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1. Religions of the World: A Latter-Day
2. The New Testament for Latter-Day
3. Scripture Study for Latter-Day
4. Book of Mormon Stories for Young
5. The Story of the Latter-Day Saints
6. Truth Will Prevail: The Rise of
7. The Mormon Experience: A HISTORY
8. Hymns: The Church of Jesus Christ
9. A Latter-Day Saint Commentary
10. Mormonism 101:Examining the Religion
11. The Book of Mormon for Latter-Day
12. Famous Mormons: Interesting Profiles
13. Voyages of Faith : Explorations
14. The Old Testament for Latter-Day
15. Scripture Stories
16. Remarkable Stories From the Lives
17. Scripture Study for Latter-Day
18. The Falling Away Of The Latter-Day
19. In Harm's Way - East German Latter-Day
20. A Different Jesus?: The Christ

1. Religions of the World: A Latter-Day Saint View
Paperback: 294 Pages (1997-08-01)
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Asin: 0842523502
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book presents a wealth of vital information for people seeking greater understanding of the peoples of the world and the beliefs that motivate them. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I received my item timely and was so impressed by the good condition and correct description!

5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Compares the LDS (Mormon) Religion to Other Religions in the World
This book was written by professors of religion at Brigham Young University (BYU).BYU is a university that is owned and operated by the LDS Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, also known as "the main branch of the Mormons).

This book compares the LDS Church's beliefs to other major religions.


4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and open-minded look at other faiths.
Now it's probably unfair of me to rate and review this book, being that I do exactly read a lot of books about world religion. But I was taking the institue class and loved it. And while there are probably many a world religion book that goes into much great detail (how about deeply researching each faith separately?) this is an excellent introduction that goes over the basics of each major world faith. And always in a positive light. I liked the religions so much that I wasn't terribly fascinated by the LDS perspectives, but I suppose they were fairly nice to have around as they solidified the research. I had the most recent update of the book and I adored it. Even if you aren't LDS, this is a great research.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and straight forward
Clear summary of the world religions which despite being written by an LDS author is not biased.

5-0 out of 5 stars well written and very interesting
This books aim is not to prove the other religions wrong, but rather to inform you of their beliefs, and from what I can tell, the author made his best effort to insure that the information was accurate.All in all a veryinteresting read! ... Read more

2. The New Testament for Latter-Day Saint Families
Hardcover: 499 Pages (1998-08)
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Asin: 1570085307
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best New Testament Bible out there.
This new testament is the best out there. It was made for easy understanding without having to look up or cross reference everything. All the reference information regarding each page is on the bottom of the page and is color coded. This is the fourth one I have bought as a gifts.

5-0 out of 5 stars New Testament for Latter day families is a fantastic book
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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent service
the book arrived quickly and was actually in better condition than I had expected it to be.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice for Bible study with the family
My family and very much enjoy our daily reading from this New TestimentThe pictures help my children visualize and relate to the stories and the notes help me explain unfamiliar terms and customs.Reading the Bible in the King James Version language, which I personally prefer and promote, will help them have an easier time as they start to read on their own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great addition to our family scripture study
This has been a great addition to our family scripture study!Very well prepared and illustrated.Kids love it. ... Read more

3. Scripture Study for Latter-Day Saint Families: The Book of Mormon
Paperback: 374 Pages (2003-08)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great study guide for all
This is a great study guide.We use it for Family Home Evening and I have even used some of the activities in conjunction with the lessons I teach when I substitute for Seminary.We use the D&C one as well and my husband said he liked the questions that made him think about what was in the scriptures and help apply the teachings.

5-0 out of 5 stars Scripture Study for Latter Day Saint Families
This book came quickly and in new condition. It is a wonderful resource for Family Home Evening Lessons, Family Scripture Study, and just good Family Discussions about the Scriptures. My children are 8,6,2. I know we will be able to use this book along with our scriptures to teach them for years to come as it is useful for both younger and older children. I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great choice!!
I have been looking for something new to excite my studies & give me a fresh outlook on reading the BOM again. This book is amazing & has so many great ideas & information!! I am excited to have it & use it with my family! Enjoy! ... Read more

4. Book of Mormon Stories for Young Latter-day Saints
by Emma Marr Petersen
 Hardcover: 290 Pages (1988)

Isbn: 0884940195
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This book is a companion volume to Bible Stories for Young Latter-Day Saints written by the same author. ... Read more

5. The Story of the Latter-Day Saints
by James B. Allen, Glen M. Leonard
Hardcover: 802 Pages (1992-12)
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Asin: 087579565X
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6. Truth Will Prevail: The Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles, 1837-1987
by V. Ben (Editor); Moss, James R. (Editor); Porter, Larry C. (Editor) Bloxham
Hardcover: 462 Pages (1987)
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Asin: 0951213008
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by Leonard J. Arrington, Davis Bitton
Paperback: 456 Pages (1992-03-01)
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Asin: 0252062361
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The best history of the Latter-Day Saints addressed to a general audience now includes a new preface, an epilogue, and a bibliographical afterword. "This is without a doubt the definitive Mormon history."--Library Journal. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My son loves this book started reading it as soon as he opened it on Christmas.
Got this book for my son and his wife for Christmas.He started reading it as soon as he opened it.He really likes it.Thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars interesting historical review
this historical account of how the latter-day saints became an organized religion is easy to read because it is written in a progressive, non-lofty manner. i am a college educated woman, but didn't want't to be burdened with a college textbook type read. this book reads more like a story and thats what i was looking for.

