Category Archives: Doctrine Publications by Mormon Authors

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, […]

Immersion in Mormonism: Especially for New Members and also Teens and Members who Struggle

By Charles Abbott Self-published, 2014 (Note: The subtitle of the book was later changed to “Follow the Path that Leads to an Unshakable Testimony”) Reviewed by Eric Johnson Check out the 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series that aired Feb. 12-16, 2018: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5   Introduction I don’t normally write reviews of books […]

Confessions of a Molly Mormon: A Review

Confessions of a Molly Mormon: Trading Perfectionism for Peace, Fear for Faith, Judging for Joy (Orem, UT: Summit View Publishing, 2013) By Elona K. Shelley Reviewed by Eric Johnson Listen to a week-long Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast airing on January 29 through February 2, 2018 reviewing this book: Part 1  Part 2    Part 3   Part 4   Part 5 […]

Review: Changed Through His Grace

Book written by Brad Wilcox Reviewed by Bill McKeever When Brigham Young University professor, Brad Wilcox, gave his “His Grace is Sufficient” talk at BYU in 2011, Latter-day Saints were using his words to give the impression that Mormonism’s version of grace was not all that different from what most Christians believe. However, when one carefully […]

Conflict in the Quorum: Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith

Review of Conflict in the Quorum: Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2002). By Gary James Bergera Reviewed by Eric Johnson Forget the idea that general authorities in the LDS Church have always gotten along. If anything else, reading Conflict in the Quorum by Gary James Bergera will certainly take care of […]

“This is My Doctrine”: The Development of Mormon Theology

Review of “This is My Doctrine”: The Development of Mormon Theology (Greg Kofford Books, 2011) By Charles R. Harrell Reviewed by Eric Johnson Check out the 25-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series of this book that plays through the month of March and early April of 2018  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 Part 6 […]

Chapter 16: The Power of the Book of Mormon

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 2016 During 2017, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. […]

Review: Mormons Believe…What?! Fact and Fiction about a Rising Religion

Check out a five-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast that originally aired on March 20-24, 2017  concerning Lawrence’s book:  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5 Written by Gary C. Lawrence Reviewed by Eric Johnson Synopsis: A Mormon pollster writes a book criticizing the views of outsiders of the Mormon Church who he believes present a […]

The Mormon Heaven that Would Be Hell

Note: The following was originally printed in the November/December 2016 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Sharon Lindbloom Issues related to Mormon polygamy have long been discussed and dissected, both inside and outside of the LDS Church. Once an official requirement for a bigger and better eternal glory, the practice of […]

The “blueprint of Christ’s church”? A Seventy’s rehash of “17 points”

Reviewed by Eric Johnson Check out the Viewpoint on Mormonism originally airing August and September 2016: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  Part 6   Part 7   Part 8  Part 9   Part 10    Part 11   Part 12    Part 13   Part 14   Part 15 On January 12, 2014, Tad Callister of the Presidency of the Seventy presented a devotional for […]