5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An exceptional and balanced analysis of Mormon doctrine,
By A Customer
This review is from: Letters to a Mormon Elder (Paperback)
This well-researched and clearly written book deals with the fundamental doctrinal divides between Mormons and Christians. Lovingly presented and impressively documented, White discusses in detail such issues as the "translation" of the Pearl of Great Price, the prophet status of Joseph Smith, the question of godhood, the divinity of Christ, and the promise of grace. This book surpasses other works written by non-Mormons about the Mormon faith in that it does not seek to tear down Mormons, but to build up Christianity. In addition, White does not rely on many of the straw-person arguments detractors of the Mormon church traditionally utilize(which generally only increase antagonism, without getting at the real issues). The research and effort involved in this book are truly astounding, as is the apparent care with which it was written. I think this book could only be characterized as anti-Mormon by those who are so threatened by its well-documented truths that they cannot respond to it any other way.