38 min

Tad Callister: Making a Case for the Book of Mormon All In

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Tad R. Callister is among the most beloved Latter-day Saint authors whose titles include "The Infinite Atonement" and "The Inevitable Apostasy." In his new book, “A Case for the Book of Mormon,” the former Sunday School general president builds upon his general conference talk, which makes a full case (including what detractors might say) for this keystone of the Latter-day Saint faith, complete with witnesses, evidence and a closing argument.

"I don't think anyone can gain a better understanding of the Savior and His Atonement and His all-encompassing powers, His love for us, than you can gain from the Book of Mormon. And so if you have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, you will have a testimony of Jesus Christ, you will have a testimony of His Atonement. It will give you hope, it will give you comfort, it will give you direction in life, purpose in life, meaning in life. It will be a rock foundation upon which to build."

Show Notes: 

3:16-Legal background

4:20-Why a Case for the Book of Mormon?

6:21-Why understanding the opposition is important

10:05- Brother Callister's personal testimony of the Book of Mormon

11:58- A book with a heartbeat

13:32- Why seek a personal witness of the Book of Mormon?

15:06- Arguments against the Book of Mormon

18:55- Responding to criticisms without contention

20:56- The importances of witnesses in making a case

22:05- Findings through writing "A Case for the Book of Mormon"

27:57- Parting words after release as Sunday School general president

29:06- Next year's "Come Follow Me" with the Book of Mormon

32:15-An exciting time to be a member of the Church

34:00-Closing argument and why Brother Callister is "All In"

Tad R. Callister is among the most beloved Latter-day Saint authors whose titles include "The Infinite Atonement" and "The Inevitable Apostasy." In his new book, “A Case for the Book of Mormon,” the former Sunday School general president builds upon his general conference talk, which makes a full case (including what detractors might say) for this keystone of the Latter-day Saint faith, complete with witnesses, evidence and a closing argument.

"I don't think anyone can gain a better understanding of the Savior and His Atonement and His all-encompassing powers, His love for us, than you can gain from the Book of Mormon. And so if you have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, you will have a testimony of Jesus Christ, you will have a testimony of His Atonement. It will give you hope, it will give you comfort, it will give you direction in life, purpose in life, meaning in life. It will be a rock foundation upon which to build."

Show Notes: 

3:16-Legal background

4:20-Why a Case for the Book of Mormon?

6:21-Why understanding the opposition is important

10:05- Brother Callister's personal testimony of the Book of Mormon

11:58- A book with a heartbeat

13:32- Why seek a personal witness of the Book of Mormon?

15:06- Arguments against the Book of Mormon

18:55- Responding to criticisms without contention

20:56- The importances of witnesses in making a case

22:05- Findings through writing "A Case for the Book of Mormon"

27:57- Parting words after release as Sunday School general president

29:06- Next year's "Come Follow Me" with the Book of Mormon

32:15-An exciting time to be a member of the Church

34:00-Closing argument and why Brother Callister is "All In"

38 min

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