The Infinite Atonement

by Tad R. Callister

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"Some things simply matter more than others," writes Robert L. Millet in his foreword to this landmark book. "Even some doctrines, though interesting and fun to discuss, must take a backseat to more fundamental and foundational doctrines. It is just so with the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Atonement is the central act of human history, the pivotal point in all time, the doctrine of doctrines."

With The Infinite Atonement, Brother Tad R. Callister offers us what may be the most comprehensive, yet understandable, treatment of the Atonement in our day. He thoughtfully probes the infinite scope of this "great and last sacrifice," describing its power and breadth and explaining how it redeems us all.

Using the scriptures and the words of the prophets, Brother Callister explores the Savior's divinity and the depth of his love for mankind. He explains the blessings that flow from the Atonement, providing insight into the resurrection, repentance, and the gifts of peace, motivation, freedom, grace, and exaltation. He explains the relationship of justice and mercy and the importance of ordinances. Through discussing the effects of the fall of Adam and our individual sins, he reminds us in a powerful way of the incalculable debt of gratitude we owe Christ for his unparalleled offering.

"An attempt to master this doctrine requires an immersion of all our senses, all our feelings, and all our intellect," Brother Callister writes, "Given the opportunity, the Atonement will invade each of the human passions and faculties....The Atonement is not a doctrine that lends itself to some singular approach, like a universal formula. It must be felt, not just 'figured;; internalized, not just analyzed....The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most supernal, mind-expanding, passionate doctrine this world or universe will ever know."

With clarity, testimony, and understanding, The Infinite Atonement 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 all that we might receive all.

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Audiobook NarratorNathan Wright
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About the Author

Tad R. Callister

TAD R. CALLISTER was serving in the Presidency of the Seventy and as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy when he was called as Sunday School general president in April 2014. Brother Callister received a BS in accounting from Brigham Young University, a JD from the University of California-Los Angeles, and an MS in tax law from New York University Law School. He spent most of his professional career practicing tax law. He is the author of the best-selling books The Infinite Atonement and The Inevitable Apostasy. He and his wife, Kathryn Louise Saporiti, are the parents of six children.

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Wow! Just Wow!!
By , Submitted on 2017-02-15

This book is so deep! It explains the atonement in so many ways and on so many levels that I had never known! I have the hard copy of the book but I also listened to the audio book. If I had to choose between the two I would get the hard copy of the book. There is just so much that you have to read this book over and over again to absorb it all. The audio book was very very well done, but there is something about being able to hold the book in your hands and take notes in a journal and visualize it better. This is a book you could read over and over again! It is a great resource for talks and questions you may have. It is a book that will always stay on my bookshelf! I recommend it for young adults and adults!

Superb and intense work on the Atonement
By , Submitted on 2016-12-18

I loved this book. It is a deep doctrinal dissertation on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I read it slowly over a few months, just taking it a chapter at a time and highlighting and pondering. It had great questions and queries and was very satisfying and inspiring. I was moved to tears at times as I thought about the words written, and my love for my Savior has grown as I've pondered everything the author wrote about in this great work. I highly recommend this one. I will read over it again and skim my highlighted portions for inspiration in the future.

Defining in very real detail
By , Submitted on 2016-10-12

This work is eye opening in the level of depth that has been taken to dive into a subject that we all face throughout life. The very care taken to breakdown a topic that is the heart of our personal work for salvation and for teaching others how to approach the preparation for the life long journey of challenge with the natural man for salvation, this is a must own for your bookshelf.

Best book on the Atonement other than the scriptures.
By , Submitted on 2016-05-20

An excellent treatise on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Probably the best book other than the scriptures I have read that explains and discusses the meaning, blessings, and application of the Atonement. I would highly recommend it for new and lifelong members of the Church, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about this central doctrine of the Gospel and central act of history.

Clear, logical and reassuring.
By , Submitted on 2016-01-07

For a subject that can be challenging to tackle at the best of times, The Infinite Atonement is a refreshingly sequential analysis of the more salient aspects of the Atonement. When I talk about the Atonement with people, I usually don't know where to begin. This piece is easy to digest and, for want of a better term, starts at the beginning and stops at the end. The analysis is not only comprehensive, but heartfelt and the author's love for the Saviour is evident. This read will inspire you to build your foundation upon the rock. It inspires, reflection and godly sorrow by its tender analysis without harsh words. I felt prompted by the sincerity of the author's approach. Highly recommended read for anyone searching for a straight-forward yet comprehensive and deep account of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It will explode your testimony.

Detailed and fulfilling
By , Submitted on 2015-11-02

I, like so many church members had a simple working knowledge of the atonement. I knew that Jesus had died so that we are able to repent of our sins and live again with our Heavenly Father. I am so grateful for this fine book that explains in such great detail how much more there is to the atonement than that simple detail. Since reading this book, I have felt much more inspired to participate in religious discussions and even share my faith with others. It is true that with a deeper understanding of the atonement comes a desire to share the gift with others. I would recommend this book to anyone from the young deacon just beginning religious studies to the most knowledgeable and faithful. This book will teach you or make you think of aspects of the atonement you had never contemplated.

