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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2013
A familiar sight in America today is seeing two young men wearing ties, white shirts with name tags, and black pants pedaling their bicycles through towns and neighborhoods. Most recognize the uniform of young Mormon missionaries on their two-year mission seeking to promote and convert anyone willing to listen to their story. What is becoming increasingly familiar is the rise of entertainment and political figures also identifying themselves as practicing Mormons.
What is difficult for many Americans is deciding whether the gospel the LDS Church has promoted over the past two centuries is the same gospel proclaimed by traditional Christian churches over the past two millennia. Are they sincere Christians, a non-Christian cult, or something else altogether?
This book seeks to provide an understanding of the history and basic beliefs of traditional Christianity and compare them to the history and beliefs of Mormonism.
Author: Jacob O. Gurley III
Located in: CA
Submitted: December 19, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. I have a Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Seminary and a Masters of Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I also attended Ph.D. seminars at Claremont Graduate University.
What was your motivation behind this project? Ernest E. Dean and I wanted to provide an understanding of the history and basic beliefs of traditional Christianity and compare them to the history and beliefs of Mormonism.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? We pray people come to understand and know who the one true God is.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? My knowledge of Mormon theology increased and I came to know my co-author more intimately.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? The Southern Baptist Church influenced me to seek a greater understanding of the Bible.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Ernest E. Dean passed away just a month after this book was published. He was able to see the fruit of his and my labor prior to his death. As a previous member of the Mormon church, it was his desire for people to be educated in the truth.