Terryl Givens (PhD Comparative Literature, UNC Chapel Hill) holds the James A. Bostwick chair of English and is professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond. Author of several books, his writing has been praised by the New York Times as provocative reading, and includes, most recently, When Souls Had Wings, a history of the idea of premortal life in Western thought, and a biography (with Matthew Grow) of Parley Pratt (winner of the 2012 Best Book Award from the Mormon History Association). Fiona Givens (MA European History, University of Richmond) recently retired from directing the French Language program at Patrick Henry High School, in Ashland Virginia. Besides education, she has worked in translation services, as a lobbyist, and as communications director of a non-profit. A longtime collaborator in Terryl's previous books, this is her first coauthorship.
Helps promote faith in a God worthy of it and our adoration, while at the same time recognizing the doubts one may have.Published 14 days ago by Caleb Kruger
What a wonderful read. So much to think about for a non-Mormon.Published 19 days ago by Outdoors lover
This is a well written book that deserves a place on your bookshelf (or in your Kindle) if you are interested in Religion, Christianity, or the LDS Church. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Theron S. Nunley, Jr.
This is an excellent treatise on the existence of a loving God whose sole purpose is our happiness. Along the lines of CS Lewis's Mere Christianity, the Givens do a remarkable job... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jaredngarrett
The Kindle version of the book and the Audible version of the book do not cooperate with each other. I wanted to read while listening at the same time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan
This work represents LDS theology clearly, forcefully, and beautifully. At the same time it gives the reader a glimpse of how Latter-day Saints doctrine differs from those other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Draper
This work of nonfiction is scholastically and spiritually fulfilling. While readers not of the Mormon faith may not appreciate or agree with the analysis of the Givens, people of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Renae
I would love to see the LDS Church use this as the Relief Society/Priesthood study guide for the next year. It is time we stop dumbing down our religion. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bookreader