Lying for the Lord In this collection of Mormon short stories, a missionary in Italy makes a break for freedom on Christmas. A youth outing for priests at a shooting range doesn't go as planned. Family members quarrel over whether or not to bury a deceased relative in temple clothes. Mormons create a theocracy in America and rename the country Zion. An unhappy sister missionary in New Orleans wonders just what her calling to serve really entails. A conflicted father wonders how to deal with a transgender son who wants to be his daughter. A white woman struggles with the racist atmosphere in her workplace. A bishop devises a novel method to make sure his congregants pass Tithing Settlement. Parents hire men to pose as the Three Nephites to teach their children the Book of Mormon is true. Ex-Mormons unwelcome at home for Christmas band together for their own holiday celebration.