Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons: Finding the Lord’s Lessons Through Everyday Life


Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith

Age Range: Adult (appropriate for teens, too)

Series: None

Genre: Non-fiction/Christian/LDS

Hardcover: 240 pages

Publisher: Ensign Peak (March 31, 2014)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Book:

You have read the title, and now you re scratching your head, wondering
if this book is for real, right? It is. Yes, the authors are bona fide
Mormons. And hilarious, too! They call themselves Sistas in Zion. Did we
mention they have got enough faith to move mountains? Well, they have
not moved any mountains just yet, but that is not stopping them from
keeping right on praying and believing and knowing that the gospel of
Jesus Christ is worth it. Their unique perspective on their own diary
entries will have you laughing one minute and exclaiming Amen! the next.
They talk about personal experiences and lessons they have learned
about relationships, sisterhood, standing up for what you believe,
embracing diversity, and dealing with adversity what being a Christian
is all about. The Sistas humorous and poignant outlook on life will
strengthen your faith and remind you of the joy to be found in living a
Christ-centered life. You will soon realize that the authors are not
mad-mad they are crazy-mad, funny, and inspiring!

Find the Book:

About the Authors:

Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith are popular multimedia personalities and
the authors of the online blog -SISTASinZION.com. Zandra (Sista Laurel)
and Tamu (Sista Beehive) also host a weekly online radio program, Sistas
in Zion Radio. Their media identities, which focus on humorous aspects
of faith and Mormon culture, seek to uplift, inspire, bridge religious
divides, and create healthy dialogue. Zandra and Tamu are members of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints. They enjoy the fact that
their Christian values and their work coincide. Their lives are blessed
by amazing family and friends. Zandra is thankful for her boo, the love
of her life. Tamu enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty years
and their six wonderful kids. 

My Thoughts:

I am so glad I had the chance to read this book. I feel like I’ve
discovered two of the most beautiful people in the world and got to
learn a bit about them. I loved this book! It was funny, insightful, and

These two Sistas in Zion are my kind of ladies. They are down to earth,
hilarious, and inspiring. I loved reading their experiences and seeing
how they applied the teachings in the Bible and Book of Mormon to their lives. They
inspired me to be a better person and to work harder at following the
example of Jesus Christ.

These women share parts of their lives in the book. They share their
struggles, their mistakes, and their triumphs. They gave forgiveness as
well as sought it. They served others and were served in turn. I would
recommend this book to anyone that wants to read an uplifting and
insightful book written by two beautiful souls. The book isn’t just for
Mormons. Any Christian could read this book and enjoy the humor
and messages it contains.

Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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1 Comment

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    Angela's Anxious Life
    June 30, 2014 at 2:17 am

    I bet this book is fun and a great journey. Anything that has a positive message is a fun read!

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