Being a blogger has some amazing perks. One of them is sometimes reading fellow blogger's manuscripts before they are published. My friend, Sophia Stone, has written a beautiful book about her spiritual journey through Mormonism.
Here's a brief summary:
Brought up in a religious home, Sophia believes the only way to have a forever family is by following church leaders and obediently choosing the right. She goes to the right school, marries the right man in the right place, and does the right thing by staying home to raise her children. But when she starts asking questions about grace, love, and the nature of God, she realizes her spiritual struggles could rip her family apart.
Joanna Brooks, Book of Mormon Girl author, wrote, “Sophia Stone has a fine eye and a searching heart. Her story of growing up in and reaching through her Mormonism for a deeper, more authentic spirituality reflects all the ways that religion can both keep us satisfied easy answers and push us to more difficult and complicated realizations. We need a hundred more books like this one . . . “
“Sophia Stone captured my attention from the beginning. This collection of personal essays, about questioning the legitimacy of Mormonism after having faith in the religion for the first 30-something years of her life, is not just a controversial quake to a reader’s heart and soul. Stone’s voice is brave, bold and intriguing. And surprisingly relatable to someone who is not religious.”—Jessica Bell, author of String Bridge
Lucky me, I got to read an advance copy of Mormon Diaries. It is superb. Sophia Stone expertly took me by the hand and into her experience through Mormonism. She reveals the joy, questions and ultimate heartache that we all must face if we are looking religion to offer us easy answers. This is an important book for anyone who's struggled with their own spiritual journey.
Here's a lovely trailer too...
You can download Mormon Diaries by Sophia L. Stone from your favorite eBook seller.