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.

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