In Heaven merits a broad readership that stretches beyond the confines of both Mormonism and academia.
Mormon Scholars in the Humanities had kind words to say about In Heaven.
Ben Park at Patheos writes,
Brad Kramer’s highly complimentary review at BCC:
“[T]his book is one of the most significant Mormon titles to come out in a while . . . an interesting and well-researched version of Mormon history . . . Brown’s work is a major accomplishment and an example of where Mormon historiography is headed.”
“in Brown’s ambitious reinterpretation of the oft-misunderstood faith that Smith established, victory over death emerges as a theological motif . . . . Careful research enables Brown to highlight the ways that mortal experience strained death-defying Mormon doctrines . . . readers . . . will have ever
“Brown ably tackles Mormon beliefs about death in a highly readable series of connected essays . . . He has covered the primary sources in depth and unearthed little-used materials to support his argument. Students of American religious history will be interested in this readable book as will a more general readership.”