Early Homecoming: A Resource for Early-Returned Missionaries, their Church Leaders, and Family

by Kristen Reber

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When a mission doesn’t last as long as expected, it can be difficult to adjust to the change in plans. But every mission matters to our Heavenly Father. Based on personal experiences and scholarly research, this book helps loved ones, leaders, and returning missionaries navigate through the mixed emotions of an early release for any reason and press forward with faith.

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Size9 x 6
PublishedCedar Fort 2018

About the Author

Kristen Reber

Kristen Danner Reber served a mission in the Philippines from October 2010 to April 2011. Two parasites derailed her plans to serve the expected eighteen months, and she struggled for years with feelings of failure. She graduated from Brigham Young University in April 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English and minors in editing and psychology. She has since become the operations manager for LDS Publishing and Media Association (LDSPMA) where she enjoys working closely with many professionals in publishing and media fields. Kristen also enjoys doing freelance writing and editing work, and most notably has published two articles with the Ensign. When she's not writing or editing, you'll likely find Kristen playing her harp or engrossed in a book. Kristen married James Reber in 2013 in the Utah Manti Temple. They live in Washington state with their two children.

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Early Homecoming
By , Submitted on 2019-03-26

I so appreciate this book! I wish I had it when I was mission age, but it’s still as relevant to me now as it would have been then. What a refreshing addition to the Deseret Book Store.

Insightful book!
By , Submitted on 2018-08-19

I finished reading Early Homecoming and it is phenomenal! Missionaries who return early for any reason, their parents, leaders, and those who love them will especially benefit from reading this book. Included are scholarly quotes, insights and instruction by church leaders, and scriptural references. I loved how this book is so applicable to other challenges and disappointments we experience in life as well. We all experience feeling judged, or needing to refrain from judging. We all need to forgive others (and ourselves), and we all grieve throughout our lives. We all are finding our way and choosing daily whether we will move towards our Father in Heaven or away from him. We all need to find the strength and insight to accept ourselves just as we are, no matter what that looks like, and to embrace the acceptance and understanding our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ always offer us. Kristen's writing is a beautiful combination of research, insights, and inspiration that will serve to uplift all who read Early Homecoming: A Resource for Early-Returned Missionaries, their Church Leaders, and Family.

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