Study Material


Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell (Grumpy Review)

The Next Mormons by Jana Reiss (Grumpy Review)

Faith Is Not Blind by Bruce and Marie Hafen (Grumpy Review)

Saints, Volume 1 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Grumpy Review)

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach (Grumpy Review)

Letters to a Young Mormon by Adam S. Miller

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Women At Church – Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact, by Neylan McBain (Grumpy Review)

Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation by Stephen H. Webb and Alonzo L. Gaskill (Grumpy Review)

Evolving Faith: Wanderings of a Mormon Biologist by Stephen L. Peck

The God Who Weeps by Teryl Givens and Fiona Givens

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate by John H. Walton

Joseph Smith’s First Vision – A Guide to the Historical Accounts By Steven C. Harper. (Grumpy Review)

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr (Grumpy Review)

Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe Is Coming Apart by Kathy Escobar (Grumpy Review)

Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation by Stephen H. Webb and Alonzo L. Gaskill (Grumpy Review)

Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo by Michael G. Reed (Grumpy Review)

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton (Grumpy Review)

Prolegomena to Any Future Study of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon by Joseph M. Spencer (Follow-on Article: Joseph Spencer on Isaiah, baptism, and the Godhead in the Book of Mormon)

As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture, Edited by Julie M. Smith

Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament: An LDS Perspective by Richard Neitzel Holzapeel, Eric D. Huntsman, and Thomas A. Payment

The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections On the Quest for Faith by Terryl and Fiona Givens

Women of the New Testament by Camille Fronk Olson

Odds Are, You Are Going to Be Exalted by Alonzo L. Gaskill

Temple and Cosmos: Beyond This Ignorant Present by Hugh Nibley

Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman

How Wide the Divide?: A Mormon & an Evangelical in Conversation by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson

Voices of Hope: Latter-Day Saint Perspectives on Same Gender Attraction- An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays by Ty Mansfield

Mormon’s Codex: An Ancient American Book by John Sorenson

The Vision of Mormonism: Pressing the Boundaries of Christianity (Visions of Reality) by Robert Millet

The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text by Royal Skousen

Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt by Michael R. Ash

Introduction to the Book of Abraham by John Gee

The Inevitable Apostasy and The Promised Restoration by Tad R. Callister

A Few Books On The Shelf to Be Read

Silent Souls Weeping by Jane Clayson Johnson

Flunking Sainthood by Jana Riess

The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister

Interesting Articles

Theosis In St. Augustine by Alvin Rapien

A Convincing Holy Book? Not Possible by Bob Seidensticker

Attendance increasing at theologically conservative churches by Joe Friesen

Mormon Scholars Testify: Ron Hellings

Joseph Smith and The Problem of Evil by David L. Paulsen

No Religion Is An Island by Abraham Joshua Heschel

LDS Gospel Topics Essays


Mormon News Report by Brandt and Jenny

Q.More by Rosemary Card

LDS Perspectives

Rob Bell’s RobCast

Listen, Learn, & Love by Richard Ostler


Mormon Matters by Dan Wotherspoon

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

And others that keep me company on long drives.

Blogs and Information Sites

Ploni Almoni by Stephen Own Smoot

The Interpreter Foundation


Sic et Non, Dan Peterson on Patheos

Sixteen Small Stones

My Other Church

Theology on Tap-Logan, A casual group of wonder friends and presenters. Meetings are coordinated on Facebook.