16 Self Help Books for Mormons

The winds of life can be tumultuous and hard to weather a lot of the time. Here are some inspiring and helpful books to help you organize your life and in doing so draw closer to the Lord.

1. How Will You Measure Your Life?

By Clayton Christensen 

How Will You Measure Your Life? is written by one of the world’s leading thinkers on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen. It’s an “unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life.”

Christensen’s most famous book, The Innovator’s Dilemma was notably the only business book that Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him and is one of the most significant business books ever published.

How Will You Measure Your Life? is written with one goal in mind: help you find your path to fulfillment and deeper happiness.

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2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen R Covey 

Stephen R. Covey is a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and co-founder of FranklinCovey Co. His most popular book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is an international best-seller and has sold over 20 million copies. Covey, a member of the Church, was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Americans.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will help you change the way you look at life, other people, and the way you interact with the world around you. 

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3. The Power of Starting Something Stupid

By Richie Norton 

Fairly new to the self-help scene, Richie Norton has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and other national publications both in print and online. His first self-help book, The Power of Starting Something Stupid won multiple awards across the United States.

The Power of Starting Something Stupid is “a book about courage. The courage to do work that matters and to do it with your heart and your soul." If you’ve ever considered trying something new and outrageous, read Richie Norton’s book and this may be your year to make it happen!

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4. Way to Be! 

By Gordon B Hinckley 

While there are hundreds or maybe thousands of books we could include on this list from leaders of the Church, President Hinckley’s book Way to Be! stands out because of the praise it received outside the Church as a valuable book for teenagers of any faith.

In a review from Publishers Weekly, they said:

“Although Hinckley's chief role is as a Mormon prophet. . . this heartfelt, homespun primer on spiritual values is well crafted for its intended audience of young Christians, Mormon or otherwise.”

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5. Marriage Isn’t For You 

By Seth Adam Smith 

Seth Adam Smith’s article titled “Marriage Isn’t For You” has been read by millions of people around the world. Recently, Seth compiled all the information in the article into a giftable, easy-to-read book that will help you maintain your marriage priorities and make the most out of your relationship with your spouse.

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6. When Times Are Tough

By John Bytheway 

While John Bytheway’s writing is more well-known for LDS teens, his book When Times Are Tough is written for readers of all ages. In addition to identifying five scriptures that will help us get through difficult times, John offers scriptural insights that will strengthen marriages, improve family relationships, build faith, and motivate to action. In his distinctive way, he explains how we can be lifted by the gospel when times are easy and lean on the gospel "when times are tough."
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7.Where Do I Go from Here?: Finding Your Personal Mission as a Young Adult Woman

By Jan Pinborough, Irene Ericksen

"Where do I go from here?"

It's a question almost every young adult woman asks herself in the years following her walk across the stage at high school graduation. What comes next? An education? A full-time mission? Marriage? A family? A career? The choices are not always predictable or easy to make. And with all the obstacles young women face today, it's often difficult to know what is right for your own life and purpose.

In Where Do I Go from Here? young adult women are invited to step back and consider their gifts, their challenges, and the needs in their world and thus discover a sense of their own personal mission. The authors provide down-to-earth advice, spiritual insights, and personal accounts of women who have met these pivotal challenges with success.

This encouraging book will help young adult women feel confident about their ability to make righteous choices suited to their individual circumstances as they discover a personal mission that will sustain them in their journey through life.

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8. Possibilities: Partnering with God to Become Your Best Self

By Kiersten Lortz

Do you feel stuck? Do you wish for a more joyful life than the one you're leading? If the routine and pressures of life have you running on autopilot, it may be time to reevaluate your current course and remember that change begins within yourself—and it takes work! With refreshing insights, author Kiersten Lortz encourages you to stop waiting for things to get better and to expect the best out of life—not for yourself but of yourself. Through inspired gospel teachings and personal experiences shared by women who have also felt stuck, you will be empowered to make the change necessary to claim a more fulfilling and abundant life. Now is the time to transform yourself into a woman of industry and faith. By learning to eliminate negative influences, seek positivity, and create a life of productivity, you can find the strength to take action today.
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