1-0 out of 5 stars History Amnesia
Yet another sanitized, truth-fearing, "just eat around the bad parts", documentary omitting the true extent of -
- "State of open rebellion". - 1857
- Removed Brigham Young from Office of Governor.
- Sedition
- Treason
- Arson
- Burglary
- "Apostate branding" ....punising sanctions.
- "Blood Oath of Vengeance"
- Blood Atonement
- Indian Massacres
(found guilty of "manslaughter"? ...eg."without malice?")
- Mountain Meadows Massacre
- Sexually perverse polyandry.
.....and assorted "crimes against persons" in the U.S.

They have repeatedly declared autonomy from, and renounced recognition of - the laws of the United States, beginning with Joseph Smith: "I am above the kingdoms of the world, for I have no laws." HC The History of the Church 5:526
"I have more to boast of than ever any man had. .......I boast that no man ever did such a work as I."J.S. History of the Church, vol.6, pp.408-409

Enjoy your journey into the "History Amnesia" of religious fanatacism.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent History by Mormon Historians
This book is scholarly and well documented, and Leonard J. Arrington and Davis Bitton are to be praised for giving a fair hearing to Fawn Brodie's "No Man Knows My History."

Speaking of the Book of Mormon (p. 15), they write: "Fawn Brodie, Joseph Smith's eminent but unsympathetic biographer, has advanced the second principal countertheory of the book's orgins." They then go on to fully present Brodie's view of Joseph Smith.

Continuing, Arrington and Bitton present the Mormon view: "Mormons insist that Smith's limited education made it impossible for him to produce such a long and complicated book by himself. The issues in the book are seen by defenders as universal, and likey to have aroused interest in ancient times as well as in modern America."

Such objective and unemotional scholarship is refreshing and stands in marked contrast to that of BYU Professor Hugh Nibley, who, for example, illogically invisioned Joseph Smith being both a translator and illiterate (!) (see "Lehi in the Desert," p. 32). In speaking of the disappearing gold plates, Nibley said illogically that they would be "very disruptive" today and that the present paper edition of the Book of Mormon is "more miraculous than any gold plates would be" (see, "An Approach to the Book of Mormon, p. 18).

See my one-star reviews of Nibley's books--"Lehi in the Desert," "Since Cumorah," and "An Approach to the Book of Mormon." Lehi in the Desert, the World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites (Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol 5)Since Cumorah: The Book of Mormon in the modern world An Approach to the Book of Mormon (Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol 6)

Mormon scholars Arrington and Bitton, as well as Richard Bushman, have taken a higher and more logical road than Hugh Nibley, the former big-gun of Mormon scholarship.

In short, Arrington and Bitton deserve the praise of the Utah Historical Quarterly, "An excellent book...it should be read by Mormons and non-Mormons alike."

The Saturday Review called it, "A remarkably intelligent and open-minded official history."

As a non-Mormon, I admire Arrington and Bitton's book, "The Mormon Experience," for its reasoned approach to Mormon history.

Although described as a history, this book is actually more of a description of Mormonism and the Mormon lifestyle.We are told a good deal about how the Saints spend their time and just how much effort must be devoted to church affairs.The last chapters describe how followers have responded to the challenge of modernism, already facing the church by the 1970's.

But don't get me wrong, there is quite a bit of history here nonetheless, and the author spends a lot of time explaining what made the Mormons so different from other faiths and why they suffered so much violence at the hands of 'gentiles'.I was surprised that so much print was given to the issue of polygamy, expecting the subject to be dodged by a Mormon writer.And a good job is done of addressing the strengths and weaknesses of the religion.Arrington does not write as a mere cheerleader for Latter Day Saints.

The reader is told next to nothing, though, about Mormon theology, and this is a huge drawback.After all, most of the criticism thrown at the church is directed at its unusual beliefs, not practices.The postscipt complains that anti-Mormonism is on the comeback, but never mentions the doctinal element fundamental to all this.A chapter on church beliefs would have gone a long way toward making this a more complete book. ... Read more

8. Hymns: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
 Hardcover: Pages (1972)

Asin: B000M7V0F0
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5-0 out of 5 stars Older LDS HYMN Book
This is a great book to sing from if you are a religious person and enjoy music that is calm and soothing. ... Read more

9. A Latter-Day Saint Commentary On The Old Testament
by Ellis T. Rasmussen
Paperback: Pages (2001)
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10. Mormonism 101:Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints
by Eric Johnson, Bill McKeever
Paperback: 304 Pages (2000-04-01)
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Asin: 0801063353
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world, with over five million Mormons in the United States alone. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers.

Introducing their study with this provocative quotation from Mormon Apostle Bruce McConkieMormonism is Christianity; Christianity is Mormonism; they are one and the samethe authors refute that claim. They examine the major tenets of Mormon theology and compare them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Their helpful, point-by-point study contains succinct conclusions at the end of each major section and numerous quotes from authoritative Mormon sources.

