The Biblical Roots of Mormonism

I recently received a new book by Latter-day Saint authors Eric Shuster and Charles Sale, titled “The Biblical Roots of Mormonism“.  I haven’t finished reading it, however from what I have read so far, this book is essential reading for ALL Latter-day Saints.  Many LDS critics claim that Mormons reject the Bible, or believe that it is full of errors.  This book shows that LDS believe no such thing, and instead find Biblical support for its unique doctrines.  Rooting the Mormon faith in the Bible is important in not only dialogue with other Christians, but in strengthening the testimony of readers in knowing the Biblical foundation for the LDS faith.

Topics discussed in this book include:

-Premortal Life


-Adam and Eve

-God the Father

-Jesus Christ

-The Holy Ghost

-The Godhead



-Apostasy and Restoration

-Revelation and Prophets

-Joseph Smith


-Church Organization

-Church Practices

-Missionary Work

-Ordinances and Covenants

-Faith, Grace, Works


-The Afterlife

-Plural Marriage

-Special Concerns

-Beyond the Bible



  1. Jason:

    Thank you for receiving our book “The Biblical Roots of Mormonism” – we hope many Latter-day Saints and other Christians will use the book as a means of opening dialogue and investigation toward common understanding and worship of Jesus Christ. The doctrines between Christian Churches will always be different, but at least we can discuss together our love of the Bible and compare our interpretations of various scriptures.

    I hope you have also had the chance to read my first book, “Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest.” I have received letters and emails from individuals all over the world who have found the opportunity to use the book to bring Catholics and Mormons together to discuss similarities and differences toward a greater understanding. Some Catholics have decided to join the Mormon faith, while most are appreciative to simply learn more about their own faith and how that compares to Mormonism.

    Thank you for providing a space on the net to discuss these sacred topics.

    Eric Shuster

  2. I have not read this book of Eric Shuster’s, but have read his other book on Catholic and Mormon doctrine.

    I know that every time I had a doubt about what the missionaries were saying, or particular practices, someone would point out the justification in the Bible. As a former Catholic, with little Bible knowledge, I was shocked again and again to see that the Mormons had the Bible on their side and were living its truths.

    1. dahlia, I highly recommend this book to you. It’s so important to remember that LDS beliefs are grounded in the Bible, despite what critics attempt to claim.

      I love the emphasis on the scriptures found in the LDS Church. There is so much to be had in prayerfully reading the scriptures, including the Bible. Coming home to the Church of Jesus Christ, I feel that I am now living the scriptures, and that much of what we read in the Bible isn’t just from some ancient time, but present in our own day.

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