"Written by Brent L. Top"
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The Second Coming: One Crucial, Uplifting Element We Don't Often Talk About

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "Watch and Be Ready: Preparing for the Second Coming" | May 31, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When I was teaching at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies, one of the classes I taught was o...

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Life After Death: 6 Insights into the Spirit World

by Brent L. Top | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In 1990, I attended the annual conference of the International Association of Near-Death Studies, held that...

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Were We Foreordained in Our Premortal Life? A Look into How God's Time and Calls Work

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "The Life Before" | Makes You Think

Everyone who believes in God at all believes that He knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow. But if ...

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3 Crucial Ways to Prepare Spiritually for the Second Coming

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "Watch and Be Ready: Preparing Spiritually for the Second Coming of Christ" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Despite apostolic warnings and repeated admonishments to avoid becoming caught up with Second Coming sensat...

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What People Who Have Visited the Spirit World Wish You Knew

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "What's on the Other Side?" | Makes You Think

One of the most important lessons learned by those people who have glimpsed beyond the veil of death is wha...

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What Does It Really Mean to Speak Lightly of Sacred Things

by Brent L. Top, adapted from "Becoming More Christlike" | Makes You Think

Many years ago when my children were small, my wife prevailed upon me to “be a good father” and buy a swing...

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How We Can Feel Loved Ones on the Other Side of the Veil + the Angels Who Surround Us

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "What's on the Other Side?" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is the first in a two-part series excerpted from Brent L. Top's book, What's on the Other Side.  ...

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What the Spirit World Will Be Like (+ Uplifting Messages for Parents Who've Lost Children)

by Brent L. Top, excerpted from "What's on the Other Side?" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is the first in a two-part series excerpted from Brent L. Top's book, What's on the Other Side. We oft...

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When We Try to One-Up the Lord's Standards: Culture vs. Commandments

by Brent L. Top and Wendy C. Top, Adapted from "Finding Inner Peace: Lessons Learned from Trying too Hard" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Sometimes in an attempt to prove our faithfulness to the gospel, Latter-day Saints create standards that re...

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9 Things You Have Forgotten About Your Premortal Life

by Brent L. Top | Makes You Think

In virtually all of us, there is some sort of innate yearning to know what was before this life and how it ...