Scott Thormaehlen is hosting a virtual blog tour for his book,Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Daysfrom May 1st through the 31st. There comes a point for each of us who are Latter-day Saints when we are face-to-face with those who have contrary views to ours. Oftentimes, we find ourselves feeling attacked and wish we knew just the right thing to say and how to say it.
If you are interested in joining the blog tour, please leave a comment with the date you’d like to post or contact Scott viaemail.
Here is a brief description of the book:
Day of Defense transforms misconceptions and stigmas associated with the LDS Church into opportunities to effectively share the truth. Discussion is divided into specific topics that place seemingly peculiar LDS beliefs into patterns seen in the Bible and early Christian history. Misunderstandings discussed include:
-The Great Apostasy
-Heaven and Hell
-Man’s Potential and the Nature of God
-The Book of Mormon
The Bible comparisons of these tough topics will give you the confidence to stand strong in the day of your defense.
Meet the Author:
Scott Thormaehlen served honorably for four years in the United States Air Force as a weather forecaster during the Operation Enduring Freedom and the War on Terrorism. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors of Arts in History. These academic and professional experiences cultivated an already analytical and curious mind. Stationed in the Bible Belt, at Shaw AFB, SC and born in South Texas, Scott has lived in areas where Bible-only belief is the prevailing religious perspective. Having lived in the “Mission Field” for over 29 years, Scott gained a cultural perspective of his religious counterparts in school, among friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Sharing a belief in the Bible and being raised in the knowledge of the Restoration, Scott came to realize the peculiarity of his station in life and the conflict between Mormonism and mainstream Christians. His interest in history, particularly Early Christian history and the differences between Mormons and mainstream Christians motivated this book; particularly that many viewed his faith as a cult and did not fully understand and ofter misrepresented the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book begun in 2003 as a few pages of notes that sought to simply answer Mormon topics with the Bible. Over the years Scott added more notes, and more notes, until he decided to put his work and thoughts into book format. To learn more about Scott Thormaehlen andDay of Defense, visit: scott-thormaehlen.com.
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“Day of Defenseis a compelling work that will sharpen the intellect of the Latter-day Saint and challenge the misconceptions of the skeptical Christian. Author Scott Thormaehlen provides an important component in unifying the faithful across denominations.
-Eric Shuster author of Where are the Christians: The Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion.
“Day of Defenseis an excellent addition to the discussion about Mormonism’s place in the Christian community. Using the Bible as the primary source to defend Mormon doctrine as being consistent with the Savior’s teachings adds considerable evidence that Joseph Smith was directed from on high to carry out the restoration of the Gospel. Adding the Book of Mormon to the Bible’s witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ establishes the Mormon faith as Christian in every respect. An excellent first book by promising author, Scott Thormaehlen.”
-H. Pete Smith, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (Retired) of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
“Are Mormons Christians? Why do you need the Book of Mormon, when we already have the Bible? So, how many wives do you have? Those are the types of questions I get asked all the time as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormons).Day of Defenseprovides a thoughtful explanation of answers to these questions and more in a clear and easy to understand manner. Thanks for such a great resource!”
Don A. Johnson MBA, MPH
Lecturer University of Texas at San Antonio