I am blogging this so as to remember that I want to read these two books. And here is why:
New perspectives can be self-perfecting, leading to heightened understanding of our own obstacles.Or so writes the author of this brief, but not short, review, Ashby Boyle.
I am all about looking for new perspectives.
One book is about the Apostle Paul or else a delivery of two diverse attitudes about Paul's theology. Salvation with or without works? I wonder if the treatise includes the amazing works of Paul and his mission? Will have to read the book to find out.
The other recommended read is regarding the late scientist, Mormon educator, and theologian, Henry Eyring, Sr.'s book, Reflections of a Scientist. Did Eyring come to his faith through intellect, despite intellect, or because of intellect? A question I will consider when I have read the material.
One thing is for sure, I will be glad for the day when our latter-day faith takes media from the foreground of its concerns as if millions were asking us to explain, defend, or justify our beliefs. Who is the target of that media buzz? The membership themselves? Thoughtful, sincere individuals will seek the truth and we will not hide it from them. The light on the hill is not the press, the Internet's light shining through the night, nor the didactic tweet of member trolls. That Light on the Hill is Jesus Christ, our Savior, as represented by our example and our living of the basic truths of His gospel.