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10 Inspiring Books by Non-LDS Writers

The LDS book market is a publishing force to be reckoned with, with hundreds of new titles by LDS authors being published every year. Elder Orson F. Whitney said in 1888, “We will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. … In God’s name and by his help we will build up a literature whose top shall touch heaven. …”

But The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by no means has the corner on inspiring titles. Here are 10 books by non-LDS writers that teach Christian values, inspire faith and teach of the power of the human spirit. They will help improve readers’ lives.

1. “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” by Lynn Vincent and Todd Burpo

This near-death experience account chronicles the experience of Colton Burpo, a 3-year-old boy who survived an emergency appendectomy and came home with an extraordinary tale.

2. “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom

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