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In the history section there were instances where he brought up controversial or partial facts without bringing out the Mormon response.One key example is where he mentioned the fact that some of the witnesses of the Book of Mormon left the church, but failed to mention that none of them ever denied their testimony and several of them eventually returned to the church.I also figured something written by an evangelical could explain some of our doctrines in terms that other evangelicals could understand since Mormons use some common terms differently than other Christians. Dr Jackson in most cases does a very good job of explaining Mormon history and doctrine.He tended to use LDS sources and mostly reputable non-LDS sources.Chapter 9 on the Mormon requirements for salvation is where he does the most apologetic work and does not do a fair job of stating the Biblical arguments that the Mormons have.This is obviously a controversial chapter for Protestants on the subjects of baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, authority, and faith vs. Most of these arguments have been going on between Catholics and Protestants for years.

I was hesitant to buy this book because of frustrations earlier in life trying to find answers about Mormonism or LDS as it is referred to today.Mormons have a deep love for the Bible and feel that they take it more literally than many other Christian religions.In most cases though, he does explain the doctrines adequately.Jackson shows how Mormonism diverges from orthodox Christianity in key matters of theology, but his tone is that of a careful teacher who seeks to explain rather than merely to debunk."—Mark D.

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Roberts, Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence, Laity Lodge; Author of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a rapidly growing, international religious movement whose leadership allows for more diversity of thought than many outsiders realize.Most of those distortions have been addressed by Mormon scholars, which I felt the need to correct with my study group.

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