Deception by Design

The Mormon Story

by Allen F. Harrod



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781449727963
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781449727970
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9781449727987

About the Book

Deception by Design

  • provides a comprehensive study of Mormonism;
  • exposes the surprising source of Joseph Smith’s “conversion” story;
  • reveals the immense influence of others on Smith’s beliefs;
  • equips evangelical Christians with principals for witnessing to Mormons.


“Allen Harrod has written a wonderfully helpful and insightful book on Mormonism. It is both original in its research, as well as in its offering helpful conclusions and applications regarding the nature and history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

—Dr. R. Philip Roberts, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Deception by Design represents the best book I have seen in terms of explicating the beliefs and theology of Mormonism and at the same time providing superb approaches to presenting the claims of Christ to Mormons.”

—Dr. Paige Patterson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

About the Author

Allen F. Harrod is a retired Baptist minister. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and has earned a doctor of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia.