Mormons, or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, form a growing population in both numbers and influence. Yet few people have more than a passing knowledge of the document that defines and drives this important movement--the Book of Mormon.
A former Mormon and an adult convert to Christianity, author Ross Anderson provides a clear summary of the Book of Mormon including its history, teachings, and unique features. Stories from the author and other ex-Mormons illustrate the use of Mormon scripture in the Latter-day Saint church. Anderson gives special attention to how the Book of Mormon relates to Christian beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible.
With discussion questions to facilitate group use and a focus on providing an accurate portrayal of Mormons beliefs, Understanding the Book of Mormon is an indispensable guide for anyone wishing to become more familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its most formative scripture.
I would just urge those who want to read the book to get "ammunition" against the book of Mormon to be sure to read Anderson's last chapter.
Nor am I saying that people can't arrive at any conclusion which is unfavorable to the LDS Church, because people are free to interpret any evidence as they wish.
Anderson cautions that any criticism of the "Book of Mormon" will cause a Mormon to be defensive and they will likely use the "p" word (persecution).
The book offers a vantage point. To understand, you must read the book of mormon first. as someone living in oklahoma, I have had multiple experiences with the alpine church and... Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by logan
Ross Anderson is a former Mormon, and is also the author of the book, Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor: A Quick Christian Guide for Relating to Latter-Day Saints. Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Steven H Propp
In this book Ross Anderson gives us a clear, helpful, and straightforward guide to the Book of Mormon. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Scott Creps
This book by an ex-mormon gives a short, sweet, and gentle discussion of the "Book of Mormon" and how Mormon's feel about it. Read morePublished on July 15, 2009 by Amazon Customer