Read Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Developmental Map Online Free - “Faith crisis” is becoming a common term for many in the Mormon Church. But what if we understood faith crisis as part of the natural cycle of spiritual growth; a breaking open to make room for new life and new faith? Join Thomas McConkie in a soul-expanding exploration, where the latest research in developmental psychology meets the Mormon doctrine of eternal progression.
|Title||:||Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Developmental Map|
|Number of Pages||:||158 pages|
January 07, 2016
For my goodreads friends who know me in real life, I am not in a faith crisis! Jeez! I listened to a podcast with the author and I was intrigued, so I read the book. I love books about psychology and religion and talking about people's religious journeys, so of course this book really appealed to...
August 16, 2016
McConkie has written a wise and compassionate book for Mormons using his background in developmental psychology.
His thesis is simple: eternal progression is a real thing. As adults, he argues, we may experience a number of "developmental stages" that affect how we understand ourselves and how we...
August 01, 2016
Brilliant and useful - nearly essential for many of us - to helping make sense of our experiences in the LDS faith and culture.
There are too many keen and helpful insights to quote, but I didn't get past the introductory pages before I felt my soul resounding, "yes! These are great words for how...
December 04, 2017
Using the lens of adult developmental psychology McConkie has expounded the topic of Mormon Faith Crisis in an easily accessible, deeply inclusive way. In fact, what most people see as a "Crisis" he subtly shifts to identifying as a "Faith Transition". This resonated with me, and I'm sure many re...
October 12, 2016
This should be required reading for every ecclesiastical leader (I'm buying one for my Stake President post haste.)
Don't let the McConkie name fool you. (Or the Wirthlin attachment.) This author's connections are not simply a nod to "Mormon Doctrine."
In fact, the Thomas portion of the author's n...
March 18, 2016
This book was everything I wasn't expecting. It gives language, guidance, perspective and insight into an otherwise unexplored and misunderstand process of growth. It is a simple (though, for me, mystifying) exploration into adult psychological development as viewed through the lens of Mormonism....
June 11, 2016
The best part of this book is open acknowledgement of the faith crisis going on in the Mormon church. I appreciate McConkie's sentiment that the church needs "to be more permeable, to integrate emergent perspectives and beliefs rather than distance" itself from members who are questioning. Throug...
January 30, 2016
If you or someone you love is going through a faith crisis, I recommend this book. It is specifically written for the Mormon audience, but has application to just about any religion. The author deals with adult developmental stages, especially in relation to faith development. Apparently, humans...
October 23, 2017
It seems sort of unfair to only give this book 3 stars when it had a substantial impact on my sense of who I am. Perhaps I'm too critical, which might explain why I terrify some of my students. However, it seems to me that a minimum requirement for at least 4 stars is a well-enough organized narr...
April 10, 2017
A short, thoughtful, and nuanced look at faith (in the LDS Church) through the lens of adult developmental psychology. It is one of those admirably succinct books that can be read in a few hours, but provide enough meat to want to be re-read and re-read.
It is written both for those who feel they...