Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? An Election-Year Guide to Mitt Romney’s Religion, by sociologists of religion Ryan T. Cragun and Rick Phillips, is now on sale. It’s available in original trade paperback ($12.95) and eBook ($3.99) formats. The audiobook version will be released in the coming weeks.
In this accessible, concise, and often humorous introduction to Mormonism, two sociologists of religion take an objective look at 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s beliefs. The book is geared to voters wondering whether Romney’s Mormon faith should affect their vote. Mark Silk, Professor Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and author of One Nation, Divisible: How Regional Religious Differences Shape American Politics, says, “Cragun and Phillips’ irreverent guide for the perplexed tells you everything you need to know about Mormonism this election season.” And Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of Rule and Ruin: The Decline of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party, calls the book “a scholarly but highly accessible analysis of Mormonism in politics that is even-handed, educational, enlightening, and even entertaining. It should be read by anyone who’s planning to vote for Mitt Romney — or against him.”
To celebrate, Strange Violin Editions is sponsoring a worldwide book giveaway of 10 free copies of the paperback version on Goodreads.com, with entries being accepted from now through July 14.
In addition, Strange Violin Editions is offering a promotional discount on the eBook at Smashwords.com. Use the coupon code EC52D to buy the eBook in any format for only $2.99. Available formats include .MOBI (for Kindle), .EPUB (for Nook, iPads and iPhones, Kobo, Sony eReaders, etc.), and .PDF. The coupon is valid through August 1.
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Steven L. Peck’s critically praised novella of existential horror, A Short Stay in Hell, is now available as an audiobook at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.com, with narration by Booklyn-based actor and playwright Sergei Burbank. It’s also newly available as an eBook in the Nook store and the Apple iBookstore in addition to the Kindle and Smashwords stores. The Midwest Book Review called it “an excellent and much recommended pick, not to be missed.”