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The Restoration began in the spring of 1820, when Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a grove of trees in upstate New York. Joseph had questions, and Jesus had answers.

That was 200 years ago. As the Restoration enters its third century, the world has new questions. A loving God has answers. In Restoration, scholar and author Patrick Mason reflects on what it means for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to participate in the ongoing Restoration.

Every generation must rediscover the gospel anew, and this audiobook breathes new life into well-worn terms and phrases. What does it mean to restore Israel? How can a church with less than one percent of the world's population be true? What baggage have we picked up these past two centuries, and how do we move forward with confidence, relevance, and impact?

The Restoration was intended to bless all of our heavenly parents children, especially the marginalized and vulnerable among us. This audiobook will inspire and challenge you to rethink, recommit, and respond to God s call to the 21st-century world.

©2020 Faith Matters Publishing (P)2020 Faith Matters Publishing

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Excellent and important read!

This book discusses the need for progress within the Church and beautifully aligns with scripture and doctrine. It is a wonderful reminder that God loves the world and that the Church is global. Most members do not live in Utah, where the Church is headquartered. The need to focus on what God has asked of us far exceeds what we think of as culturally correct within the state or even US boundaries. This book discusses how we must set aside our prejudices, including racist and misogynistic beliefs and practices, to do the work of shaping a young Church in the ways our Heavenly parents have called upon us to do - with and for love.

Excellent, thought provoking book.

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The Woke Gospel According to Patrick Q. Mason

Mr. Mason's pedagogical approach in this work is fine, if you enjoy being preached to like a freshman in Sociology 101.

The authors critique of church history and gospel theology is done through the lens of post-modern literary criticism and ideology. For most readers, they are totally unaware of how they are being manipulated and exploited in this process.

For the reader, it's like showing up to a gun fight with a butter knife.

I find it not altogether coincidental that Mr. Mason fails to disclose his underlying political and philosophical agendas embedded in his critiques of the church, all while sprinkling in gospel references when it suits his arguments and simultaneously disclosing historical facts which don't line up with the woke narrative of our social justice warrior ethos in order to shame readers into submission to his ideas.

For Mr. Mason, Heavenly Father is Woke and you better get with it too - you sexist, colonist, white nationalist! Think of it like critical race theory for Mormons.

In post-modernist philosophy, there is no place for the Church at all. Most academics, like Mr. Mason, are proponents of this recent philosophical trend acknowledge there is no "ultimate truth." His undisclosed philosophy promulgates, "an attitude of skepticism, irony, or rejection toward what it describes as the grand narratives and ideologies associated with modernism, often criticizing Enlightenment rationality and focusing on the role of ideology in maintaining political or economic power."

Without disclosing the philosophic underpinnings of Mr. Mason's arguments, most LDS members will read or listen to the book have no clue of the underlying intent, which is antithetical to the Gospel, leading away from wholeness to the nihilistic dead-end of all non-believers.

It is sad that rather than finding the power and truth contained within the restored gospel and how it answers contemporary personal and societal challenges, Mr. Mason offers a brave new world, where the church plays a marginalized role in the vineyard of competing narratives and groups grabbing for influence and power.

Mr Mason and academics of his ilk want to "reimagine" a new theology for us while they solidify their power within the political, ideological and culture wars within our country - a war which they created. They depend on your ignorance and good will in order to manipulate and exploit your sense of justice in order to reach their desired outcome of control.

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Disappointing

Some excellent concepts and insights, as usual from this author, I usually love his writings. However I found the spiritual and political mix of this book, and the device of Mason speaking as if he were God at the end very off putting. I’ll hope for better efforts from him in the future.

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Interesting

It is very well written and offers faithful guidance and inspiration for the future.

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Ten stars!

Everyone who wants to know her or his place in the world, or in the universe, or in eternity should read this book, and then read it again! It is exactly what we should all be doing! I want to stand up and cheer right now! God loves us because we are his children! And so does our Mother in Heaven! YES! our Mother in Heaven! We are their children! They love us and want to see us succeed. And I love them!

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Life changing

I want everyone I know to have this book. It is so powerful and mandates soul searching.

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Not fair Mormon level apologetics, thank goodness

Patrick did a great job explaining what's going on and what could happen going forward. let's hope it's true. at times it felt a little fair mormon esk but by no means that tachy and off putting
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Fantastic insights for our day!

Very well read by the author. incredible insights for our day. highly recommended to read

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Thank you for writing this book!

We read Planted last fall and it helped us work through the complicated work of parenting 4 young adults and 2 teenagers who love to put everything on the kitchen table at dinnertime. Meaning, our dinners are full of conversation as well as food. The conversations around our table were complicated, sensitive, and frustrating, but over the past few years we've helped to turn them. They're now healing, tear filled, and faith strengthening. Still the topics are challenging, and complicated. May we all get there and help each other get there. Faith can be grow and thrive alongside doubts, just like the veggies and weeds in my garden. May we trust in the Gardener. Your books have truly helped. God Bless.

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The Most Needed Paradigm Shift Ever!

To use a construction analogy, Patrick Mason hits the nail on the head! This short book is the most powerful read you never knew you needed. Few words are minced. Every sentence is delivered with love laden urgency. PLEASE read this book.