Robert D. Starling. Columbus, GA: Brentwood Christian Press. Distributed by Brigham Distributing, Brigham City, Utah, 2015. Softbound, 5.5×8.25″, 459 pages.
Can a Mormon be a Christian? How does that work? That’s the idea behind this personal book by Robert Starling, a lifelong member of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who grew up in the heart of the Bible Belt. Some folks there (and elsewhere) believe Mormons are members of a non-Christian “cult”. The purpose of this book is to give the reasons to dispel that belief.
As a child of converts to Mormonism whose uncle is a retired Methodist pastor, Robert has a unique perspective to share with Mormons and non-Mormons alike. He attended a Baptist vacation Bible school as a chld and his best friend in college at Georgia Tech was the president of the Catholic student Newman Club.
Having resided in Utah for twenty years were he worked as a media producer for the LDS Church at its worldwide headquarters, Robert has lived “really inside Mormonism” for decades.
While Robert is not an official spokesman for the LDS Church, he has been active in defending his faith from critics and sharing his knowledge with anyone interested in learning what Mormons really believe. For instance:
Do Mormons believe in a “different” Jesus?
What do Mormons believe about the Trinity?
How are Mormons “saved”?
Do Mormons baptize dead peole?
Is there only “one true church”?
What happens in Mormon temples?
Do Mormons wear “magic underwear”?
Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?
Is the Bible God’s word for Mormons?
Do Mormons want to become like God?