Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church by Lynn K. Wilder is the gripping account of a longtime member of the Mormon Church and how she and her family found their way out of a works-based religious system. What makes the story even more fascinating is that Wilder is also a former tenured professor at Brigham Young University.
Dr. Wilder guides readers on her journey into Mormonism which lasted over 30 years and unfolds the remarkable story of their exit, all due to the biblical gospel and Christ’s saving work on the cross for her sins. What makes the story especially enduring is the love that the author expresses for her Mormon friends. She is careful not to build straw man arguments. Rather, she carefully assesses the fabric of LDS theology and compares it with sacred Scripture. When the tapestry began to unravel (which includes works-based righteousness, polytheism, baptism for the dead, and a man-centered gospel among other things), Wilder asked more questions and subjected Mormon teaching to the scrutiny of Scripture which led to her eventual departure from Mormonism and saving faith in the biblical Jesus.
The book is a reminder to Christ-followers to pursue their Mormon friends and challenge them with the biblical gospel. It is a testimony to sovereign grace – grace that has the power to remove the blinders from someone who has been deceived by teaching that is antithetical to Scripture.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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