Planted: Belief and Belonging in an age of Doubt, by Patrick Mason – Book Notes

Planted is written for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Particularly, it’s for long time members who have questions about church doctrine and teachings, or otherwise struggle with faith in Jesus Christ and his kingdom on earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mason is a brilliant man, and the book is quite enjoyable if you have or know someone who has religious doubts, in or out of the LDS church, and even when it comes to believing in God in general.
Mason gives a non-dogmatic approach to his subject, and is very respectful of current social issues.
The book treats hard topics like race, feminism, agnosticism, apostasy, atheism, church history, the role of prophets, and others.
Mason points out which issues are important and which are just side shows. When reading his book, one thinks about technical issues, as well as issues of charity which are most important.
For specific detail on main difficult subjects, he points the reader to the official LDS “Gospel Topics Essays” which have been released by the First Presidency of the Church which give official facts about these important and trying issues. They can be found by 
clicking here or at this link There are about 15 of these essays.

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