Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

Ministering across Fault Lines of Belief and Community

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/24/2019
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
28 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Book Review, church activity, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, disaffection, lds, mental distress, ministering, Mormonism

Review of David B. Ostler, Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question (Salt Lake City: Greg Kofford Books, 2019), 206 pp. $32.95 (hardback), $20.95 (paperback).

Abstract: David Ostler’s book Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question addresses the daunting task of ministering to people who have grown disillusioned with the core doctrines and the community of believers they encounter in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is perhaps the most challenging ministering effort a leader or member of the Church can undertake, and Bridges provides valuable insight into the process of disaffection as well as specific things that Church leaders and members can do to create a healthy environment for members to work through challenges to their faith. This review discusses those strengths of Bridges as a resource and also explores areas where the well-intentioned approaches discussed in the book can backfire, causing more harm than healing in a community of believing Latter-day Saints.

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