In addition, Mormonism 101 offers practical, end-of-chapter witnessing tips. Readers will not only learn about Mormon teachings but will also be better equipped to witness to friends and family within the Mormon church. This book is also a valuable resource for students studying cults and comparative religion, as well as for organizations and ministries that reach out to Mormons. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Mormons Need to Get Over Themselves
Get over yourselves. Your us against them attitude is really unappealing reeks with bigotry. it appears to be a very immature way to respond. Very "high-school" and clicky. Any intelligent human would do their research whether it were religion or which car was the safest in a crash test. Shame on you folks for lashing out without doing an in depth, risk analysis assessment on what could potentiallyaffect the rest of your life. Does the Mormon Religion teach you to respond in this un-christian-like manner. If you're Christians, then where is your compassion, kindness and loving response? Hmmmmmm..... could be that the deceptive deceiver has his little claws into you and doesn't want you to see, hear, read the truth or something that could point you towards the true Christ. The one who took up the cross and died for your sins. I would encourage everyone, believer and no-believer, to not respond in an emotional manner and to DO YOUR RESEARCH.You get what you get when you don't do the research....

1-0 out of 5 stars Thin Theological Comparison; Mild Bigotry at work
Disclaimer - I was born Roman Catholic and converted to become a member of the Episcopal Church. Having said that, I found this book to be awfully thin in its theological comparisons of mainstream Christianity and the LDS Church. At the end of each chapter, it provides "dialouges" for confronting Mormons on various aspects of their faith, but from a hostile point of view.

I bought this book hoping to learn more about the LDS church, but instead I fear that I helped support a biased, and most likely bigoted, organization called the "Mormon Research Ministry." The authors of this book run the MRM and upon investigating their website you can see they are nothing but a shill for fundamentalist Evangelical Christians who are ardently anti-Mormon. The banner on the site proclaims "Challenging Mormon Principles Since 1979". While the LDS church may embrace beliefs not common to other denominations, I would suggest that some of the theological differences between Catholics and Baptists are as vast, and quite varied. It is unfair to lump all Christian denominations (Methodists, Episcopalians, Catholics, Baptists, Lutherans, Adventists, etc.) as "mainstream" when there are vast theological differences among them, all the while excluding the LDS church. It is an intellectually dishonest technique to suggest that there is any one definition of mainstream Christianity without at least allowing for a definition of how the authors view "mainstream."

I have no horse in this race. I am not inclined to believe that any one man's faith is more correct than the other, but from an intellectual standpoint this book is flawed. I know many Evangelicals, and quite a few Latter-Day Saints. All are good people. Unfortunately, the authors chose to paint Mormons as mindless sheep instead of thoroughly explaining from a historical context the background of the LDS church, then proceeding with a critical, yet evenly balanced, look at the theology of the church while juxtaposing other Christian theologies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Intro for Mormonism Evangelism!!!
I just finished Mormonism 101 by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson (of the best ministry to Mormons I've found mrm.org), and now can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is wondering about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Each chapter of the book "compares the teachings of the Mormon leaders, both past and present, with those of the Bible" (9) with the purpose of showing that in opposition to all claims to the contrary, Mormonism is NOT Christianity by any stretch of the imagination.

When trying to learn about a rival religion, all too often Christians rely on Christian sources that do a poor job of explaining their opponents.As a result, the refutations they offer end up refuting no one but the person who naively relies on that faulty source (for instance, Norman Geisler wrote a book called The Reincarnation Sensation that does a very poor job of explaining and refutingreincarnation).

Thankfully, this error is greatly reduced by authors when they spend a lot of time quoting their opponent's sources, and this is exactly what Mormonism 101 does.

The authors utilize dozens of Mormon sources to explain Mormon doctrine.They give the quotes with references in the end notes and challenge anyone to prove where they misquoted or took the words out of context.

If you want to know what Mormonism teaches on such topics as God, Jesus, the Trinity, human beings, the Fall, the Bible, atonement, grace and works, heaven and hell, communion and baptism, the word of wisdom, the temple, dark-skinned peoples, Joseph Smith and church leadership you can read Mormon leaders in their own words in this book.The only thing better is taking the bibliography and reading the Mormon sources yourself.

In my mind, this fact alone makes this book indispensable.However, I also recommend this book for three other reasons.

First, their explanation of Christian doctrine is clearly orthodox (except when it follows Leon Morris by calling justification an "process" [161, 163] though they do separate it from sanctification and describe it as "instantaneous" [166]; I think this may have just been a poor choice of words), but the value comes when the authors contrasting Christian doctrine with Mormon understandings of those same doctrine.

Second, unlike many other Christian sources on Mormonism that I've read, this book stays away from the sensational and like Dragnet gives "just the facts."While it makes for a little less interesting reading, bringing up the sensational never gets far in evangelism.

Third, for the observant reader Mormonism 101 is absolutely filled with witnessing tips and helpful tactics.These appear not just at the end of each of the book's 6 sections, but are riddled throughout.I think this is so helpful that I will begin to add these tactics regularly to my blog.

If you're wondering about Mormonism, which I heard this weekend is the second fastest growing religion behind Islam, or if you have a friend or family member who is a Mormon or is considering Mormonism, or if you're just curious you cannot find a better entry-level resource than Mormonism 101.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mormonism 101. Mormanism's greatest complement
One star is probably too generaous.But it's OK, since the religious leaders and most citizens in Christ's day didn't understand what he was teaching either.Those people were always trying to discredit him and expose his weak areas (of which there were none).Thus, Momonism 101 rather than discreting Mormonism with it's half truths and misrepresented "facts"give this religion its greatest compliment by treating it's gospel the same as Jesus' gospel was treated. Both are the same gospel.Both were meligned.

