Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-Day Saints by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson is a book all about the Mormon faith. Though the book is written by Christians, much of the text is an objective presentation of facts. The book is very thorough, and I learned a lot of new details about Mormonism. Mormonism 101 is a good guide as to how Mormonism differs from mainstream Christianity.
The book talks about Mormons’ key beliefs – such as how they view Jesus, the Trinity, and communion – and it also discusses controversial topics in the history of the LDS, such as plural marriage. I found some of the sections of the book to be really fascinating. The authors also provide a history of Mormonism, which was valuable. I don’t believe this book bashes Mormons, but since McKeever and Johnson are Christians, it’s obviously coming from a Christian perspective. After reading this book, someone might wonder what a book written by Mormons analyzing mainstream Christianity woud look like.
At the beginning of each chapter, the authors define different “Mormonese” terms, which was very helpful. Because Christian and Mormon faith have a lot of similarities, Christians will probably find it interesting to compare and contrast the two faiths and how they interpret Bible passages differently. The book is educational, and will definitely spark conversation for the readers.
I received a review copy from Baker Books. Mormonism 101 is available here on Amazon.