Challenges are a necessary part of mortality. But as author M. Catherine Thomas points out, the suffering that accompanies challenges can be lessened and our joy increased through a more informed faith. Her concepts of "spiritual lightening" suggests that spiritual principles and powers can both enlighten minds and lighten burdens.
Practical as well as refreshingly insightful, this book illuminates many of those principles. Working from a base of solid gospel scholarship and personal experience, the author discusses such topics as the difference between self-confidence and confidence in God, overcoming spiritual discouragement, women and the priesthood, separating fear from love in parenting, and healing through repentance. This thought-provoking book points the way to deeper understanding, personal peace, and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I found this to be an outstanding book with in-depth essays covering important topics and day-to-day concerns as we live the gospel. I keep it on my bedstand to periodically reread. Her insights are pertinent and cutting. From "Enduring Marriage" to "Agents of Healing" and "Premortal Election and Grace," I truly find this to be spiritually lightening every time I read it. I highly recommend it...frequently.
I found this book to be very informative and helpful in dealing with emotional problems as well as understanding scripture passages. I would love for this to be available in audio format.