The Infinite Atonement is rapidly becoming a classic, as it offers what may be the most comprehensive treatment of the Atonement in our day. With clarity, testimony, and understanding, Tad R. Callister teaches us rich and wonderful truths about this “doctrine of doctrines” and elevates our spirits as we contemplate the perfect love of him who gave us all that we might receive all.
About the Author
Tad R. Callister was sustained October 1, 2011, as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Three years earlier he had been called to the Second Quorum of Seventy, having previously served as president of the Canada Toronto East Mission, as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy, and as a member of the Pacific Area Presidency. Before his call to full-time Church service, Elder Callister was a practicing attorney. He and his wife, Kathryn Saporiti Callister, are the parents of six children and grandparents of twenty-four.
The best explanation of the atonement available anywhere.
by William - reviewed on December 07, 2006
This book is the most thorough examination of the atonement I have read. Bro. Callister writes in a very clear, precise and logical style, reflecting his legal background. He presents a case and lays out the basis and reasoning leading to his conclusions. What is truly unique and refreshing is his exploration of several theories to explain why the Savior was required to do what he did and how his acts can redeem the rest of us. He courageously goes beyond the point where nearly all LDS thinkers concede they simply do not understand. Bro. Callister does not pretend to understand completely, but he leads us closer to that goal than any other LDS author including Elder Talmage.
An Important Work
by Phil - reviewed on May 17, 2009
Elder Callister presents the Atonement with humble and compelling clarity. Although predating Elder Holland's beautiful conference address on the Atonement in April 2009, this work serves as a most satisfying follow up. This work does not draw attention to itself, but brings together the scriptures, inspired words of the Brethren, and other inspired writers to shed light on the Atonement.
A beautiful assessment of the Atonement
by Kelly - reviewed on December 30, 2011
I first read Elder Callister's book about a year ago and immediately began suggesting it to members and non members alike. I have started reading it for the second time and gave a copy of it and The Inevitable Apostasy, also a great read, as a Christmas gift to a dear brother. I would heartily endorse the reading of either of these books. Kelly