Those with "eyes to see and ears to hear" will listen to the beginning of the teachings on up and WILL recognize the truth.Keep in mind, one never gets the truth from the enemy, else what would be the point of his writings?

1-0 out of 5 stars Weak anti-Mormon text
"Mormonism 101" is another text designed for those who know nothing about Mormonism. The authors present a distorted picture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its history, doctrine, leaders, and scriptures to an audience who would know nothing about Latter-day Saints.

However, knowledgeable Mormons can blow holes into their arguments.

On the topic of baptism for the dead, the authors claim that Herbews 9:27 refutes the idea that the dead can be saved. However, this verse simply states that, after death, one is judged. It ssays nothing about what occurs in-between one's death and judegement, and cannot be taken, as Evangelicals do, as a proof-text against the Mormon practice of baptism for the dead. To do such is nothing short of scriptural eisegesis. Moreover, early Christians DID believe in salvation for the dead, as Jeffrey A. Trumbower (who is not a Mormon) reveals in his book, "Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity."

The pronoun "they" in 1 Corinthians 15:29 is cited as evidence contrary to the LDS interpretation. However, the Greek does not use the pronoun, but a present passive participle, and Paul, unless he stated such, which he did not, could only have been talking about Christian baptism. The LDS interpretation is entirely sound.

Alma 34:32-34 is cited as evidence against the LDS practice from the Book of Mormon volume.But his words were addressed to the Zoramites, who had dissented from the Nephite religion and had already "received so many witnesses" (Alma 34:30). Unlike those who die without having heard the gospel (see D&C 138:32-34), the Zoramites had heard and accepted the gospel but then had rejected it. Amulek was calling upon them to repent and return to the fold lest they die in their sins, thereby placing their souls in eternal jeopardy (see Mosiah 2:33; D&C 76:31-38).

Another misreading of the passage has led some people to believe that the "same spirit" (Alma 34:34) refers to a person's own spirit, which they suppose cannot change after death. Occasionally, some have suggested that this means that a smoker, for example, will still have a craving for tobacco after he dies, but that his spirit will not be able to satisfy this craving. However, a careful reading of the next verse shows what Amulek meant. Speaking to these people who had already been members of the church, he declared:

[I]f ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death, behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state of the wicked. (Alma 34:35)

From this it is clear that the "same spirit" that possesses the wicked person and will continue to possess him in the hereafter is the devil, not the individual's spirit. Those who do the devil's will and refuse to repent will come under his power both in this world and the world to come. This is particularly true of those who have already entered into the covenant by being baptised.

There is no real contradiction with the Mormon practice, McKeever and Johnson's protestations to the contrary notwithstanding.

The authors claim that the pericope in the synoptic gospels about the seven husbands refutes the LDS belief in eternal marriage.

The Jews seem to have believed in eternal marriage from at least second-temple times, since they posed the question about the woman with seven successive husbands, asking which of them would be her husband "in the resurrection" (Matthew 22:28; Mark 12:23; Luke 20:33). The concept of eternal marriage is well-attested among Jews in the medieval period and is frequently mentioned in the Zohar, which also notes that God has a wife, the Matrona ("mother"), and is known in the Talmud. The the Falasha 5 Baruch has Jeremiah's scribe Baruch is being shown various parts of the heavenly Jerusalem, with different gates for different heirs. The test then says, "I asked the angel who conducted me and said to him: `Who enters through this gate?' He who guided me answered and said to me: `Blessed are those who enter through this gate. (Here) the husband remains with his wife and the wife remains with her husband.'

A hint of the eternal nature of marriage is found in Tertullian's discussion of the widow, in which he wrote, "Indeed, she prays for his [her husband's] soul, and requests refreshment for him meanwhile, and fellowship (with him) in the first resurrection" (On Monogamy 10). In the same passage, speaking of marriage, he wrote, "if we believe the resurrection of the dead, of course we shall be bound to them with whom we are destined to rise, to render an account the one of the other . . . "But if `in that age they will neither marry nor be given in marriage, but will be equal to angels,' is not the fact that there will be no restitution of the conjugal relation a reason why we shall not be bound to our departed consorts?" Nay, but the more shall we be bound (to them), because we are destined to a better estate -- destined (as we are) to rise to a spiritual consortship, to recognize as well our own selves as them who are ours . . . Consequently, we who shall be with God shall be together; since we shall all be with the one God--albeit the wages be various, albeit there be `many mansions,' in the house of the same Father--having labored for the `one penny' of the selfsame hire, that is, of eternal life; in which (eternal life) God will still less separate them whom He has conjoined, than in this lesser life He forbids them to be separated."

The pseudepigraphic Joseph and Aseneth 15:6 has a heavenly messenger telling Aseneth, "Behold, I have given you today to Joseph for a bride, and he himself will be your bridegroom for ever (and) ever." In a later passage, the Egyptian king tells Joseph, "Behold, is not this one betrothed to you since eternity? And she shall be your wife from now on and for ever (and) ever" (Joseph and Aseneth 21:3). Pharaoh then tells Aseneth, "justly the Lord, the God of Joseph, has chosen you as a bride for Joseph, because he is the firstborn son of God. And you shall be called a daughter of the Most High and a bride of Joseph from now on and for ever" Joseph and Aseneth 21:4).

