Of Faith and Reason
In the early 1800s, many people criticized the Prophet Joseph Smith for his prophecies and revelations; today, several evidences prove that Joseph was right.
Michael Ash, a well-known LDS apologist, explains why it is useful, and perhaps even necessary, to combine reason with faith in our testimony of Joseph Smith. He reminds us that although secular evidences can't replace a spiritual witness, they can support a testimony and provide an atmosphere where a spiritual witness can flourish.
Using scholarly journal articles and ancient Jewish and Christian writings, Ash provides evidences that show how the Book of Mormon is a true account of an ancient people, how LDS scriptures are consistent with the traditions and culture of ancient Israel, and how the doctrines of the Church accurately reflect the teachings of Christ. Ash writes clearly and simply, providing numerous resources to foster further study.
With over 80 evidences, this book is an excellent resource for those seeking more information about Joseph Smith and his works.
By Andrea, Submitted on 2017-06-25
This book is AMAZING! I first learned about it through the Fair Mormon podcast that featured interviews with Michael Ash where he goes over each chapter and highlights the main points. I liked it so much that I ended up buying the book. I also love to give it as a gift. This book takes scientific, archaeologic and historic "evidence" that supports Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Most of the information is truly astounding. I don't need these kinds of evidences to confirm that the Book of Mormon is true, but it sure is faith promoting and testimony building to learn how many evidences exist that support the Prophet Joseph Smith. This book is a must read. It's also nice because each chapter or section is really short. It's not even something you necessarily need to read in order or cover to cover. You can just pick it up and read a section and be amazed.