The Mormon Missionaries: An inside look at their real message and methods (Second Edition) [NOOK Book]

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Each year thousands of young people serve as door-to-door witnesses to spread their “restored gospel." In this second edition, author Janis Hutchinson, a former Mormon of thirty-five years (also a former missionary), goes behind the appearances to examine the real story of the Mormon missionary program—from its unorthodox theological and political beliefs, including the LDS Church's agenda for America, to its carefully planned strategies to win converts, and examines the current evangelizing manual for ...
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The Mormon Missionaries: An inside look at their real message and methods (Second Edition)

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Overview

Each year thousands of young people serve as door-to-door witnesses to spread their “restored gospel." In this second edition, author Janis Hutchinson, a former Mormon of thirty-five years (also a former missionary), goes behind the appearances to examine the real story of the Mormon missionary program—from its unorthodox theological and political beliefs, including the LDS Church's agenda for America, to its carefully planned strategies to win converts, and examines the current evangelizing manual for missionaries, "Preach My Gospel." You will learn more Mormon doctrine than you knew before; also, discover startling facts surrounding Joseph Smith's claims and receive an eye-opener on where he actually got his doctrines. The book contains updated statistics and is heavily researched and documented with 46 pages of endnotes. "A researcher's dream!" stated one reviewer. Another reviewer said: "One of the most impressive aspects of this book is the respect that Ms. Hutchinson shows toward members of the Mormon Church."

Written like a novel, the book is set against the backdrop of a Christian Bible College in San Antonio where two Mormon missionaries bravely venture onto campus. The story portrays Susan, a student, who falls for one of the handsome missionaries. Believing she can convert him she agrees to take their lessons and soon finds herself torn between her romantic feelings and her Christian faith. A concerned teacher on campus, a former Mormon, accompanies her to the missionaries’ lessons, counsels Susan about their false claims, and discusses the Mormon material in her cults class.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014597418
  • Publisher: Janis Hutchinson, Cross and Pen Ministries
  • Publication date: 7/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 666,410
  • File size: 930 KB

Meet the Author

During the latter part of Janis Hutchinson’s thirty-six years in the Mormon Church, she joined the underground system of Mormon fundamentalism, a movement that strives to maintain the original teachings of Mormonism. While participating in this underground movement, she was caught secretly attending a Christian church.
Accused of worshipping at the “altar of Baal,” she was held against her will for several months and pressured to repent and renounce the Christian Jesus. She refused and nearly lost her life in the process. With God’s help, she escaped and later received Christ.
Janis is deeply committed to helping established Christians acquire understanding and sensitivity to the problems of former cult members, which often persist for three to eight years after they come to Christ. Her desire is to aid Christians in grasping the full extent of their witnessing responsibility.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    Good Meat For The Season...

    I am currently in the second week with studying LDS Missionaries and just last night I found this book online and have read up to the 4th chapter in the online book review 'about 3 sets of 2 pages were chosen as not to be disclosed up to Chapter 4'. I understand that the author is giving her an experiential point of view. Thus, I am not expecting varied resources from 'outside' the LDS church. I do appreciate her easy-reading style of writing that is direct and to the point of knowing the 'strategies and thinking' of the LDS Missionaries and the LDS Church. She is BOLD to tell the story 'as she sees it' yet does it without being obnoxious or vicious! I look forward in finishing the book online and buying it later in the near future!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    Sounds good to me

    I've talked with many Mormons in High School and all seem to be more than happy to deny their churches beliefs in deeper doctrines. They are ignorant of the doctrines, or even their existence. Some have even told me that the church DOES NOT believe certain deeper doctrinal things. That is because slowly these poor people are brainwashed with deceit, they have to go to the 'church' at 5:30 each morning to keep them acting like good Mormons. It is sad, many don't even know the background of Joseph Smith.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    This work of fiction focuses on two Mormon missionaries and a pr

    This work of fiction focuses on two Mormon missionaries and a professor at a Bible College and her students.   One of her students develops a crush on one of the Mormon missionaries and so she and her professor go through four lessons with them.   The missionaries are hoping to gain two new church members through the teaching of the lessons.   The author includes a great deal of Mormon and Christian history.   At times, the many details left me wanting to just skip through the details.   The book was interesting though.  I think it would make a great resource for pastors and evangelists to read.    I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    Lies?

    The author states 'If they were allowed to read it 'they are forbidden to read outside books', they would see that everything is backed up and heavily footnoted from their own church's resources.' How can you trust an authors message when he lies so openly. I have been a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, since I was 13 years old. I too was a missionary. I have never been forbidden to read 'outside' books, and I have never known any leader of the church to tell anyone that they are forbidden to read outside books. Indeed members are encourage to read good books, of every kind, and expand their knowledge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2004

    Faulty sources, poor research

    Unbacked conclusions. The author clearly twists everything to fit her own meanings. Very poorly researched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2003

    Dr. Suess anyone?

    I suppose when my child grows to the age of, oh let's say 6, I should snatch that Dr. Suess book from his/her hands and shove a Britanica full of that supposed "meat" that children choke on so often! The guilty taketh the truth to be hard and that is the same with those who have fallen from the pedastol they once held. I can imagine (with alot of exertion applied) that there will be a day when those who are of different beliefs will keep there writings to there own beliefs, until then, why don't the Latter Day Saints (not Mormons) just say something like, sticks and stones may break my bones but accusations of the world will make the heavens even sweeter.

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