When You Can't Do It Alone

by Brent L. Top

When You Can't Do It Alone

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It's easy to trust in the Lord when everything's going your way. But what happens when you experience challenges and difficulties that leave you so spiritually exhausted that you can't see God's hand in your life? As a newly called mission president, author Brent L. Top experienced a severe emotional and spiritual crisis. Desperate for help, he discovered that knowing where to turn is not enough; we must allow the Savior to rescue us.

With remarkable candor, this gospel teacher shares a deeply personal story as he describes six essential ways to survive whatever trials we face. With compassion and understanding, he offers practical suggestions on how to stay focused on Christ and take hold of His outstretched hand when the storms of life are raging. This insightful and encouraging book is a must for anyone dealing with adversity.

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We All Have Challenges
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

There are many members who seem to have it all together, but this book is another reminder that we all struggle with challenges to varying degrees and at different times. When the author was serving as a mission president, this leader for hundreds, lost hope that he could do what was required of him. Digging deep to pull himself up, we can learn how key the Savior is in making us whole. Love this book, would recommend it to everyone!

Most authentic struggle with depression and the atonement that I have ever read
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have read many books on depression, the atonement, grace etc., but none have struck me the way this one did. Dr. Top's experiences with depression as a mission president were told with such authenticity and love for the Savior that I couldn't put it down. His inspiration and counsel came from hard core experience and pain, and the truth behind his words could not be more heart-felt. I have spent thousands of dollars on therapy and self-help books, and had a life-altering experience with this book. I am thankful for the author's courage to share such profound pain and healing on such a public level. I have already shared the book with several friends. Definitely a worthwhile read.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This really hit home, as I have struggled with depression myself...I appreciate the author's honesty in sharing his struggles with the readers. The book made me stop and realize that maybe I wasn't letting the Savior help me through my burdens like I thought I was. I am glad to have read it and will heed its advice in the future.

About the Author

Brent L. Top

Brent L. Top is a professor and the chair of Church history and doctrine at BYU, where he has also served as associate dean of Religious Education. Brother Top has written numerous books, including co-authoring LDS Beliefs: A Doctrinal Reference, and is a popular speaker at BYU Education Week. He served as mission president of the Illinois Peoria Mission and is currently serving as a stake president. Brent and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of four children and live in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

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