When Heaven Feels Distant

by Tyler Griffin

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When our lives seem off course and constantly heading downhill despite our best efforts to keep the commandments and follow the Savior, our knee-jerk response is often to question God's motives, concern, and love for us. Like the Apostles on the stormy sea of Galilee, we may wonder, "Why does the Master sleep?" Why does God seem to keep His distance when we need His guidance most?

Tyler Griffin, an associate professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU, strives to offer hope and perspective to those who feel isolated and distant from heaven, especially when those distant feelings are compounded by confusion, frustration, and deep hurts that spread over time. This book seeks to reaffirm and fortify faith in Christ amid the storms of life, and to help readers find a true sense of connection with the almighty God of the universe, who holds worlds without number in His hands, but holds you and your loved ones in His heart.

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Size6 x 9
PublishedDeseret Book 2017

About the Author

Tyler Griffin

Tyler J. Griffin is an associate teaching professor in Brigham Young University’s Department of Ancient Scripture. He joined the BYU faculty in 2010 and loves the opportunity this job gives him to interact with over 1,000 students each semester and to present at Education Week every August. Before coming to BYU, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering and master’s and doctorate degrees in instructional technology. He taught in the seminaries and institutes for fifteen years, where he also trained potential seminary teachers and developed an online home study seminary program. Tyler cofounded and co-directs the BYU VirtualScriptures.org Group, which produces immersive digital learning tools for enhancing scripture study. He and his wife, Kiplin, are the parents of ten children.

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I love this book!
By , Submitted on 2019-07-19

This book had some amazing insights into the gospel, it was extremely uplifting and helpful with things I was going through while I was reading it. Definitely a book to use a highlighter as you read as well!

By , Submitted on 2018-02-18

This book to best of my memory. is the most insightful book I have ever read save the Book of Mormon only. Tyler Griffin does an amazing job of job of helping the reader to see this life with an eternal perspective.

By , Submitted on 2018-01-23

I loved reading this book. My copy is liberally painted with yellow highlighter. Tyler is a gifted teacher/writer and will become a favorite author for many. His skillful use of seemingly ordinary events in the lives of real people help us understand how the Lord works in our lives. All of us have felt that heaven is distant at times. Tyler correctly teaches us that heaven hasn't moved. We have a Divine Father who is proactively pleading with us to make the small changes necessary to effect the "Mighty Change" in our hearts and in our lives. This book is a good read for the young, the mature, the faithful, and those wishing to become faithful.

By , Submitted on 2018-01-07

Tyler has long been one of the most gifted teachers in the Church. He has now joined the ranks of the best authors.

By , Submitted on 2018-01-02

I Listened to this amazing book and wanted to take notes or highlight many parts...so this is how I know I have to own the book...when there are profound thoughts or ideas that I want to reference again! I love reading and have read a lot of books! This is one I will be giving to friends, family and neighbors! Inspiring read - my favorite!

By , Submitted on 2017-12-29

I absolutely loved this book! The author has a great narrative voice and I loved how reading this book became a faith promoting experience for me. This is one of those books that I want everyone I know to read because the message is so powerfully and needed so badly in this day and age!

Found much needed answers to my prayers
By , Submitted on 2017-12-05

While I was reading this book I found much needed answers to my prayers. It taught me so much more about some scripture stories. So much so that I actually pulled out my scriptures and studied that chapter again and it had new meaning. I know the intent of this book isn't scripture study. But I appreciate they fact that it help me apply the scriptures to my life, especially at a very needed time.

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