As for Jesus' response to the Sadducees' question that "in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven" (Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:35). As noted earlier, Tertullian did not understand this passage to mean that there would be no marriage in the hereafter. Most important, however, is the source of the story the Sadducees told Jesus. It comes from one of the books of the Apocrypha, Tobit, where a woman named Sara was married to seven men, each of whom died on the wedding night (Tobit 3:7-9; 6:13; 7:10-11). The text also notes that "Raphael [the archangel] was sent . . . to give Sara the daughter of Raguel for a wife to Tobias the son of Tobit . . . because she belonged to Tobias by right of inheritance [cf. Deuteronomy 25:5-6]" (Tobit 3:17). Jesus probably had this account in mind when he told his Sadducean interrogators, "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God" (Matthew 22:29). They had neglected to note that she had married an eighth husband and that God had sent an angel to arrange that marriage. This suggests that she had not been sealed to the other seven, so none of them could claim her as wife in the resurrection. Understood exegetically, these verses in the synoptics are not contrary to eternal marriage.

Much more could be said about the inaccuracies contained in "Mormonism 101," but this should be suffice to show that the authors misinterpret/misrepresent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I welcome sincere feedback at Robert.S.Boylan@nuim.ie ... Read more

11. The Book of Mormon for Latter-Day Saint Families
Hardcover: 672 Pages (2001-03)
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Asin: 1570086842
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource
We use this for Family Home Evening and for our family scripture study.Great Resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Family Study
When I was a teenager, my parents started using these books for our study. They have really interesting side notes about things that give so much insight to what you're reading. It's great to read a true book, and this book makes it easier to understand with background and pictures and stuff. Happy with it!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Book ofMormon for Latter-Day Saint Families
This is a large book with notes and easy references.Not just for children - I enjoy it as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
It's a great learning tool for families!We love the pictures and helpful definitions.

3-0 out of 5 stars So, what is doctrine and what isn't?
This review is written from the LDS point of view.If you aren't LDS, you probably aren't buying a $50 Book of Mormon when you can get a free copy from the local missionaries. (Just saying).The stars it got were based on the quality of the materials, and the fact that the Book of Mormon is a useful religious text.The lack of stars is based on the fact that I think this book would stunt rather than increase religious understanding though focus on one current meaning from the views of apologists.

The problem with these books is that they put so much random, non-doctrinal, and sometimes scientifically doubtful explanations right alongside scripture.There is enough of a rough time figuring out whether in an interpretation of the Book of Mormon is doctrine without people writing the their own (non-doctrinal) interpretations in something called the Book of Mormon.It could lead to serious confusion on what is sound doctrine and what is made up by some guy who thinks he knows.If you are having trouble reading the Book of Mormon, get a dictionary. It will leave you more open to what things can mean.

Many of the explanations of meanings are very one dimensional, and suit the local purposes of the authors, but these explanations tend to limit what a passage can mean.Books like this tend to limit your view of what happened.

It is a very nice looking book, and will look great on your not-coffee table. ... Read more

12. Famous Mormons: Interesting Profiles of Well-Known Latter-day Saints
by Ron Johnston
Paperback: 128 Pages (2007-02-01)
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Many talented members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are gaining recognition throughout the world for their accomplishments.This book chronicles the lives of some of these people who truly areFamous Mormons.

These people come from all walks of life, having attained success in many fields. Discover how these individuals gained prominence while staying true to their beliefs.

Read about:
-Syndicated cartoonist Brian Crane
-National political leader Mitt Romney
-Baseball legend Vern Law
-Bestselling novelist Anne Perry
-TV inventor Philo T. Farnsworth
-Hot-rod car designer Big Daddy Roth
-And many other interesting people!

Once you have read this book, be sure to visit the website www.FamousMormons.net to read about other LDS Church members making a difference in the world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and fun.
It is so fun to read of the accomplishments from LDS members. ... Read more

13. Voyages of Faith : Explorations in Mormon Pacific History (Studies in Latter-day Saint History)
 Paperback: 413 Pages (2000-12-01)
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Voyages of Faith transports readers back in time to Pacific placestouched in significant ways by Latter-day Saint missionaries andislander converts. Meet stalwarts like Kaleohano, Opapo, andKinikini. Relive the opening of Mormon missionary work on Tubuai, thefounding of Iosepa, and the LDS Church's expansion into Melanesia andMicronesia in the twentieth century. Solve historical mysteries suchas whether there was a December 7, 1941, attempt to bomb the HawaiiTemple or whether the famous singing Mama Ruau groups of Tahitioriginated with the Mormons. These intriguing questions and otherhistorical topics are probed in rich detail in this commemorativevolume containing highlights from Mormon Pacific Historical Societyconferences over the past twenty years.

Illustrations. ... Read more

14. The Old Testament for Latter-Day Saint Families: Illustrated King James Version with Helps for Children
Hardcover: 662 Pages (2005-11-30)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A book to own.
This book is an excellent book for reading the old testament as a family, and especially with young children.It has many illustrations, as well as definitions and explanations at the bottom of each page.For some, it may be difficult that this old testament is "abridged".I have unabridged bibles, but an abridgement is so nice to have when you don't want to lose your little one's interest in such a fabulous book... they can read the unabridged when they get older.Thanks for all the work to creat something so helpful and useful to families.

