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I agree that How Wide the Divide is probably the best of it's type. Other attempts have been made since, but I don't think they really measure up to the benchmark set by How Wide.

Others I've read:

Bridging the Divide, Robert Millett and Rev. Greg Johnson.

This book is a pleasant read and both authors are scrupulously polite, respectful, and supportive of each other (while still maintaining key disagreements). It's a good book for exploring how to cultivate interfaith relationships. It's a bit light on doctrinal debate though since both authors tend to tiptoe around those issues to some extent.

Depending on your personality, you may enjoy this book more. If you want a theological debate, look elsewhere.

"Claiming Christ" by Robert Millett and Gerald McDermott.

I found this book very frustrating to read. Mostly because the book cannot seem to make up its mind what it wants to be - mostly due to the apparently different motives and aims of the authors.

Millett approaches the book almost exactly the same as he approaches "Bridging the Divide." He comes to bear testimony, express his convictions, seek for commonality, and extend an olive branch.

McDermott, by contrast, comes to the book looking to pick a fight along the lines of "How Wide the Divide." I mean, McDermott is respectful and everything. But it is clear that he means to "have it out" with an informed Mormon.

But Millett isn't playing. The result is satisfying for none. Evangelical readers will feel like Millett is being evasive and calling for a superficial kumbaya session while sweeping important differences under the rug. Mormons, on the other hand, will come away feeling like McDermott is picking on them and being unduly combative.

"How Wide" and "Bridging" work because they pick an approach and stick with it. "Claiming" fails because it cannot make up its mind what it wants to be.

Don't get me wrong though. "Claiming" is a worthwhile read, and you will learn something. It's probably required reading for anyone who does Mormon-Evangelical debate/dialogue.

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