Though heralded by church members as “the truest, most inspiring book on Earth”, The Book of Mormon is more than a little lacking when it comes to helping us become better people. Believing that it’s making you a better person is one thing (what are people extracting from the plagiarism, racism, repetition, and unrealistically huge wars that I’m missing?), but I’m very dubious that this so-called book of scripture is actually changing anyone outside of the brainwashing that occurs when we make religious text reading a ritual. (I suppose some people may feel that they are more loving or something because of their religious texts, but you don’t need a book of scripture to become more loving!)
I’ve found reading to be extremely therapeutic and helpful at combatting anxiety, depression, and other emotions that 2016 human beings all feel regularly. It’s also a wonderful relief from the stresses of leaving a high-demand religion, so I want to share some of my book recommendations with you all. As always, we’re too poor not to include affiliate links, so turn off your ad blocker so you can see them!
MY BIGGEST RECOMMENDATION!
(May be more enjoyable for those who understand the plight of being female)