5-0 out of 5 stars A response and review from one of the book's editors
As one if the editors of this book, it is my firm belief that the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families is a valuable contribution to the Latter-day Saint community.The enormous amount of quality word helps, scriptural and doctrinal commentary, historical background, prophetic statements and application insights is helpful for families, teachers and scriptural students of all ages. The abundant variety of beautiful illustrations, helpful charts and maps has helped make this a best seller in the LDS market.

It is understandable on a certain level why one might criticize the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families as "incomplete," as one reviewer does on Amazon.I sincerely believe that a closer examination of the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families would have made it clear why it seems to "be missing many chapters and verses."

When we put together this book we knew we were under certain constraints.We were limited, by the publisher, to one volume.Originally, in fact, our title for the book was "Selections from the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families." Deseret Book decided that the title should be changed to the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families because we included material on the entire Old Testament.Where we did not provide commentary to help certain blocks of scripture with extensive commentary, we did include summaries and some helpful material.

Our purpose for writing and compiling the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families was to help families, teachers, and scriptural students of all ages to understand and love the Old Testament.Our selection criterion of what parts of the Old Testament to include was based upon a close scrutiny of the various manuals in the Church.If the Church Sunday School manuals, Seminary manuals, or institute manuals included coverage of the Old Testament, then we included extensive coverage in the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families.If portions of the Old Testament were not covered in any of the church courses, we still covered the material with helps and commentary unless it was repetitive material that was covered in other portions of the Old Testament.For example, we summarized parts of 1 Chronicles, as well as 2 Chronicles 30 - 32 because material is covered in 1 and 2 Samuel, 2 Kings, and Isaiah. One major exception to this was our decision not to cover The Song of Solomon with anything other than a summary because of the Prophet Joseph Smith's statement that it is "not inspired scripture" (see LDS Bible Dictionary, s.v. "Song of Solomon," 776). Overall, it was our serious intent to cover portions of the Old Testament relevant and helpful to modern readers.

The vast amount of helps, commentary, insights and beautiful graphics in the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families compares favorably to other noted and quality commentaries on the Old Testament. In fact, I'd be insincere if I did not tell you that I believe it to be the most helpful available resource for the general audience on the Old Testament.The fact that the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families contains much of the text of the Old Testament itself is a wonderful blessing, but this same fact is one that has been used as criticism of the book by one reviewer on Amazon. Commentaries on the Old Testament that do not contain the text of the Old Testament are also selective as to which verses commentary is offered.It is simply not as obvious when these commentaries do not provide commentary on blocks of verses or chapters.For example, as I look through one of my favorite commentaries on the Old Testament, I note that very little commentary is offered for 1 Chronicles except a summary here and there and a reference of where else the material is covered in 1 and 2 Samuel.But because the text of the Old Testament is not included in this commentary, there is no obvious way of noting that these chapters are almost completely skipped.

My intention is not to criticize other books trying to provide assistance with the Old Testament.Our book, the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families, is beholding to many great works written before it.I'm simply trying to respond to the criticism that our book is incomplete.

I sincerely hope that my response and review has been helpful and positive.Most of all, I hope our book the Old Testament for Latter-day Saint Families helps many increase in their love of the scriptures and the Lord.

1-0 out of 5 stars incomplete book
This book has many missing chapters and verses making it quite incomplete. This book is well done excpet for this fact and wouldhave been much better as a two-volume COMPLETE set.I took mine back to where I purchased it, but would buy IF AND WHEN the book is complete with ALL the chapters and verses included.Approximately 1/3 of the Old Testament is left out. ... Read more

15. Scripture Stories
by The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
 Hardcover: Pages (1980)

Asin: B00142KHO2
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16. Remarkable Stories From the Lives of Latter-day Saint Women Volume II (Volume 2)
by Unknown
 Hardcover: 286 Pages (1975)

Isbn: 0877475695
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17. Scripture Study for Latter-Day Saint Families: The New Testament
Paperback: 320 Pages (2006-08-04)
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Parents tell us that Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families has worked miracles for their family scripture study. “The scriptures are now coming to life for my children,” said one parent. “We have seen our children share their feelings, thoughts, and testimonies through our discussions. They are participating gladly, which is a miracle in itself.” Families throughout the Church have discovered that Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families can help make their study of the scriptures more effective. In this new edition, parents will find activities, object lessons, stories, discussion questions, quotations, and insights to help them lead their families through the New Testament. Simply review the material for the section or verses you are studying and select those teaching ideas you think would be most helpful to your family. Packed with creative suggestions for every age group, Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families is an invaluable aid to family scripture study. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very Inspired
This helped my family to understand even what scripture study was all about. This book was full of good questions that made us think and the things that we needed to understand the verse was provided right there. When we are done with this book, I would like to buy other books in the series. ... Read more

18. The Falling Away Of The Latter-Day Saints
by Clark E. Callear
 Hardcover: 149 Pages (1979)

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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Printed on jacket flap:
"Millions of devoted people throughout the world have found refuge in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.In spite of the confusion and spiritual darkness that is now rampant in the world, many of us have been blessed with a spiritual testimony of the latter-day work.It is clear that the inhabitants of the earth are ripe in iniquity and will soon be visited with plagues, pestilences, famines, and many other terrors.The wrath of God is kindled against His children and none of us will escape the coming calamities unless we repent of our sins and turn our hearts back to righteousness.

