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How a Mormon unexpectedly was led to the Catholic Church

Carmel Communications

Faithful Mormon divulges intimate details of growing up Mormon
and discovering the truth

SAN FRANCISCO — Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the Mormon church, Jeremy Christiansen did almost everything that was expected of him, including going on a two-year mission trip to Argentina. But when he started having doubts about the church of Joseph Smith and took an intimate look at the true story of the church’s founding, the floodgates opened and his search for truth took on an exceptional intensity, ultimately leading to the Catholic Church. FROM THE SUSQUEHANNA TO THE TIBER: A MEMOIR OF CONVERSION FROM MORMONISM TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (Ignatius Press) is a riveting story of growing up in the Mormon church and how one man’s quest for what is true led him unexpectedly to the Catholic Church.

Christiansen was born and raised in the small Mormon town of Blanding, Utah, and lived his life as an active Mormon. He is a lawyer who lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and six children. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 2018.

In FROM THE SUSQUEHANNA TO THE TIBER, readers will learn about intimate details of the Mormon faith, their rarely discussed rituals and practices, how they conduct mission outreach in foreign countries, the expectations of men and women and, through Christiansen’s extensive research, the true origins of the faith involving folk magic, seeing stones and the sexual escapades of Smith. To say Christiansen’s world came crashing down after he discovered the truth about Mormonism would be an understatement. FROM THE SUSQUEHANNA TO THE TIBER is not an expose about Mormonism but rather one man’s journey of searching for the truth and finding it within the Roman Catholic Church.

“A compelling testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit in the search for truth, Christiansen provides fascinating insights into Mormon beliefs, culture and practices,” said Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, author of Behold the Man: A Catholic View of Male Spirituality. “A beautiful reminder of Christ’s teaching that the truth will set you free to become the person who God created you to be.”

For more information, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview with Jeremy Christiansen, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or [email protected]) of Carmel Communications.       

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