Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons: Finding the Lord's Lessons in Everyday LifeSalt Lake City
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Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons: Finding the Lord's Lessons in Everyday Life
Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith met through Genesis, a support group for black Mormons. As they moved to separate states, they created their blog Sistas in Zion to keep in touch, but it soon grew in popularity and they've been "chattin' about church ever since" (xiii). Vranes and Smith, the sistas in Zion, have become very well known on the Mormon blogging scene and now co-host Sistas in Zion Radio. The Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons is their first book. Together they have sought to document their experiences of faith and humor as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book contains entries from their blog that deal with themes of faith, courage, family, and service. They do not write specifically about race, although their life experiences come out in their writing.