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  • A Friendly Discussion: Mormonism - Pro and COn

    By Ed Bliss, Book Surge (2006)

    Thought-provoking, captivating, realistic dialog between two fair-minded people of opposing convictions. The author is a former reporter for the LDS Church-owned Deseret News. 

  • Seven Reasons you can trust the bible

    By Erwin W. Lutzer, Moody Publishers

    Can you trust the Bible? Many answer this question with a staunch No! Critics increasingly attempt to poke holes in the authority of Scripture and deflate faith among believers. But ask Dr. Erwin Lutzer if you can trust the Bible, and he'll give a resounding Yes! In this revised and expanded edition of the popular book 7 Reasons You Can Trust the Bible, Dr. Lutzer offers seven foundational arguments for the reliability of the Scripture in clear, easy to-to-follow language.

  • when critics ask: A popular handbook on bible difficulties

    By Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe, Baker Books (1992)

    This comprehensive volume offers you clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the authors cover over 800 questions which critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Three extensive indices--(1) topical, (2) Scripture, and (3) unorthodox doctrines --offer quick and easy access to your specific area of interest. Multi-purposed in scope and user-friendly in format, this volume is like no other. 

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  • how we got the bible

    By Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, Rose Publishing

    Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in the Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels cannot be trusted?  In this book, dive into the fascinating account of the most amazing and best-preserved book the world has ever seen. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives easy to understand answers to popular questions on the Bibles reliability and accuracy.       

  • no man knows my history: The life of     joseph smith

    By Fawn M. Brodie Vintage, 2nd Revised & Enlarged edition (August 1, 1995)

    The first paperback edition of the classic biography of the founder of the Mormon church, this book attempts to answer the questions that continue to surround Joseph Smith. Was he a genuine prophet, or a gifted fabulist who became enthralled by the products of his imagination and ended up being martyred for them? 

  • The Sixth of Seven Wives: Escape from modern day polygamy

    By Mary Mackert

    The most unique story written about modern-day polygamy chronicles the teenage years and sixteen-year marriage of the author. Born into a family steeped in a rich history and the traditions of fundamental Mormonism, the author shares her private thoughts and feelings as a seventeen-year-old bride facing an arranged marriage to a man older than her father. Love and passion did not motivate this union, but rather religious doctrine required her obedience and submission to this marriage. Witness the marriage struggles of sixteen-years that spawned her courage to flee from this religious bondage.

  • The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri

    By Stephen LeSueur, University of Missouri (1987) 

    In the summer and fall of 1838, animosity between the Mormons and their neighbors in western Missouri erupted into an armed conflict. The conflict continued until early November, when the outnumbered Mormons surrendered and agreed to leave the state. In this major new interpretation of those events, LeSueur argues that while a number of prejudices and fears stimulated the opposition of Missourians to their Mormon neighbors, Mormon militancy contributed greatly to the animosity between them. Prejudices and poor judgment characterized leaders on both sides of the struggle.     

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  • the New Evidence that Demands a Verdict

    By Josh McDowell

    Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. Josh McDowell's New Evidence That Demands a Verdict combines the two original best-selling volumes into one, maintaining their classic defense of the faith, yet answering new questions posed by today's culture. 

  • The Changing World of Mormonism

    By Jerald and Sandra Tanner

    The Tanners were both sincere Mormons, descended from Mormon "first families." They believed the Mormon writings and, in studying them, applied the same sincerity in examining the seeming contradictions. As they began to compare the Mormon scriptures with the Bible, they could come to only one conclusion — that the two did not agree. It was with deep conviction that they yielded to the claims of the Bible, left Mormonism, and became newborn Christians. In this new volume of documentation, the Tanners have provided an encyclopedia of Mormonism's lack of credibility. 

  • Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith

    By Linda King Newell & Valeen Tippetts Avery

    Excellent biography of Joseph Smith's first wife. Provides little-known details of her life and struggle with polygamy.