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What Do I Say To Mormon Friends and Missionaries?

Author: Donna Morley

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What Do I Say to Mormon Friends and Missionaries? shares valuable information alongside true–life stories, powerful illustrations, and useful “evangelism helps” to empower Christians with knowledge and the relational tools they need for sharing their faith. Personal, concise, and practical, this guide offers women:

The book includes: (1) Mormonism’s history, doctrines, and beliefs (taken from Mormonism's own documents, doctrinal books and other LDS Church sources); (2) a Fact sheet with questions to ask a Mormon friend or missionary and scriptural answers to follow up; (3) an LDS Photo Album that gives the reader a "picture" in their mind of the characters in the Mormon story; and (4) a warm, personal approach to witnessing a clear understanding of the differences between Mormonism and Christianity.

Christians today are very likely to be approached by a Mormon (often at their front door). This book gives them a solid, biblical foundation and a clear path to confidently share Christ with Mormon friends and missionaries.

Below is the book's Table of Contents:

Intro: They Sound Just Like Us!


1. Who Was Joseph Smith?

2. Why Is Joseph’s First Vision So Important?

3. What Is the Book of Mormon About?

4. Doctrine & Covenants—Revelations from the Lord?

5. What Do I Need to Know About Other Mormon Scriptures?


6. Why Don’t You Believe the Bible Alone Is Sufficient?

7. Why Do You Trust in Joseph Smith for Your Salvation?

8. What Does God’s Grace Mean to You?

9. Why Do You Rely on Baptisms for the Living & the Dead?

10. In Your View, Who Is Jesus Christ?

11. Why Do You Believe You Can Become a God?

12. What Do You Believe About the Trinity?

13. What Do You Believe About Heaven?

APPENDIX A: A Comparison Between Mormonism and the Bible



FACT SHEET: Your Quick Guide to the Truth

Take a look at the following email. It's from a mother whose son, after reading What Do I Say to Mormon Friends and Missionaries? (Formerly, A Christian Woman's Guide to Understanding Mormonism).

NOTE: The person's name, and the state she lives in, has been changed.

My name is Sarah.

I wanted you to know that you have helped me, my oldest son and my family with your book.....

My son became good friends with a Mormon young man last year, his senior year in high school. We live in a town in northern Michigan and have really had no knowledge of the Mormon religion. My son is very shy and so when a new, good friend came into his life we were happy for him. I thought that Mormons were exactly what they claim to be but, a little bit more than Christians, they believed in present day prophets. My son started to go to church with the Mormon family while still attending the Christian church.

Last fall I was overcome with this panic inside about my son and the Mormon church. I felt as thought I had this sucking hole in me. I believe now that God was telling me to wake up and do something. So, I started to have frank discussions and fights with my son about Mormonism (admittedly, the fights weren't good). I told him what I believed and what I saw as huge differences, and how I thought they were wrong. My son has been a student of the Bible, so I was shocked that he could fall for this. Of course, he was swayed by the Mormon's kindness, telling him he was part of their family. He even applied to BYU!

I prayed, I cried, we threatened, we limited his access to the Mormons. But, still he believed. Then, I got your book and you are so right--the things you said in your book are exactly what my son started saying to me. I not only read your book, but my son was willing to read it under one condition. That is, if after reading the book, that my husband and I would leave him alone if he desired to stay in the Mormon church. We agreed.

I just wanted to let you know that you helped bring my son out of Mormonism and into a true faith in Jesus Christ. He is now considering being a missionary to Mormons in Salt Lake City!

I've told my son that I believe that this happened for a reason, that God in time will use us. You see, I have a sister who is Christian but, her husband is Mormon now and insists on raising their boys this way. Please pray that when God calls us to testify for him (I believe that it will be to my nephews) that we will have the strength and knowledge to do this

Please know that there is a mom in Michigan who knows that God has brought you into her life through your book. Thank you. Sarah.


“Morley has done an excellent study on Mormonism, and not just for women—men will benefit equally from this important publication."

The Quarterly Journal

“Mrs. Morley has given us a wonderful tool. We may not be able to lead our friend to Christ out of Mormonism immediately, but we can prepare the ground and plant good seeds for another to water and harvest. If you are looking for help witnessing to Mormons, I strongly suggest you pick up a copy of [this book]..”

—Word for the Weary,

!!!! Exceptional

Today’s Books, June 16, 2003

“Books such as this are welcome in my home and get poured over time and time again. My husband absolutely loves to study the history of the LDS church as well as their beliefs and how to respond. We have had many opportunities to discuss beliefs with many a Mormon missionary. We used this book extensively before such opportunities to make sure we were firmly grounded in their beliefs and found it to be quite informative. The author did an excellent job in providing the information in an easy to read and even easier to understand format. This is a great way to learn about the LDS church and the beliefs they hold. Though this book is written for women anyone that reads it will benefit. This is an excellent book to read.”

