Alma the Younger’s story from the Book of Mormon is well-known, as is his essential question: “And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?” (Alma 5:26). In this spiritually insightful book, author David T. Morgan examines Alma’s sermon closely, breathing humor and life into familiar scripture figures, while offering profound insights into how we can combine self-reflection with a study of the scriptures to improve and maintain spiritual power in our lives. Through amusing and heartwarming personal anecdotes and powerful psychological insights, Dr. Morgan shows the importance of remembering our spiritual experiences, and increasing them through charity, humility, and gratitude. He identifies unique insights from the story of Alma the Younger, and helps the people of the Book of Mormon become more relatable and inspiring. As you read and apply the principles in this book, your testimony will grow in your mind and your heart, and you will increase your feelings of hope and your desire to be more like your Savior.
Nephi, that great hero of the Book of Mormon, is often viewed as a pinnacle of devotion: steadfastly faithful, profoundly spiritual, and unwaveringly obedient. But the beautiful passage of scripture often referred to as Nephi’s Psalm reveals that, like all of us, Nephi faced his own inner struggles in this mortal existence. His heartfelt introspection demonstrates that amid the trials of life, discouragement can burden us all but it can also be overcome. In My God Hath Been My Support: Seven Keys to Understanding and Enduring Personal Trials,author David T. Morgan looks to the words of Nephi’s Psalm to offer an inspiring message of hope and a loving call to action. Featuring tools and ideas on how to overcome adversity, increase feelings of selfworth, and endure the ups and downs of mortality, this scripture-based roadmap to a more fulfilling life is a joyous invitation to learn from Nephi how to transform sorrow into joy.
All of us experience anxiety to varying degrees—whether you feel anxiety all of the time, or only occasionally during stressful situations. In Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Through Gospel Principles, Dr. Morgan delivers an insightful look into human psychology and how we can overcome anxiety through thought work and trusting in God. This book will give you specific, applicable tools—both psychological and spiritual—including mindfulness, visualization, thought work, and coping strategies that offer immediate solutions readers can apply to their lives, as well as teaching how feelings of love and confidence can empower those who struggle with anxiety. With a foreword by popular speaker John Bytheway, Peace Be Unto You is a book that you’ll reference again and again, whether you’re facing anxious feelings, overcoming obstacles that anxiety creates, or trying to help those you love deal with anxiety.
Change requires intentional action. While understanding anxiety is the first step to successful anxiety management, action is a necessary second step. In this workbook and companion text to Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Through Gospel Principles, Dr. Morgan provides practical exercises and thoughtful questions to help you implement anxiety management techniques. You’ll study and analyze scriptures to find gospel truths that increase peace, in addition to finding ways to apply those truths to your own life. As you prayerfully and sincerely complete the recommended exercises, you’ll likely experience an improved understanding of what drives anxiety symptoms and an added measure of peace and confidence in your life.
I have two daughters with extreme anxiety and depression that are receiving medication for their condition, and as a result, I have had many anxiety induced moments dealing with them. This book and its principles have brought me peace as I have tried to incorporate into my life. Definitely a life-changer! Thank you!
I loved this book. At a time in my life when I am struggling with multiple issues on many levels, the author assisted me in finding much needed insight and perspective. Each key concept is excellent and the questions for self reflection, when sincerely addressed, have brought me to a new level of understanding. I'm truly grateful for this book and highly recommend it.
I've had trouble understanding what my child is experiencing. Having read this book, I now can imagine what leads up to an attack, and what they're experiencing during an attack. It's written in a way that benefits all of us, using examples from the scriptures that we've read together for years (and giving us a new way that we can liken the scriptures to us). Now we can focus together in a more hopeful way on learning to "change the way we think so we can change the way we feel," as his book teaches.