Category Archives: Reviews of Media and Publications

The Fruits of Mormonism: A Look at Seventy Mathias Held’s talk at the April 2019 General Conference

By Eric Johnson Summing up Seventy Matthias Held’s talk at the April 2019 General Conference (“Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit”) is this subheading: “We should learn to discern the truth not only through our rational minds but also through the very still and small voice of the spirit.” Held’s talk was printed on pages 31-33 of […]

“We have to be clean”: Does Mormonism offer a biblical solution?

By Eric Johnson Check out a 4-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast on this article that originally aired May 21-24, 2019  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3  Part 4   Seventy Allen D. Haynie gave a talk at the October 2015 General Conference titled “Remembering in Whom We have Trusted.” It was originally published in the November 2015 Ensign on pages 121-23. […]

Quotes from The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff (Edited by G. Homer Durham)

The following quotes come from the book The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, which were citations from the fourth president of the church and edited by G. Homer Durham, originally printed by Bookcraft, Inc. in 1946.  This was an employee gift by the First Presidency in 1997. To visit the site with all of the books […]

Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson

The following quotes come from the book Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2011).  This was an employee gift by the First Presidency in 2011. To visit the site with all of the books and quotes from these, go here. God “This loving […]

The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter

The following quotes come from the book The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1997). This was an employee gift by the First Presidency in 2002. To visit the site with all of the books and quotes from these, go here. Agency “Agency played an important part in the premortal world. […]

Review: The Infinite Atonement (Tad Callister)

By Tad R. Callister Deseret Book, 2000 Reviewed by Eric Johnson This book was reviewed during two weeks in the spring of 2019 on Viewpoint on Mormonism Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  March 25-April 5, 2019  In his book titled The Infinite Atonement, […]

The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth & Corporate Power, by D. Michael Quinn (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2017)

Written D. Michael Quinn Reviewed by Eric Johnson Money makes the world go around The world go around The world go around Money makes the world go around It makes the world go ’round. –“Money,” from Cabaret When it comes to money, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has plenty. How much? Nobody except […]