Itas the Christmas seasonaathe most wonderful time of the yeara for most people in River City, California. But for Jehovahas Witnesses Lawrence and Brad, itas a time for them to try to explain athe trutha about this holiday season to the people of the community. Their earnest efforts may earn them ridicule, disagreement, or a door slammed rudely in their faces, but they persistaand are sometimes able to find a mind and heart receptive to their urgent message about Jehovahas coming Kingdom. Whereas for Elders Skousen and Marshallatwo Latter-day Saint (Mormon) missionariesathe season is another opportunity to share their Churchas distinctive interpretation of the Christian gospel; but their efforts are often rebuffed, as well. In the course of their work, these two pairs of men engage in dialogue with traditional Christians, as well as members of the Church of Christ; the Community of Christ (RLDS); Seventh-day Adventists; and aOnenessa Pentecostalsanot to mention skeptics, atheists, and the increasing numbers of people who lack any particular religious beliefs. But when a local church brings in a researcher to give a series of lectures on aCultsaaand specifically targeting the Jehovahas Witnesses and Mormonsaa confrontation is ensured, where theological and biblical concepts collide in a public forum. Who, if anyone, really has athe Trutha? Can one still discover the atrue meaning of Christmasa in the midst of passionate disagreements over the validity of the holiday season? Are objections raised about the secularization and rampant commercialism of the modern celebration valid? Spend a holiday season (or any other season) with some interesting and intellectually-stimulating characters, as they explore these and other challenging questions. (Readers of the authoras earlier novel, A Multicultural Christmas, will be pleased to see a brief reappearance of two characters from that book.)Thomas F.: The Mormons Ostling, Richard aamp; Joan: Mormon America: The Power and the Promise Shipps, Jan: Mormonism: The ... LDS BOOKS (GENERAL, DOCTRINAL) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Handbook 2: Administering the Church (available at: ... and Covenants and Church History Student Study Guide Seminary and Institute Student Manuals on CD-ROM Beginning Course Kit onanbsp;...
|Title||:||ANOTHER JESUS, a Different Spirit, a Different Gospel|
|Author||:||Steven H. Propp|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-12-13|