Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Best Self-Help Book
My husband is a therapist. We have more than one bookshelf full of "self-help" books. I know they serve a great purpose in this world and are very valuable. I also know that there are some other "self-help" books that are even more valuable because they teach of the One who is the ultimate therapist, the ultimate life coach, the ultimate physician, the ultimate healer - Jesus Christ.
"...he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind. to set at liberty them that are bruised." (Luke 4:18)
These other self-help books are known as scripture - The Old and New Testament and also the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price. Our Father would never send us to earth without doing all in His power to help us find our way Home again. He will NEVER force us, but He has done, and continues to do, all that He can to help us, His children.
The Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know this to be true. It is a powerful witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ and how necessary He is to our eternal salvation. There is a power contained in this book and in the Bible that can and will help us in EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF OUR LIVES, if we will just open its pages and read its words.
It is the ultimate self-help book from the Master who knows exactly what kind of help we need.