As members of the Lord's Church we are very fmailiar with the many prophecies that foretell the destruction that await the wicked- but how many of us are aware of the fact that these destructions will begin with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

'Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord; First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.'(D&C 112:24-26)

As a Church, we are departing from the principles that were restored to us through the Prophet Joseph Smith.We are following the exact trend that has proved to be the pitfall of past dispensations- the same trend which caused the propet Mormon to cry:
'O ye fair ones, how could ye have departed from the ways of the Lord!O ye fair ones, how could ye have rejected that Jesus, who stood with open arms to receive you!Behold, if ye had not done this, ye would not have fallen.But behold, ye are fallen, and I mourn your loss.O ye fair sons and daughters, ye fathers and mothers, ye husbands and wives, ye fair ones, how is it that ye could have fallen!But behold, ye are gone, and my sorrows cannot bring your return.O that ye had repented before this great destruction had come upon you.But behold, ye are gone, and the Father, yea, the Eternal Father of heaven, knoweth your state; and he doeth with you according to his justice and mercy.'(Mormon 6:17-20,22)

The contents of this volume will help many members of the Church to recognize the magnitude of our apostasy.It will be an aid for those who desire to be set free from the false sense of security that Satan has brought into the Church, for:
'ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.' (John 8:32)" ... Read more

19. In Harm's Way - East German Latter-Day Saints in World War II
by Roger P. Miner
Hardcover: Pages (2009)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Cautionary Tale
The research done for this book is impressive and thorough. The stories of those who experienced the horror of war first-hand are sobering. "In Harm's Way" was a difficult book to read. The suffering brought to the German people, particularly when the Russians crossed the border into Germany at the end of the war is so sad. However, estimates of Russian lives lost to German aggression and cruelty are somewhere between 25 and 28 million people. German tales of Russian 'barbarity' and cruel treatment don't seem to acknowledge the role and responsibility of the German government for what occurred in Russia and other European countries during the war. Entire villages, particularly in Russia, disappeared forever as a result of the cruelty of the German invading army. This is a cautionary tale: What our government does in our name matters. It should have mattered to German citizens. It was German government and military policies that taught the Russians hard and merciless lessons in cruelty and barbarity. When Russian soldiers marched into Germany, Russia lay in ruins and millions of its citizens were dead. Russian soldiers' behavior, while despicable, must be considered within the context of German atrocities committed on Russian soil.

I'm sorry German citizens suffered so terribly. I'm also sorry so many Russians lost their lives because of German aggression and attempted cruel conquest. When Adolph Hitler came to power, there weren't many Germans who opposed his government and it wasn't long before no one dared to speak out. The lesson of "In Harm's Way" is that we must all be more vigilant about being informed, speaking out, and supporting moral and compassionate government policies and leaders.

I recommend reading this book with sympathy and empathy for all who suffered- not just for German casualties of war, but for the innocent millions of civilian casualties in other countries."All that is needed for evil to triumph is for a few good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke ... Read more

20. A Different Jesus?: The Christ Of The Latter-day Saints
by Robert L. Millet
Paperback: 226 Pages (2005-04-30)
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Are Latter-day Saints Christian, or do they worship a different Jesus? In this engaging book based on the foundational Mormon documents, Robert Millet clearly explains why Latter-day Saints claim to be Christians and compares their understanding of Jesus with the views of traditional Christian believers.

A leading Mormon scholar who has spent much of his career in conversation with traditional Christians and their writings, Millet discusses what constitutes Christianity and examines how the Latter-day Saints fit or do not fit within that rubric. Intended to inform rather than to convince or persuade, A Different Jesus? clears away misconceptions and doctrinal distortions that characterize more polemical works about Mormonism. Millet points out the many beliefs that Latter-day Saints hold in common with traditional Christians, yet he also emphasizes differences where they exist.

A Different Jesus? initiates and will foster a significant dialogue between Latter-day Saints and traditional Christians. Of special value are a lengthy chapter that answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Mormonism, a glossary showing how key theological terms are defined by Latter-day Saints, and evangelical scholar Richard Mouw's foreword and afterword, which help set an agenda for future discussions between these rich religious traditions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Description of My Faith in Christ
I am a born-again Mormon, and I love this book. Millet does an excellent job of describing how members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints see Jesus Christ, what it means to us to have faith in him, and how we perceive that we are saved by his grace. He beautifully describes MY faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, God the Son, and my Savior and Redeemer.

This book is written with the intent to inform rather than to persuade. There is no proselyting in this book. It is simply a thorough description of who Christ is to the Latter-day Saints, what we believe about him and why.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who sincerely wants to understand how Mormons view Christ. They will come away well-informed, and with a deeper understanding of whether or how the Jesus we believe in is fundamentally "different" than the Jesus they believe in. Those who value increased understanding as indispensable to loving one's neighbor will enjoy this rich resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid, Thorough, and Accurate Examination
This is another fantastic work in a long line of Robert Millet's writings. In his traditional manner, the book is a solid, thorough, and accurate examination of the subject. It is also written in a user-friendly and insightful way. Definitely "five stars" from me.

