2008: On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide / Vincent DiGirolamo

Celestine Publishing has an announcement about the book “On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide” by Latter-day Saint author Vincent DiGirolamo. It includes brief reviews of the book, and the important notification that the book is now available for purchase in downloadable form.

See the original announcement at this link: http://www.pr.com/press-release/79688

Thanks much,
Steve St.Clair
On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide Now Available Electronically
Celestine Publishing announced the availability of its book, On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide as an electronic download for easier access both locally and internationally.

Raleigh, NC, April 07, 2008 –(PR.com)– Due to positive reviews and the increasing number of international requests, Celestine Publishing (www.celestinepublishing.com) has released On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide as an electronic download in addition to its softbound version.

The following book reviews from people of different faiths were submitted to Celestine Publishing or published on the internet regarding the author’s approach to identify the common ground that exists between members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the rest of the Christian community.

“[The author’s] approach will not only help to clear up misconceptions but will encourage a deeper exploration into these Biblical principles. It is the author’s hope that this will in turn foster a greater understanding of the commonality among those pursing an active meaningful Christian experience. “On Common Ground” has given me insight into a new approach to examining Biblical principles in my own personal Bible Study.” Richard R. Blake, Christian Education Consultant, Midwest Book Review, www.ezinearticles.com.

“The book itself is beautiful. The cover, with its ancient parchment colors, is vivid and eye-catching. But what truly matters is that which is inside. As the author states early on in the book, On Common Ground can be used as a concordance (or topical guide) to understand Biblical topics. But even beyond this, thumb through the book and you will quickly capture just what the author purports… there is much of similarity between Evangelical Christian faith and the faith of Mormons.” C.S. Bezas, Bella Online’s LDS Editor, www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55790.asp.

”Rather than trying to say one side is right and the other wrong, the author decides to show similarities between both and allow the reader to decide which parts to agree with… How is this supposed to work, you ask? The starting point is relatively simple. Core beliefs, principles, as well as values, are shared when one begins a comparison. Conceptually speaking, it works best to begin where both views come together rather than focus on any differences.” Nancy Gail, www.blogcritics.org.

“I just wanted you to know that I truly enjoyed reading this book. The author, Vincent DiGirolamo, is truly insightful. His stories really hit home for me. It was very moving for me when he said, “One day we will all see eye to eye, and it will not matter who’s right or wrong, but that right is right.” I never considered how much different religions had in common. I always heard how one was better than the other. Mr. DiGirolamo helped me realize that it’s ok to be curious, even question another religion, but when you decide to search for similar elements, you will see that you will have a lot more in common than you thought. I am glad he took the approach of helping us look for the Common Ground.” Diana McCullers, NC.

“It has been my experience that the world is often too quick to judge, too quick to misinterpret or distort the uncommon beliefs that exist between men of different faiths. This book is my humble attempt to swim against that tide and help bridge the divide by presenting for your consideration, true principles I believe we share in Christ,” commented DiGirolamo. “But I believe that this approach also sets the pattern necessary to find and better understand the common ground that exists between men and women of all religious persuasions.”

On Common Ground: Bridging the Mormon Evangelical Divide may be previewed at http://www.lulu.com/content/1777341.###


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