February 21, 2016

Patrick Mason in Deseret News regarding his new book ‘Planted’

Author writes ‘Planted’ intended to help those struggling with doubts
By Trent Toone
Deseret News, February 20, 2016

At a time when some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are dealing with doubts and uncertainty about their faith, a nationally recognized religion professor and active Mormon has published a book intended to help those struggling find practical ways to stay firm in the gospel.

Patrick Q. Mason is the Howard W. Hunter chair in Mormon studies at Claremont Graduate University. His scholarly work has led to recognition and several national media appearances from New York City to Los Angeles.

While most of Mason’s work centers on academic history and religious studies, he recently published a book with a different voice and style for a broader audience. The book, published jointly by Deseret Book and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, is titled “Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt.”

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