5-0 out of 5 stars An unanswerable vindication of LDS Christology/soteriology
I wish to direct the attention of all readers to the inane drivel spewed so copiously forth by the scandal-mongering, agenda-driven reviewers who assigned a one- or two-star rating to this book. I would have all consider not only the dearth of quotations from the actual book in such negative reviews, but the dishonestly partial use of what few quotations were presented.

Straining at the merest gnats, these casuistic, camel-swallowing detractors reveal a spirit that could as easily be turned from an assault on Mormonism to an open attack on the Bible itself.

Objection is made against the author's conception of Jesus as the firstborn of our Father in Heaven. And yet this doctrine finds support at once in the New Testament (Romans 8:29, Colossians 1:15) and, to those attuned to the Spirit of Truth, the Old (Numbers 18:15). Indeed, no one can claim membership in the body of Christ who denies His status as the firstborn (see Hebrews 12:23), and thus these critics in their purblind zeal reject even the very Christ.

Objection is also made against the author's identification of Jesus as a Brother. Here again we find LDS doctrine vindicated in full by no less a text than the Bible (Matthew 25:40, Matthew 28:10, John 20:17). Surely it could not be otherwise, as our Heavenly Father is designated "the Father of spirits" (Hebrews 12:9), and Jesus was as much as spirit as any other being created in God's image, so that the author of the epistle to the Hebrews is in his rights to place a clear distinction between Jesus and the Father (Hebrews 1:5).

Objection is also raised against the LDS doctrine of a Trinity composed of united but distinct Personages. Yet, to anyone possessed of common sense, a reading of Mark 1:11 is enough to show the soundness of such a doctrine. Only a man set on a belief that Christ was a ventriloquist par excellence could think otherwise after reading that passage. John, indeed, makes plain how the oneness of the Trinity is to be interpreted (John 17:11). Those who conceive of the Trinity as one indivisible substance would have no difficulty conceiving the same of Adam and Eve who were made "one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). Without any question, too, the vision splendid which was revealed to Stephen puts to utter silence any further controversy on the question of whether or not Jesus and His Father are one undivided substance (Acts 7:55-56).

Finally, objection is foolishly raised against the origins of Mormonism as being aberrant from the origins of primitive Christianity. Nothing could be further from the gospel truth. Jesus revealed Himself to men whom He would choose as Apostles and Prophets (1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11).

On all essential points, these lower-than-pond-scum wastrels who vilify the presentation of Mormon doctrine in this books stand at variance with the most biblical truths. We are therefore justified in dismissing once and for all Michael Lima's horribly wayward, grossly inaccurate assertion that "without accepting the central premise that Mormonism's sacred texts are divinely inspired, one will end up understanding how Millet gets to his beliefs without comprehending how he could think such beliefs are true." We are justified, as well, in casting aside Cooper Abram's asinine quip that "it is the Bible, not the BOM, D&C, or POGP that truthfully and accurately reveals to us who is God our Creator."

All of this is, of course, to say nothing of those so lost to decency that they do not draw the line at misattributing quotations to Brigham Young. K. Manning, who would fancy himself a "history buff," identifies Young as the source of the quotation, "As man now is, god once was; as god now is, man may yet become." But, in point of fact, it was Lorenzo Snow, and not Brigham Young, who gave this (non-canonical) utterance.

Let us have the matter clear: All negative reviews given of this book are worthless; totally, utterly, and completely.

5-0 out of 5 stars Building Bridges?
This book, unfortunately highly controversial in some Protestant circles, is the product of the friendship of Robert Millet, who teaches ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, and Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Its publication clearly marks a significant advance in the relationship of evangelicals and Latter-day Saints. In the past all that was available in Protestant bookstores was the badly informed, highly polemical literature written by the partisan anti-Mormon element of the countercult industry.

Without realizing it, those who have turned to this literature for an understanding of the Church of Jesus Christ have done something analogous to consulting Nazi propaganda for an understanding of the faith of Jews or to old Communist propaganda for an understanding of American life and culture.

Latter-day Saints can also benefit from giving careful attention to Millet's presentation of their faith to Protestants. If there is a weakness in Millet's book, it stems from his inattention to the historical elements in the faith of the Saints and thus his inattention to the sophisticated literature on the historical authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Sorting out theological issues for evangelicals, as useful as that is, still leaves the crucial truth questions bracketed. However, by publishing Millet's book, Eerdmans, a leading evangelical press, has now made available in Protestant bookstores a sound, nonpolemical presentation of the fundamentals of the faith of the Saints.

5-0 out of 5 stars Latter-day Saints are part of the Christian community--
I also recommend _Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate_ by Robert L. Millet and Gerald R. McDermott.

Pastor McDermott, who is a Lutheran pastor and college professor has concluded after careful study that, "Evangelicals and Mormons agree on lots of things about Jesus. Many evangelicals are surprised to learn, for example, that Mormons believe not only that Jesus is the Son of God but also that he is God the Son. I find that many evangelicals have somewhere picked up the idea that Mormons deny the deity of Jesus Christ. They are often amazed to learn that, unlike Jehovah's Witnesses and other groups they typically classify as "cults," which do indeed deny the deity of Christ, Mormons declare emphatically that Jesus was and is incarnate God. ... I have to say that evangelical agreement with [Mormons] on Jesus is significant and, when compared to a history of evangelical denunciations of Mormonism, remarkable."(pg. 63,64) ... Read more

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