Glimmers of Hope and Pieces of Joy

This book by therapist Betsy Chatlin explains how Latter-day Saints can let go of guilt and find happiness in their lives. With easy-to-understand text and illustrative stories, Chatlin helps readers find hope as they surrender their burdens to Christ through repentance. 

In one of this book's beautiful lessons, Chatlin explains: "In Jesus' day a plow was either pushed by the farmer or pulled by an animal and steadied by the farmer. If a farmer took his plow and set out to make nice, straight rows, he might make a mistake. In fact, he would definitely make some mistakes. But he could not correct it by looking back. If he looked back, he would not be able to keep the plow moving in straight rows in front of him. This is the intimate and personal Atonement. The Savior tells us not to look back, because He loves us. He wants us to learn from our mistakes and sins and not repeat them." 

Glimmers of Hope and Pieces of Joy will help readers access the grace that "shall be as your day" (William Clayton, "Come, Come Ye Saints," Hymns, 1985, no. 30). How comforting to realize that even in the midst of afflictions, one can feel stirrings of peace.

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