The Other Side of Charity

by Lorianne Updike Toler

Other side of charity

Product Rating

eBook SKU 5105215

Save 0
Reg. $7.99
Instant digital delivery to Bookshelf
eBooks and Audiobooks (MP3) are delivered instantly to the Deseret Bookshelf app. They are not compatible with Kindle or other e-reader devices. Digital items cannot be gifted, returned, nor refunded.

Product Description

We live in a culture that encourages and applauds charitable giving and compassionate service. But when we find ourselves in a position of need—as we all do at one time or another—can we accept and embrace the help we require? Accepting charity is often more difficult than giving charity. Like most of us, Lorianne Updike Toler is much more comfortable with the role of giver than receiver. But as the victim of a rare auto-immune disorder, she has spent much of the past thirty years on the receiving end of compassionate service. Her experience with asking for and accepting help has taught her that some of our most significant spiritual progress can come as we allow ourselves to experience the other side of charity.

About the Author

Lorianne Updike Toler

Lorianne Updike Toler is an attorney and constitutional legal historian. She is the founding president of (The Constitutional Sources Project), a non-profit organization that brings together over 19,000 primary sources from the American Founding and earlier, and founded her own constitutional consulting practice, Libertas Constitutional Consulting ( She is also credited with the rediscovery of an early draft of the US Constitution. Lorianne is a Mormon Times columnist, has been profiled on, and has served as a director of public affairs for the Church in the Hyde Park Stake in London. She currently lives in London and is pursuing an SJD, or post-JD doctorate, at the University of Pennsylvania. She is married to T. Lance Toler and they had their first child in March 2013.

View more products by Lorianne Updike Toler


Average rating:

(based upon one review)

"The Other Side of Charity" is remarkable!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

So many of us are taught that charity is the Christ-like ability to give and serve; which it certainly is. However, we forget that Christ Himself was also a great receiver of others' charity, kindness, and service. Finally, there is a book that focusses on and so powerfully teaches this very truth. "The Other Side of Charity" is remarkable! It is extremely well written. It is entertaining, insightful, and inspiring. And it teaches that we, as disciples of Christ, must also develop this "other side" of charity by becoming graceful and grateful receivers of charity given to us by others.

Write a Review