Wednesday, July 3, 2013
This family's story was both fascinating and exhausting to read. Since the author and her husband were both raised in Christian homes, I was interested to learn how they came to join the Mormon church. It was easy to observe just how quickly they were deceived and converted. Reading about their journey out was both interesting and heart wrenching.
This family had to give up so much and go through mental and emotional torment, in order to gain their freedom. For those who know little to nothing about the Mormon church, this book gives excellent background and insight on this religion. I had no idea as to why "family" was such an idol in the Mormon religion, however this book explains it clearly. Also, the author shows how the Mormon religion parallels and contradicts Scripture, which I found very interesting.
A rare insider’s point of view into what it actually means to live as a Mormon--what the lifestyle is like, what its pressures are, and what its culture is like. This is the gripping story of the Michael and Lynn Wilder family - of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism for 30 years, found their way out and found faith in Jesus Christ. For thirty years, Lynn Wilder and her family lived, loved, and promoted the Mormon Church. Then on a Mormon mission trip to Florida, their son Micah had a revelation: God knew him personally. God loved him. And the Mormon Church did not offer the true gospel.
Micah’s conversion to Christ put the family in a tailspin. They wondered: Have we believed the wrong thing for decades? If we leave Mormonism, what does this mean for our safety, jobs, and relationships? Is Christianity that different from Mormonism anyway?
As Lynn tells her own story of abandoning the deception of Mormonism to receive God’s grace, she gives a rare look into Mormon culture, what it means to grow up Mormon, and why the contrasts between Mormonism and Christianity make all the difference in the world. Whether readers are in the Mormon Church, curious about Mormonism, or simply looking for a gripping story, Unveiling Grace will strengthen their faith in the true God who loves them no matter what.