Suggested Reading & Viewing


Sixth of Seven Wives (2000) by Mary Mackert (Publisher:
Available on this website.

His Favorite Wife (2006) by Susan Ray Schmidt (Publisher: Kassidy Lane Publishing, LLC)
Available on this website.

Is Polygamy Biblical? (2007) by Doris Hanson. (Publisher: Main Street Church)
Available on this website.

Illigitimate (2008) by Brian Mackert (Publisher: David C. Cook)
See special offer on this website.

Shattered Dreams: My Life as a POlygamist's Wife (2007) Irene Spencer (Publisher: Center Street)

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (2004) Jon Krakauer (Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group)

Escape (2007) by Carolyn Jessop (Publisher: Bantam Books)

Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs (2008) Elissa Wall (Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers)

Tell it All (2006) by Mrs. T. B. H. Stenhouse (Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company)

Wife No. 19 (2008) by Ann Eliza Young (Publisher:

The Women of Mormonism (1882) by Jennie Anderson Froiseth (Current printing: Kessinger Publishing Company)

In Sacred Loneliness (1997) by Todd Compton (Publisher: Signature Books, LLC)

No Man Knows My History (This edition: 1995) by Fawn M. Brodie (Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group)

Most of the above books are available for purchase at major book retailers and websites (,, etc.)



Lifting the Veil of Polygamy (2007, DVD) by Main Street Church. Available for purchase on this website | Available for free online viewing

Banking on Heaven (2004, DVD) by Over the Moon Productions. Website

CAVEAT: The recommendations posted here represent a good sampling of information concerning polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism.

Aside from those materials availabe on this website, it should be noted that Shield and Refuge does not necessarily endorse all the viewpoints, perspectives, beliefs, or worldviews that are presented in these materials.

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