—Teens4Jesus Library


“Many people today become confused when told by their Mormon acquaintances that the differences separating them from the Christian world are trivial or insignificant. Others find Mormon teachings and history to be daunting and somewhat of an enigma. Donna Morley helps cut through the complex and thorny issues, offering Christian women a concise book that examines this fascinating religion without difficulty or intimidation.”

Bill McKeever, founder of Mormonism Research Ministry

“Donna has combined her excellent writing ability with solid and extensive research on Mormonism. The result is a book that can be helpful to anyone trying to understand Latter Day Saints and what they really teach. It’s all here in a brief, easy–to–read format. One of the most helpful features is ‘Mormon Friend, Please Consider’—a section that appears in most of the chapters, which helps the reader compare Mormon teachings to what the Bible actually says. Donna gives many helpful ideas on how to gently confront Mormons, or people interested in Mormonism, with the truth: Mormonism claims to be Christian and uses all of the familiar words in Christian vocabulary, but Mormonism is something vastly different than biblical Christianity.


This book has become a valuable addition to my library on Mormonism.”

—Fritz Ridenour, author of So What’s the Difference?

“Donna Morley writes with the balance of a scholar’s mind, a woman’s heart, and a passion for the truth. This book will help Christians understand what Mormonism is really all about.”

—Dr. Ed Hindson

Assistant Chancellor, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

“What a great tool to help Christian women build bridges with their Mormon friends. Feeling inadequate often results in missed opportunities to plant seeds, and this guide will help give the confidence a Christian woman longs for.”

—Clodette Woodhouse

Director, Concerned Christians & Former Mormons

From the Desk of Duane Magnani, Director of Witness Inc.

Greetings in Christ. I have just finished reading What Do I Say to Mormon Friends and Missionaries? by Donna Morley. I greatly appreciate such efforts as they are far too few in number these days. I know this since I've been Director, since 1975, of Witness Inc., a comparative religion research organization. As a writer of some thirty books and manuals (see John Ankerberg, The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses (1988: Harvest House), I can appreciate a good book on Mormonism.

I think Donna's work is somewhat unique in the style of her presentation. As I was reading the book, I felt like I was in her home listening to her personally. Not many authors writing on counter-cult subjects accomplish that. This alone--the easy readability--is worth much more than the price of the book. Donna spends her time explaining the key point in all counter-cult witnessing false spiritual authority (p. 16).

For years I have hoped that writings on cults would focus more adequately on the essentialness of this. For me, the key point was her stress on the cult's reliance on Smith (pp. 88-89). If he falls, so does Mormonism. I believe Donna knows how to prepare Christians to deal with cults.

I especially write to you because Donna has informed us that she is writing a series on the cults with the same methodology that she has employed in the above work. I am greatly looking forward to reading her study on the Jehovah's Witnesses, even more so since our ministry specializes on that cult.....

In this post-modern age in which we live and at the time when inclusivism is on the rise against the Gospel of Christ, the Christian public needs this book and a series of books that deal with the cults in the very style that Donna has employed....

Finally, the most important point for me to make about the writing of Donna Morley is that the message of Christ is explained in a way that will bolster the faith of Christian readers by encouraging them to be real "witnesses" for Jesus--even to the Jehovah's Witnesses.....

Blessings in Christ,

—Duane Magnani
Director, Witness Inc.


“At last! A book that not only exposes the misleading doctrines of Mormonism, but shows Christians how to share the real Jesus with her Mormon friends. I highly recommend it to any Christian who struggles with questions about Mormonism, or just wants to reach a friend who desperately needs the truth.”

—Cindi McMenamin

Women’s Bible teacher, national speaker

Author of When Women Walk Alone

“This book is good news for two reasons: first, it will help you witness with loving discernment to your Mormon friends and visitors. Just imagine not having to hide when the doorbell rings! And second, it can help you bring the saving message of Jesus Christ to a toiling and weary soul attempting to reach heaven through Mormonism.”

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Biblical counselor, national speaker,

Author of Women Helping Women

“I started recommending What Do I Say to Mormon Friends and Missionaries? before I finished reading it! I really like the style. It feels like ‘light’ reading, yet is as thoroughly documented as a research paper. It is a wonderful balance of suggestions for asking ‘gentle’ questions of my Mormon friends and visitors, as well as the theological essentials with Bible references. I am cutting out the ‘Mormonism Fact Sheet’ so I can put it in my Bible near the front door!”

Claire Blackwell, The Master’s College

“What a well–written book! I found it easy to read and thoroughly researched with well–organized thoughts. The fact sheet will be valuable to me for years to come. Donna wrote thoughtfully, with care and compassion. I was very impressed with her knowledge, insights, and how clearly she expressed herself.”

Christine D. Anderson, Editor, Lifeway Church Resources

“Donna has a good formula; this book is fascinating, clear, and well outlined for easy referencing. I even caught my pastor–husband reading it twice! I will be able to approach my next encounter with a Mormon with more confidence. I look forward to her future books!”

Meg Glass

Missionary and Pastor’s Wife, France

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