolation from those still within Mormonism. In fact, she loves the members enough to want them to learn the truth as she has.
“In A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey Volume 2, Naylor continues to tell her story as it relates to family members and how her new insights influenced them. We are introduced to her son, Lance, and live vicariously through his many struggles and addictions. Naylor confronts mass contradictions within the church’s credence while watching her son work through his own awakening of sorts. Complacency is not her style, which is apparent as she lays out many areas that should provoke questions within the average Mormon.
“Volume 1 undoubtedly provided the ground work of her trial and error in reconciling her personal convictions, while Volume 2 is where she lays out the substance of her research. There are numerous charts illustrating the differences and parallels between the Mormon’s propaganda and Christianity. Her extensive and expansive research as it relates to Joseph Smith is impressive. Her presentation is not given with a critical spirit, but instead, she enthusiastically reveals the result to her exploration. Mature believers within the church (or elsewhere) will appreciate her commentary and will be compelled to reflect on personal convictions as well as challenged to go on their own quest for truth.
“The greatest accomplishment of Volume 2 is the consistent theme that grace is not earned through benevolence. We are saturated in it according to our need. The comprehension of that isolated fact alone would be enough, yet, Naylor offers so much more. One could not assign A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey to one book genre. It is multi-purpose and multi-faceted. Naylor has taken a familiar concept-confrontation of her religious declaration-and has compiled a memoir and reference manual all in one. Just as I could not classify the book in one word or less, it would be short changing Naylor to imply A Mormon’s Unexpected Journey Volume 2 would appeal to Mormon’s only. It is for anyone disillusioned with religion.”