Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church
There is hope!
Living in southeast Idaho as a born again believer, it often seems that there is no hope for a LDS person to come to Christ. This book gives hope as to how God works in His way and it is not our job to change hearts. We pray and God moves.
November 13, 2013
Loved it & love that The Lord showed this family the truth of the bible.
October 18, 2013
Very thorough for those who want to know the truth
This book is an excellent read. The author is very thorough and tells it like it is. We are getting an inside account of the false teachings of Mormanism. The book towards the end show the wonders of Christ and the deceptions of the Mormon teachings and how they directly go against the Bible. I would reccomend this to anyone who wants to know the truth. I have gotten a couple copies and have loaned them out so that the secrets of that organized religion can be exposed.
September 26, 2013
one family's story of leaving the Mormon Church
When young marrieds, Mormon missionaries came to the Wilder home. Michael and Lynn did not know the Bible well enough to even know what questions to ask. Mormons know how to do relationships well, Lynn says, and that was effective in drawing them in. They came to Mormon faith in 1977.
Lynn shares the culture and society of a Mormon community, such as people having status based on their church calling. They experienced the attitude of being second class Mormons since they were not born into the church. She talks about her reaction to male blacks no longer being excluded from the priesthood in 1978 due to a revelation from a changing God. She records her dismay at finding out the reality of modern polygamy. She writes about her teaching position at BYU and how she and her husband were dedicated to their Mormon faith.
Lynn then reveals how she began seeing discrepancies in Mormon faith and practice. Events began to crack the Mormon facade, especially involving their sons. One son, while on his mission, challenged them to read the New Testament. He had found a Savior different from that of Mormonism. The truth began to build to the point they knew they must leave Mormonism.
Wilder shares the difficulty of sorting out the lies, absorbing the truth, and finding solid ground. It took her nearly five years. She also writes about the difficulty of leaving the church, the church that had been their life and their culture for thirty years.
What comes across clearly is that Mormons do not follow the same Jesus that Christians do, as the most recent LDS prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley stated. (315) Wilder writes, Ã¢ÂÂSo what Mormon scripture says and what the Bible says are polar opposites.Ã¢ÂÂ (315) She outlines many significant inconsistencies and problems with the Mormon faith in her last chapter.
This is a very Ã¢ÂÂchattyÃ¢ÂÂ book in that Lynn tells scores of stories about her own experiences and those of her children. While this may not be the most succinct book on a family leaving Mormonism, it does tell the complete story, event by event.
This book is significant because the Wilders were very active LDS and Lynn was tenured faculty at BYU. They know the doctrine and church culture well. Theirs was a profound change in belief.
Resources are listed at the end of the book, as is a comparison of biblical and Mormon doctrine.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
August 25, 2013