Books

These books have been very helpful for many addicts and their spouses and are highly recommended reading.

  • Line Upon Line Precept Upon Precept: A Workbook Approach
    Rod Jeppsen
    A wonderful resource for those with sexual addictions or even for those who are called to counsel with them. It is a jumping in place for those who have tried to white knuckle thier way out of sex addictions only to keep failing time and again, promise after promise, prayer after prayer. This book will teach you to give your will to the Lord and he will set you free of the addictions of life through the attonement.
  • Turn Yourselves and Live--Is Any Thing Too Hard for the Lord?
    Rod Jeppsen
    Rod Jeppsen takes you on a healing journey with this new book called "Turn Yourselves and Live--Is Any Thing Too Hard for the Lord?" This is a user-friendly workbook to help members of the church who are struggling with a compulsive sexual lifestyle or for individuals who are trying to help someone get out of the behavior. The book addresses all types of compulsive behavior and includes scriptural references, quotes by General Authorities and excerpts from the Ensign. The book helps the reader to identify the root problem, get out of denial, distinguish the difference between irrational thoughts and rational Christ-centered thoughts and how to defuse "trigger points" in a Christ-centered way.
  • Lord I Believe; Help Thou My Unbelief
    Rod Jeppsen
    Rod W. Jeppsen has written two books to help LDS members surrender compulsive sexual behaviors. This book is for a family member who is trying to deal with the discovery that their loved one is viewing pornography or engaged in other compulsive behaviors. How can the wife deal with her pain once she learns that her husband is addicted to ography?
  • Clean Hands, Pure Heart: Overcoming Addiction to pornography Through the Redeeming Power of Jesus Christ
    Philip A. Harrison
    In this Book, author, Philip A. Harrison relates his journey out of addiction to pornography into recovery and freedom. He explains: "like Paul and Alma the Younger, who also spent a portion of their life in serious darkness and were delivered from it by Christ Himself, I am willing to allow my life to be an example of someone the Lord has rescued from 'the darkest abyss.'" Using the scriptures and teachings of Church Leaders, Phil leads us through the process of coming unto Christ and having our burdens lifted. For those who have struggled with sexual addiction or any other overwhelming challenge , as well as for those who care about them, this book offers welcome help, guidance and hope.
  • The Miracle of Forgiveness
    Spencer W. Kimball
    In his earthly ministry, Jesus preformed many miracles. In particular, he healed numerous diseased and disabled bodies. But perhaps his greatest miracle was the healing of people's souls- the forgiveness of sin. Jesus still offers that miracle today, and on the same terms as formerly: sincere repentance. This book is a penetrating explanation of repentance and forgiveness that is illuminated with a bright hope for those who are searching for peace and security. It is a landmark work that has spoken with authority and insight for thirty-five years, bringing to bear President Kimball's rich experience and the inspiration of his calling. Elder Richard G. Scott, in his October 2000 conference address suggests reading the last two chapters first.
  • The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes
    James L. Ferrell
    How is Christ the answer to a strained relationship with child, parent or sibling? What if I am being mistreated-- what does the atonement say about that? How can I discover the desire to repent when I don't feel the need to repent? These are the challenging questions of daily life, the questions to which the gospel must provide an answer if it is to have living, cleansing, redeeming power.
  • Drawing on the Powers of Heaven
    Grant Von Harrison
    Exercising the faith required to call upon the powers of heaven involves a very specific process. In order to be proficient at exercising faith, you must understand the process thoroughly and then learn to apply the process in your daily pursuits. These tapes will help you understand the process required to pull down the powers of heaven to bless your life. When you successfully follow this process, you will be able to call upon the powers of heaven to assist you in realizing your righteous desires.
  • Worth of a Soul: A Personal Account of Excommunication and Conversion
    Steven A. Cramer
    This is a superb narrative of the consequences of serious sin, and the joy of redemption through the Atonement.

  • Believing Christ
    Stephen Robinson 
    Stephen Robinson illustrates the power of the Savior as he uses analogies and parables, as well as scriptures and personal experiences in this moving book. "Mortals have finite liabilities," he explains, "and Jesus has unlimited assets." By merging the two, exaltation can come. As long as we progress in some degree, the Lord will be pleased and will bless us. We must not only believe in Christ but also believe him-believe that he has the power to exalt us, that he can do what he claims. People will better understand the doctrines of mercy, justification, and salvation by grace after reading this book.
  • He Did Deliver Me From Bondage
    Colleen C. Harrison
    This book has been used as the main workbook in meetings of the LDS 12 Step organization, Heart t' Heart, and has been used by LDS Family Services in their drug and alcohol program (SARS-Substance Abuse Recovery Service) for the last 4-5 years.
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  • Choose to Be Alive
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  • Choose to Change
  • Choose to Be Different
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    — Russell M. Nelson

    General Conference, October 1988