SOURCE: The Foundation for Christian Studies

The Foundation for Christian Studies

April 16, 2009 09:15 ET

Foundation for Christian Studies Director Eric Shuster Announces Release of His Latest Book, "Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest"

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - Eric Shuster, the Founder and Executive Director of The Foundation for Christian Studies (FCS), today announced the release of his latest book, "Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest." Published by Cedar Fort, "Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest" is a captivating story of conversion from Catholicism to Mormonism with comparisons of 40 key doctrines. The book describes a unique journey from deep faith and involvement in the Catholic Church to unreserved adoption of the doctrines and faith practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"This is not just the story of Eric and Marilyn Shuster's religious journey; it is the story of the journey of all devout truth seekers," says Mark L McConkie, author and Professor of the University of Colorado. "Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest" is by no means an anti-Catholic polemic, but an account of how two people found in their Catholic spiritual roots the way to a rich harvest among the Mormons. "We left nothing behind. We took our Catholicism with us, all that it had meant to us and still means to us, and found a place where it could blossom into something entirely unexpected. In the end, becoming Mormon was like walking into the next room," says the author, Eric Shuster.

The Shuster's experience reflects the encouragement given by the late prophet Gordon B. Hinckley who said in a London News Service interview in 1995: "We recognize the good in all churches... We say to everyone: live the teachings which you have received from your church. We invite you to come and learn from us, to see if we can add to those teachings and enhance your life and your understanding of things sacred and divine."

"Catholic Roots, Mormon Harvest" is immediately available at Amazon,,, and a variety of storefront and online book retailers nationwide.

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