We’ve already given you our 8 recommended reads on Mormonism in general, but we figured it would also be helpful to provide some suggestions for healing and growth after you’ve left/are in the process of leaving the church (because not everyone wants to read about church history until their head explodes!)

So we asked our good friend, Mormon Stories creator, and therapist, Dr. John Dehlin for his recommendations! Here’s what he said. (These are affiliate links with Amazon, so we get a small percentage of sales — if that makes you uncomfortable, feel free to shop elsewhere. But as Amazon typically has the lowest prices, if you’d like to help support our site, you should buy through these links. :))


1. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61)

by Eckhart Tolle


2. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

by John Gottman


3. Living the Secular Life

by Phil Zuckerman


4. The Happiness Trap

by Russ Harris


5. Man’s Search for Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

PS. If you prefer listening to books on audio, you can listen to them on Audible. Here’s a free trial for you to enjoy. 🙂


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Zina Jacobs-Smith-Young
Zina Jacobs-Smith-Young
Zina Jacobs-Smith-Young would have been a millennial blogger, but she died in 1901. The wife of Brigham Young, and prior to that Joseph Smith, and prior to that Henry Jacobs, who was sent on a mission by Brigham before he married her, Zina loves writing, long walks on the beach, and playing the field.
  • csteve

    No! Put it back. Where did the article on Jeffs BYU lawyer polygamy baptizing go??

  • fides quaerens intellectum

    Now we’re talking! Great post.

  • Donna Farrer

    I agree! Great post! There are a couple on here I have already read, so I think I am on the right track. I think getting back to happiness is the key, I have recently read Daniel St. Clair’s book The Primal Contradiction. His journey to happiness is so inspirational.

  • wallyfoo

    Mr. Frankl’s book was life-changing. It’s an amazing piece of work.

  • Phoebe Brinkley

    Also ‘Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships”, Steve Hassan’s books, “Raising Freethinkers” for those parents that are like…now what do we tell our kids about life?, and ‘Good Without God’ to help the “apostates” know they don’t have to go morally crazy in order to be an exmormon.

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