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The Challenge of Honesty: Essays for Latter-day Saints by Frances Lee Menlove
by Frances Lee Menlove
edited by Dan Wotherspoon
Signature Books, 2013
Cloth: 978-1-56085-225-4 | eISBN: 978-1-56085-320-6
Library of Congress Classification BX8656.M46 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.332

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the inaugural issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought in 1966, Frances Menlove bravely wrote: “The very nature of the Church demands honesty, which is inherent in its mission to seek truth. What are the motives behind dishonesty? Perhaps it is the desire in everyone to protect that which they love. If one admits to past disasters, misdirection, failings, then it is possible to wonder if the Church is not in some way faltering now. But if we believe that truth and knowledge have limitations, we must welcome diverse opinions, even criticisms. Only by honestly receiving and scrutinizing all positions can we come close to an understanding of the truth.” 

These words remain as fresh and bracing today as they were nearly fifty years ago. The sixteen other essays and devotionals in this collection, some published here for the first time, are equally bold, exposing injustice masked as God’s will. They contain an underlying theme of personal integrity and striving for spiritual transformation. They stand perceived wisdom on its head in the same way that scripture so often does. Readers will want to share these essays with family and friends but will also find the concepts again and again occupying their own private thoughts.
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