Religion

 

If you didn’t put two and two together by seeing that I went to BYU for school (or you didn't check out my Random Tidbits page), I’ll just spell it out. I’m Mormon, aka a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It’s a huge part of who I am and I am an avid reader of religious texts. So, I thought here might be a good place to recommend some of the most important books about religion I've read. But before I get to the list, I do want to say that I truly, deeply, and without question believe there is a God, that we are His children, and that He loves us. I believe wholeheartedly in the LDS church and that it is the path back to our Heavenly Father.

 

And just in case you take offense to anything I'm saying here (where it's religion in general or my religion specifically), I would like to say that I'm 100% open to discussing my beliefs with people, and you should feel free to contact me. However, that is only an invitation to those really wanting to discuss things (as in willing to have an actual conversation). If you want to just bash me, my beliefs, or religion and God in general, don't bother. I love, love, love debating and discussing differences in opinions (diversity is a great thing, after all), but absolutely hate fighting and contention. Debate and discussion require two parties exchanging ideas and listening to each other. No matter the end result of that discussion, we should both walk away respecting the other. It's fine to disagree; it's not okay to tear others down. So, if you can agree to that stipulation and want to discuss things, then please reach out to me!

 

The Book of Mormon

The Bible

Doctrine and Covenants

The Pearl of Great Price

Gospel Principles

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Not My Will, but Thine by Neal A. Maxwell

Restoring Virtue by Emily Hope

Power to Become by David A. Bednar

The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball