Monday, July 16, 2012

RE: Book signings and talks by author of “It’s True: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey to Truth in the Mormon Church” 

Contact: Cecily Markland at 
480-507-6570 or 480-444-6590 – cell  

Former Evangelical Pastor Tells of Conversion to LDS Church 

For more than 27 years, as an evangelical pastor, Tom Scott believed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the “Mormons”) was a cult, far from believers in Christ.  
Then, through a series of events, including moving into a “Mormon” neighborhood in Provo, Utah, Tom and his wife, Maggie, had interactions with members of the LDS Church that showed them otherwise. They not only ended up converting to the LDS Church, but Tom has now written a book, recently published by Arizona-based Inglestone Publishing, titled: It’s True: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey to Truth in the Mormon Church. 
“Not in a million years would we have dreamed that this was the plan for us. However the peace that we are experiencing tells us that we are exactly where we belong,” Scott said.  
Of the LDS people, he said, “Get to know them. You’ll be overwhelmed by the love of people that exemplify the love of Christ in a way you can’t even imagine. That’s what drew us to the Latter-day Saints Church.”  
The intent, with his book and with speaking engagements across the country, is not to disparage other religions or convince anyone of the truth of the LDS Church. Instead, he hopes to foster understanding about the nature of the LDS Church as well as create greater unity among all faiths. 
He added, “Many share the scripture: ‘And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.’ However, through this process, I’ve learned it’s only the truth that you KNOW that can set you free, and you must be willing to KNOW that truth for this to happen!” 
His ultimate hope is to encourage all who claim that they are Christians—including those who are LDS—to live in a more Christ-like manner.  
“My heart’s cry is for all church and denominations and their wonderful people. My prayer is that, by God’s grace, they might experience truth in their lives and movements. I know this: the Heavenly Father loves all His children and is always reaching in love to bring unity to His people. 
The Scotts will be in Arizona to share their message on July 20 through 23. They will sign books at Latter-day Cottage in Tucson (7012 East Broadway Boulevard) on Friday, July 20, from 3 to 6 p.m., and will present a book talk in the store at 6:30 that evening. On Saturday, July 21, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., they will sign books at Latter-day Cottage in Mesa (2820 E University Drive). A book talk will be held at 7:30 that evening at Helen Schlie’s Old and Rare Bookstore at 121 Mesa Drive.  
On Sunday, July 22, the couple will speak to a group of single young adults (ages 18 to 30) at 7 p.m. at the Red Mountain LDS Institute of Religion at 7126 E. McKellips in Mesa.  
On Monday, July 23, the Scotts will speak at 7 p.m. at the LDS Church building at 1835 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. Members of all faiths are welcome at any of these events.  
For more about the Scott’s journey, see It’s True is available online at or and in local bookstores.  

Note: Tom and Maggie Scott are available for interviews and complimentary review copies of the book are available to members of the media by emailing:

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