Book Description: There are many hotly debated issues about which many people disagree, and where common ground is hard to find. From evolution to environmentalism, war and peace to political partisanship, stem cell research to same-sex marriage, how we think about controversial issues affects how we interact as Latter-day Saints. In this volume various Latter-day Saint authors address these and other issues from differing points of view. Though they differ on these tough questions, they have all found common ground in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the latter-day restoration. Their insights offer diverse points of view while demonstrating we can still love those with whom we disagree. Praise for Common Ground--Different Opinions: [This book] provide models of faithful and diverse Latter-day Saints who remain united in the body of Christ. This collection clearly demonstrates that a variety of perspectives on a number of sensitive issues do in fact exist in the Church. . . . [T]he collection is successful in any case where it manages to give readers pause with regard to an issue theyve been fond of debating, or convinces them to approach such conversations with greater charity and much more patience. It served as just such a reminder and encouragement to me, and for that reason above all, I recommend this book. Blair Hodges, Maxwell Institute
After all these conversations, do we actually find common ground here? Is there some place or idea upon which these sometimes opposing views can come together and meet? Each author has ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each author expresses herself or himself clearly, succinctly, confidently and courteously. They are one in community, but they are not one in opinion. And when those differing opinions are expressed thoughtfullyand received respectfullyas they are in Common Ground, the community is enriched and there is room for growth on all sides. Laura Compton, Association for Mormon Letters Contributors to this volume: Bob Bennett Kent R. Brooks Sariah Cottrell Richard Davis Eric A. Eliason Daniel Fairbanks James Faulconer Robert L. Gleave David Grandy Kristine Haglund George B. Handley David A. Jensen Robert Millet Nathan B. Oman Taylor G. Petrey Steven L. Peck Justin F. White Camille S. Williams Marleen S. Williams Richard N. Williams Larry Wimmer Bruce Young Margaret Blair Young
Common Ground-Different Opinions was published by Greg Kofford Books, Inc. in October 2013. The ISBN for Common Ground-Different Opinions is 9781589585737.