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I have a friend who will soon be re-baptized after being excommunicated. I would like to get him a book that is appropriate to his age and the fact that he has successfully worked his way back from the spiritual darkness his bad choices led him to.

Can someone help me with this? Thank you

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I assume you mean an adult book rather than the baptism books made for kids or new converts? Does it need to be specifically about baptism or just an uplifting spiritual book about overcoming adversity and/or sin?

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I have a friend who will soon be re-baptized after being excommunicated. I would like to get him a book that is appropriate to his age and the fact that he has successfully worked his way back from the spiritual darkness his bad choices led him to.

Can someone help me with this? Thank you

Haow about Deseret Book store?

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I assume you mean an adult book rather than the baptism books made for kids or new converts? Does it need to be specifically about baptism or just an uplifting spiritual book about overcoming adversity and/or sin?

You assume correctly. An uplifting spiritual book about overcoming adversity and/or sin. Yep, that is what I would like.
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I have a friend who will soon be re-baptized after being excommunicated. I would like to get him a book that is appropriate to his age and the fact that he has successfully worked his way back from the spiritual darkness his bad choices led him to.

Can someone help me with this? Thank you

Unless you have read such a book yourself, and found it efficacious in your own path, I don't see how you can know if the book you finally give will do what you want it to or not. It seems that you are just worried that your friend will slip back into old ways, and you want to do everything you can to avoid that. You feel a need to DO something. Just showing confidence in them in little, regular ways is probably more effective than the gift of a book that you only have on recommendation but have never read....

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Unless you have read such a book yourself, and found it efficacious in your own path, I don't see how you can know if the book you finally give will do what you want it to or not. It seems that you are just worried that your friend will slip back into old ways, and you want to do everything you can to avoid that. You feel a need to DO something. Just showing confidence in them in little, regular ways is probably more effective than the gift of a book that you only have on recommendation but have never read....

Actually I am looking for a spiritual book to give him (he is in his 40's) as a pat on the back aka Atta Boy You Did Great! I Am So Very Proud Of You.

I can't be there at his baptism, if I were I would give him a hug, pat on the back and high five him. Then take him out to dinner. I am so far from being worried he will slip -

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Just for the record, He went to his Bishop and Stake President, confessed of his sin and requested excommunication. Knowing full well that was the path he had to take for full repentance. Only his Bishop, Stake President, the First Presidency, his wife and himself knows exactly what his sin was.

I am just so very proud of him, for the steps he has taken. Repeat: He has instigated, knowing that he sinned and he chose to repent and accept the consequences.

I wanted something more than just a card - something more than an email saying Atta Boy, Way To Go.

EllenMaksoud, your suggestion is a good one. Calling Deseret Book and asking if they have any suggestions. Thank you

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Maybe Brad Wilcox's The Continuous Atonement and The Continuous Conversion. (Haven't read the first, still working my way through the second ...)

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I have a friend who will soon be re-baptized after being excommunicated. I would like to get him a book that is appropriate to his age and the fact that he has successfully worked his way back from the spiritual darkness his bad choices led him to.

Can someone help me with this? Thank you

I can't see that you've mentioned his age, Iggy, yet you suggest that is likely a significant factor.

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I have a friend who will soon be re-baptized after being excommunicated. I would like to get him a book that is appropriate to his age and the fact that he has successfully worked his way back from the spiritual darkness his bad choices led him to.

Can someone help me with this? Thank you

IMNSHO the last thing he needs right now is anything which reminds him that he screwed up what he needs right now is to be treated as if what ever happened everyone has now forgotten and he can move on. And if he has to go through the bureaucratic nightmare we call the restoration of blessings, then he needs your prayer that he has a Bishop and a Stake. President who have clue what they are doing.

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How about a brand new set of scriptures --- there is a new edition coming out in a couple of months. and he may not have the latest version, or want to start fresh in his markings.

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I have not read his book suggested by Don above, but Hyrum Smith spoke to us while I was in the MTC back in the mid-80s, and he was the mission president of a good friend of mine prior to his excommunication. I have a son who was excommunicated a couple of years ago and is working his way back.

I am ordering the book to give to my son.

Thanks, Don

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I have a friend who will soon be re-baptized after being excommunicated. I would like to get him a book that is appropriate to his age and the fact that he has successfully worked his way back from the spiritual darkness his bad choices led him to.

Can someone help me with this? Thank you

Is he interested in history and any more academically oriented works? If so, the FAIR bookstore has a nice collection and most books in it are good and hopefully excellent books (I do admit that when a clearance book up that was fun or not so academic as our usual, but also much cheaper our bookstore manager would grab some for fundraising purposes as well as to appeal to family members that tagged along to the conferences or to give as gifts, so I would still see if you can find a review of any book you want to purchase even on our site :) ). There are a number of GA and spiritual guidance books as well including a few that might be appropriate on the front page (I think they are there due to there being a special on them, wasn't paying that close of attention).

Whether or not you buy them from us (we do try to have lower prices when possible and keep our shipping low), it is still a good place to get ideas:

http://bookstore.fairlds.org/

add-on: perhaps in celebration of his being able to attend the temple again (I am assuming this will be true when he is rebaptized...or do people have to wait a year...but even if he has to wait a year, perhaps to help him anticipate it more) a book like this one: http://bookstore.fairlds.org/product.php?id_product=1411 would be appropriate. I have not read this one, but have heard positive things about other books she has written. Here is her MST page for an example of her writing: http://mormonscholarstestify.org/882/wendy-ulrich

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