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The 10 Most Important Things You Can Say to a Mormon by Ron Rhodes
Answering Mormons' Questions by Bill McKeever
By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri A survey of the controversy surrounding Mormon founder Joseph Smith's claim that he translated the Book of Abraham from an ancient Egyptian papyrus. By Charles M. Larson. (Review | Read Online)
Gentile Girl: Living With The Latter-day Saints By Carol Avery Forseth (See this page)
Is the Mormon My Brother? Subtitled "Discerning the Differences Between Mormonism and Christianity." By James White
Letters To A Mormon Elder Subtitled "Challenging Eye-Opening Information for Mormons and the Christians..." By James White
Major Problems Of Mormonism by Jerald Tanner
Mormon America by by Richard N. Ostling, Joan K. Ostling. Highly recommended.
Balance. Perspective. Valuable and rare commodities in the market of religious exchange. The husband-wife team, Richard and Joan Ostling, weave both throughout their book Mormon America. This may be the best general introduction to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints available today, in part because it has so much to offer — both to members and non-members of the LDS Church.
Source: Graceful Disclosure: Pulling Back the Mormon PR Curtain Book review by Joel B. Groat
The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis by Dr. Francis J. Beckwith
The Mormon Missionaries: An inside look at their real message and methods by Janis Hutchinson
Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints by Bill McKeever. Scheduled for publication in April, 2000. Can be pre-ordered.
Mormons Answered Verse By Verse by Dave Reed and John Farkas
Organized for fast reference, this text comments on passages from the Book of Mormon and Bible texts to show how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints redefines words to hide a human-centered, polytheistic theology. Verse-by-verse format in canonical order.
Mormons: How To Witness To Them by John R. Farkas and David A. Reed
The New Mormon Challenge The book is co-edited by Francis J. Beckwith, Carl Mosser and Paul Owen. The authors include all three editors and Craig J. Hazen, Paul Copan, William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Craig L. Blomberg, Stephen E. Parrish, Thomas J. Finley, Jim W. Adams and David J. Shepherd. Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3 | .
Out of Mormonism: A Woman's True Story by Judy Robertson
When Judy and Jim Robertson felt a spiritual void in their lives, they found "the finest people in the world" to embrace them and a beautifully packaged religion to entice them. Once drawn into Mormonism, they quickly climbed to leadership positions and became worthy temple Mormons, only to become disillusioned with the teaching and demands of the LDS church. From her unique insider's viewpoint, Judy shares her life as a Mormon woman, her rediscovery of the Jesus of the Bible, and how she and Jim found freedom as they left the LDS church in the face of persecution and confrontation.
Reasoning from the Scriptures With the Mormons by Ron Rhodes and Marian Bodine
Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend : Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments Without Being Offensive by Bill McKeever
What Do Mormons Really Believe : What the Ads Don't Tell You By John Ankerberg and John Weldon
Where Does It Say That? A collection of photos of original documents showing the problems of Mormonism. Useful witness tool for those that enounter the mormon question, "Where does it say that?" (Note: an online version, presenting scanned documents, is available as well).
The average person couldn't even begin to locate original copies of the Journal of Discourses, first editions of The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, or copies of the early Mormon newspapers, journals or diaries.
Such books and newspapers are the source documents for the original teachings of the Mormon churches. However, when Mormons see some of these "unbelievable" statements made by their leaders, they will often dismiss them by saying, "That is obviously out of context of misquoted!" In most cases they have never even seen the original source material themselves and what they really mean is, "I cannot believe that my founding prophets and apostles could have meant what they said!"
Thus, the whole purpose for the existence of this volume is to make actual photo-copies of these original documents available to everyone. You now have at your fingertips, selected pages from several thousand dollars worth of rare books, pamphlets, diaries and manuscripts as well as companion quotations from many current Mormon sources. Use them well in your search for truth!
Source: From the back cover of Why This Book? A research tool compiled by Bob Witte.
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