Sharing the Good News with Mormons–Official Site

This is the official website for Sharing the Good News with Mormons: Practical Strategies for Getting the Conversation Started, edited by Eric Johnson and Sean McDowell (Harvest House, 2018)

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Preorder at (prices as of 3/16/2018):

For the book’s Table of Contents, click here


“I’m thrilled to see this practical book bring together a variety of voices who all have one thing in common: lovingly sharing the good news with Mormons. An invaluable resource!”

Lee Strobel, Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University and best-selling author of The Case for Christ

Sharing the Good News with Mormons is an elite book—not because it is hard to understand, but because it isn’t.  The authors have worked hard to make things very clear and practical.  I know many of them and have deep respect for their fidelity to the historic Christian faith and the effort they have exerted to know why they believe and how to communicate that with others.  The book is elite because it is rich in its content, broad in the topics covered, and first rate in every way.  Happily, whoever reads this book will gain tools for communicating the gospel in all kinds of situations and to people outside of Mormonism as well. Get this book, study it, and share it with others.”

J.P. Moreland, author and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

“The many creative and friendly approaches explored in this book eliminate the intimidation of sharing with Mormons. Each way is unique and is explained by contributors who have long practiced what they preach.  Highly recommended!”

Donna Morley, PhD, author, adjunct professor at The Master’s University, and cofounder of Faith and Reason Forum

“The book you hold in your hands represents an unprecedented treasury of practical wisdom and advice on how to share your faith in Jesus Christ with Latter-day Saints. Far from offering a one-size-fits-all approach to reaching Mormons for Christ, the contributors share a range of approaches they have developed over many years of effective, on-the-ground evangelistic interaction.  It is a ‘tactical toolbox’ from which you may explore a range of approaches in search of the one (or more) that works best for you. During and after my time as a seminary professor in Utah I came to know and trust many of the contributors to this volume, and I can honestly say that a better and more credible collection of contributors can hardly be imagined.

Ronald V. Huggins, former Associate Professor of Historical and Theological Studies, Salt Lake Theological Seminary

“This jewel has enough facets to equip each of us for reaching Mormons, and those who leave the Mormon church, with commonsense twenty-first-century tools. Experts in their field have teamed up with general editors Eric Johnson and Sean McDowell to provide an informative work filled with practical training, riveting testimonies, and sound apologetics. Well done!”

Judy Salisbury, founder/president of Logos Presentations, author of Reasons for Faith and Divine Appointments

Additional Chapters (Available only on this site)

The following are additional chapters to Sharing the Good News with Mormons.

  • Sharon Lindbloom: On Evangelism to Women
  • Andrew Rappaport: On the Homosexual Issue
  • Rob Bowman and Joel Groat: On Race and the Priesthood
  • Chip Thompson:  On Archaeology
  • Bill McKeever: On the Missionaries at the Door (Another Perspective)

Contents of the Book

Foreword by Josh McDowell

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Introduction: Should Christians share the Good News with Mormons?           Eric Johnson

Section 1: Basic Training Approaches

Chapter 1: Helping Our Friends Evaluate Truth Claims: The Straight-Thinking Approach      Mark Mittelberg

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Chapter 2: Sharing the Reasons for God: The Evidence Approach               Dr. Sean  McDowell

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Chapter 3: Did God really say so? The Reliability-of-the-Bible Approach         Matt Slick

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Chapter 4: Who is the Real Jesus? The Christ-centered Approach            Dr. Rob Bowman

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Spotlight: Brett Kunkle

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Section 2: Reasoning Approaches

Chapter 5: Investigating Mormonism; The Case-Making Approach        J. Warner Wallace

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Chapter 6: Undermining Confidence in a Mormon’s Personal Testimony: The Police-Lineup Approach        Dr. Corey Miller

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Chapter 7:  Joseph Smith’s First Vision and The Book of Mormon: The Historical Approach            Bill McKeever

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Chapter 8: Using Surveys with Mormons: The Polling Approach                 Chip Thompson

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Spotlight: Micah Wilder

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To see the story of Micah and Adam’s Road, see the YouTube video Unveiling Grace

Section 3: Particular People Approaches

Chapter 9: Interacting with Mormon Family Members: The Keeping-Good-Relations Approach         Carl Wimmer

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Chapter 10: When the Elders Come Calling: The Missionaries-at-Your-Door Approach               Sandra Tanner

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Chapter 11: Reaching out to LDS Women: The Compassion Approach            Becky Walker

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Chapter 12: Preaching from an Asbestos Suit: Reasoning-with-Mormons-on-the-Internet Approach             Fred Anson

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Spotlight: Brody Olson

  Section 4:  Invitational Approaches

Chapter 13: Engaging in Gospel Discussions: The Keep-It-Simple Approach    Aaron Shafovaloff

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Chapter 14: LISTEN: The Conversational Approach       Dr. David Geisler/Brian Henson

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Chapter 15: Authentic, Humble Dialogues with Mormons: The Colombo Approach      Dr. Lynn Wilder

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Chapter 16: The Power of a Simple Invitation: The Come-and-See Approach       Dr. Bryan Hurlbutt

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Spotlight: Shane Jones

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Section 5: LDS Event Approaches

Chapter 17: Let your Voice be Heard: The Open-Air Evangelism Approach               Andrew Rappaport

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Chapter 18: Extra! Extra! Read all about It: The Newspaper Approach         Sharon Lindbloom

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Read Sharon’s twice-a-month column Mormonism In the News

Chapter 19: The Miracle of Forgiveness: The Free-Book Approach                     Eric Johnson

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Chapter 20: Website Advertising: The Sign Approach              Rob Sivulka

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Spotlight: Steve Dealy

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Section 6  Salvation Approaches

Chapter 21:  When Being Good is not Good Enough: The Awareness-of-Sin Approach        Joel Groat

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Chapter 22: Can Something Valuable Really Be Free? The Meaning-of-Grace Approach          Dr. Loren Pankratz

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Chapter 23: Are You Considered as Good as Jesus? The Imputation Approach          John Kauer

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Chapter 24: I’m Trying My Best: The Impossible-Gospel Approach              Keith Walker

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Spotlight: James Walker

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Epilogue: Go For It!            Sean McDowell

Appendix 1: The Gospel According to the Bible

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Appendix 2: 101 Mormons Terms Defined (from Aaronic Priesthood to Zion)

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Word Index   

Scripture Index