Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question


by David B. Ostler

Available August 7, 2019, in print and ebook. Pre-order your copy today.

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Book Description:

With the advancement of the internet, changing worldviews, and the rising generation of millennials, Latter-day Saints today face unique challenges to faith on an unprecedented scale. Unlike most books written to help those struggling with their testimonies, Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question is geared at helping local leaders and family members better understand the sources of these challenges and how to minister to those affected by them. This ministering is done through building bridges of love, empathy, and trust regardless of whether or not someone retains their belief or continues to participate. Author David B. Ostler, a former mission president, utilizes surveys with local leaders and disaffected members, research from social science and religious studies, and teachings from Church leaders to show how Latter-day Saints can work to better support those who have questions and create church environments where all can feel welcome.

About the Author:

David B. Ostler has lived and served on four continents as a bishop, stake president, mission president, and director of a Church historical site and visitors' center. He has a BUS from the University of Utah and an MBA from Dartmouth College. He is retired from a thirty-year career as a business executive managing domestic and international businesses focused on improving health care through data analytics, consulting, software, and business services. With his wife, they have six wonderful children—some of whom no longer hold basic Latter-day Saint beliefs.

More Information:

Approx. 200 pages
ISBN: 978-1-58958-726-7 (paperback); 978-1-58958-719-9 (hardcover)

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