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The Day of Defense
The Day of Defense is a book set as a mock trial between Missionaries and Ministers in various religions. The trial begins to unfold as many gospel questions are proposed to two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The questions are answered primarily with scripture references but also with references to LDS literature and Early Christian litera...more
Paperback, 155 pages
Published 1994 by Sounds of Zion
(first published 1963)
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I learned a lot from this book. Having grown up in Utah I did not know that there were a lot of people who did not like the Church. I had several people put questions up to me on my mission that I did not have answers for. This book taught me what many of those questions were and how to address them. There is a little bit of negative feel about how the missionaries respond in the book, but the information is so valuble. I recommend this book to anyone who has questions about the Church of Jesus...more
Day of Defense is an engaging way to learn more about the doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It covers scriptural foundations and references for most of the main doctrines of the gospel, and does so in an engaging and easily followed format. The "vehicle" is a trial, with evidence and counterevidence offered by LDS missionaries and ministers of various other faiths. My only real complaint about it is that it fosters an adversarial attitud...more
This book would have to be categorized as a guilty pleasure. It is obviously an unrealitic portrayal of two LDS missionaries engaged in a trial-like setting being grilled on the stand by ministers of several demominations all overseen by a Jewish Rabbi. Although it is gratifying to see these two rather well-informed LDS missionaries wipe the floor with any and all comers it is also very polemical. It tends to color ones interactions with other faiths and so one should be cautious of how much of...more
I read this book on my mission. Basically it goes through defending the gospel principles with scriptures. I found it useful if done correctly, but too many times it makes it seem like an argument and the spirit leaves. I wouldn't recommend it due to this reason. As a scripture reference it could be okay but the gospel should be always taught with testimony. Okay book.