The most complete possible on the Atonement!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

A must have! Here is why. Brother Callister is so thorough that as you really harken to his words, you are filled with hope and a how to apply the Atonement. The book is so all-encompassing that the messages bring such great joy and leave you with a deep desire to be faithful in all things and be a little better each day!

I just purchased six copies of this book for my grandchildren.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The Infinite Atonement and Jesus the Christ are my two favorite books next to the scriptures. I was awestruck with the depth of the Atonement as explained by Elder Callister. I tell everyone what an Excellent book it is. I think I will go read it again. :)

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

One of the best books I have ever read!! I love how Elder Callister helps bring so many different dimensions to The Atonement that I have never thought of before. Best quote of the book so far, "One of the ironies of life is that we acquire love as we GIVE it away." I love it.

Each Chapter is Powerful!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

In our gospel doctrine class I recommended 4 books that I believe everyone in the church should read after they have read all of the books in the scriptures. The first was Jesus The Christ by Elder James. E. Talmage. The Infinite Atonement by Tad Callister is second on that list. Amazing book. I had to read each chapter one at a time and put it down for a few days to ponder over it. I felt the spirit each time I read and found the doctrine to be clear and accurate. If you are interested the other two books I highly recommend are The History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith-another great read with the perspective only a mother and woman could give and Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses by Richard L. Anderson. Enjoy!

Opened my eyes
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

When I was on my mission I was really interested on learning as much as I could about the Atonement, and so my mom sent this book to me. Not only did I learn as much as I wanted to, but it helped me put my life a little more in harmony with the gospel, and took away my desire to sin. I have so much more appreciation for my Saviour and what He's done for me. I am much much closer to Him than I was before

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is absolutely wonderful. It is easy to read, but still took me a long time because it is so deep and I was writing down so many thoughts and new understandings. I suggest this book to anyone who wants to strengthen their testimony of Jesus Christ and His atonement for us.

Super great
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

There are occasionally those books in life that change permanently the minds and hearts of those who read them. Such is the case with Tad R. Callister’s great work, The Infinite Atonement.
Callister’s literary work is both motivational and faith empowering to the Christian reader, as well as insightful and thought provoking to the professed atheist. Anyone who reads it will gain a better knowledge of the important role Jesus the Christ plays, in both the Christian world and our modern day, as one of the great religious leaders of all-time.
This literary work teaches of the fundamental doctrine of all dominant Christian belief, the atonement. According to Robert L. Millet in his foreword to the book, “Some things just matter more than others…. The atonement is the central act of human history, the pivotal point in all time, the doctrine of doctrines.” Callister begins by explaining this concept and further by showing, and reinforcing through scriptural text, that the atonement of that carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, is far reaching and infinite in its ability to save both those who were born before and after the meridian of time.
The book is loaded with profound insights into the soul of what the atonement is. In the Author’s own words, “An attempt to master this doctrine requires an immersion of all our senses, all our feelings, and all our intellect.” I must agree that it will challenge the understanding of most and require some soul-searching moments of the reader’s day in order to grasp how it is that one man could perform such a heroic act that would, and does, affect all mankind.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the most thorough treatment of the atonement that I have ever read. After reading and highlighting passages over the first 1/3 of the book, I realized I needed to read it again with my scriptures open and adding commentary into the margins for future reference. It will definitely be a book that I re-read several times in the future.

This book should be in every Christian's library
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Wow!I can honestly say I have never read a more amazing book on the Atonement in my 36 years of being a Christian! I am a newly baptized member of the LDS Church and still have so many questions about LDS doctrine and this book has answered a lot of them. Tad R Callister explains things so simply, but with such depth and beauty.I am so excited about this book I tell every Christian I know about it, regardless of their denominational affiliation, as I believe every Christian could only benefit from the truly inspired insights, on the Atonement, contained in this book.

A top shelf book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

There are LDS classics and it would not surprise me if this book becomes one. It has an excellent chapter on the gifts of the Spirit and the exalting and perfecting power of the Atonement. The gifts are essential for our development. If you understand that relationship, it maps out a journey more thrilling than any other earthly adventure could offer. This is a must read book.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a MUST READ for Latter-Day Saints. It left me quite speechless. The most powerful book on the subject of the Atonement I've ever read (aside from the scriptures.) Amazing!

Thank you, Elder Callister!

The most powerful treatment on the atonement in book for written to date
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Other than the scriptures there has not been a more powerful book written on The Atonement written to date. One cannot help but feel the power of the Spirit as he digests the information contained within its pages. Indeed the greatest treatise ever written on the atonement. While we cannot comprehend the depth of the atonement this little volume comes pretty close to delivering what one would need to strengthen his testimony.

A real eye-opener!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

In reading this book, I feel like I have been on a journey of great significance, interest, and joy. My heart, my knowledge, my hope have all been expanded.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to make a serious study of the Atonement. You will not be disappointed.

Andrea Sloop

One of the most important books you'll ever read...
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

A friend gave us this book and it has been one of the most significant books I've ever read. It deepened so much my understanding and appreciation for the Savior's atonement.

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