REPRINT: Shared Beliefs, Honest Differences

A Biblical Basis for Comparing the Doctrines of Mormons and Other Christians
IT IS A WELL-KNOWN FACT that many differences exist between Mormon and Evangelical beliefs, which generate the need for communication between individuals of differing faiths. In this book, Shared Beliefs, Honest Differences, author Dwight E. Monson confronts these contrasts and shows us how we are not so different after all.
  • similarities between the Bible and Book of Mormon
  • how saving grace and good works are both necessary for salvation
  • the concept of heaven, hell, and the final judgment
  • the importance of revelation through prophets in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon
  • the divine potential of man
  • and more!
PREPARED WITH CAREFUL DOCUMENTATION, Shared Beliefs, Honest Differences provides keen doctrinal insights and comparisons that clearly demonstrate that we are all working toward the same goal – following Christ’s perfect example. An excellent gift for members of any faith, Shared Beliefs, Honest Differences makes a wonderful addiction to any home library.
    Dwight E. Monson graduated with honors from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Management. He is currently employed by the largest strategic and operations consulting firm in the United States. In his role as senior partner and director, he is a frequent speaker at national healthcare seminars, including the major healthcare associations throughout the country. Until recently he served on the board of Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois.
    He has published several papers in his industry’s professional publications. His current and past clients include Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish healthcare organizations. This association provides him with many opportunities to gain an understanding of the various cultures and value systems of these religious sponsors. 
    He served a full-time mission to France and Switzerland for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also fulfilled two part-time stake missions. He was a ward mission leader, a counselor in two bishoprics, and a high priests group leader. On multiple occasions, he taught Gospel Doctrine and Gospel Essentials classes and has worked with the youth in the Church in various capacities. 
    He was raised in a loving family in Farmington, Utah. At Davis High School he lettered in football, basketball, and track and was honored as the outstanding athlete-scholar in his graduating class. He turned down athletic scholarships in football and basketball to pursue his education at Harvard University.
    He is married to the former Marilynn Allred, whom he calls the joy of his life. They are the parents of five children, and they live in Naperville, Illinois. Most of their adult life has been spent on the East or West Coast until a decade ago when he and his family settled in the Chicago area. 
    Dwight Monson continues to be active in sports, ranging form basketball and tennis to general conditioning activities. He enjoys travel, gourmet cooking, and reading books on a broad range of subjects.