More than a belief system, Mormonism is a cultural identity that shapes the worldview, values, and lifestyles of those involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor, Ross Anderson seeks to help Christians relate to Latter-day Saints by giving insights into Mormon life and culture. Anderson’s work is supported both by his lifetime of experiences growing up Mormon and by current research that utilizes many Latter-day Saints’ own sources.
This volume explains the core stories that form the Mormon worldview, shares the experiences that shape the community identity of Mormonism, and shows how Mormons understand truth. Anderson shares how most Mormons see themselves and others around them, illuminating why people join the LDS Church and why many eventually leave. Latter-day Saints will find the descriptions of their values, practices, and experiences both credible and familiar. Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor suggests how Christians can befriend Latter-day Saints with confidence and sensitivity and share the grace of God wisely within their relationships.
Scripture references are linked directly to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with the English Bible translations of your choice. For any word in any language, you can double-click on that word and your digital library will automatically search your lexicons for a match. That gives you unprecedented access to linguistic data, along with all the tools you need for exegesis and interpretation.
- Photographs and charts
- Discussion questions
- Resources for further study
- Title: Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor: A Quick Christian Guide for Relating to Latter-Day Saints
- Author: Ross Anderson
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2011
- Pages: 144
About Ross Anderson
Ross Anderson (DMin, Salt Lake Seminary) is the founding pastor of Wasatch Evangelical Free Church in Roy, Utah, where he served for 28 years. He is currently a teaching pastor at Alpine Community Church, a multi-site congregation in northern Utah, and the director of Utah Advance Ministries. He was born in Utah and raised in California as an active member of the Mormon (Latter-day Saint) Church. His passions include planting culturally appropriate churches in Utah and incorporating former Mormons into the local church.