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Six Young Members of The Church Write a Teen Self-Help Book

It is tradition to set goals for the new year. We’ll Seek the Lord Early is an insightful self-help book written with teens for teens to help them do just that.

Six young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in the creation of this book, now available on Amazon.

We’ll Seek the Lord Early, a new book by Annette Bonner, helps teens live the gospel. Photo courtesy of Joy Beyond Measure Books

We’ll Seek the Lord Early, a new book by Annette Bonner, helps teens live the gospel. Photo courtesy of Joy Beyond Measure Books

We’ll Seek the Lord Early lists these questions: “Have you ever felt left out, alone, unworthy? Do others around you seem happy and successful while you struggle to keep the commandments and live the gospel? Is there any way you can live the gospel more fully and seek the Lord’s guidance and blessings and feel worthy of His love?”

The book’s six collaborators address real-life teen challenges by their own specific examples in the book.

Written workbook style with room for the reader to participate by filling lined pages in each of the sections with answers that help them personally, the book asks, “What drives you? What would you do with your last 30 days?”

Other topics in the book take teens through coming-of-age situations: “Your Title of Liberty,” “Dating,” “Dating II: When Relationships Happen,” “Frien-couragement,” “Fam-couragement,” and “Seeking the Counsel of the Lord.”

One of the teens involved in the book, seventeen-year-old Katelyn Draney, shared what she hoped to get out of this project: “I hope to come to realize all the good that I do and to stop beating myself up. I also hope to draw closer to Christ and strengthen my testimony of Him. I might learn how to find myself and live every day like it’s the last.”

Corbin Muhlestein, 17, says about the project, “I feel I can gain more clear insights of what I am supposed to do here on earth, or what my particular mission in life is. I see this project as an opportunity to help me grow and change for the better. Being a teenager today is not easy and I hope I can help my fellow teens to make it through the rough times.”

We’ll Seek the Lord Early is published by Joy Beyond Measure Books and is available on Amazon.

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