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SPONSORED: Former RS president chronicles journey away from faith ... and back again

July 02, 2012
source: LDS Living

Coming Home: A Mormon's Return to Faith

Susan Swann tells about her painful separation from the LDS church and her uplifting journey back to faith. Sounds like a cool story.

A former Relief Society president and bishop's daughter from pioneer stock, Susan N. Swann never imagined she'd leave the Mormon Church. But then she found herself divorced, penniless -- and losing her faith.

In Coming Home: A Mormon's Return to Faith, author Swann details her painful struggle leaving the Mormon faith for 15 years and her uplifting journey back home. Swann's first book, she shares the intimate details and personal relationships that helped her reconnect with her roots and find her religion once again.

"My purpose in sharing my story is a simple attempt to reach out to those who may also be struggling, or to those with family members who may be struggling," says Swann. "It’s meant ultimately to be a message of hope, gratitude, and love. It’s filled with people who held on to me as I struggled for years to get my bearings. This was neither a quick nor painless process for those who loved me. I’d like to think it was worth it in the end."

"Coming Home" is a message of hope and love. Swann hopes her spiritual self discovery will be an optimistic message to others. She focuses on the positive -- in the time she was away, more than 4 million members joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon faith becoming a major world religion. Swann is proud to be a part of that.

You can learn more about Swann's book through her website, returntofaith.org . It is available for order on amazon.com in the US, the UK, and Europe and is available at LDS bookstores. If you don’t find a copy at your favorite store, ask them to order one for you.

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