In today’s Internet world, an increasing number of Latter-day Saints are encountering anti-Mormon information. Since most members don’t have all the answers at their fingertips, LDS-critical claims can be unsettling or create doubt. Some arguments have caused a few members—even active members with strong testimonies—to lose their faith.
You may also be interested in Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt, a book published by the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR). Backed by extensive research and decades of experience dealing with anti-Mormon allegations, Michael Ash explores how we can be both critical thinkers and devout believers. The first half of the book offers suggestions on strengthening our intellectual foundations against challenging issues, including a greater understanding of the inherent limitations of science, history, and even the scriptures. The second half of the book exposes common anti-LDS tactics and engages some of the most frequent criticisms.