Find peace and hope with the June LDS Living Book Club Pick


If you were to pick a few words to describe heroes in the scriptures, what would you choose? Chances are the list might include words like courageous, faithful, true, or obedient. Less likely options would be worried, fearful, depressed, or anxious. However, these words, just like the words on the first list, also describe our scriptural heroes.

John Hilton III, author of The Founder of Our Peace, recently did a “5-Minute Fireside” with LDS Living and explained how when we have feelings like worry, fear, depression, or anxiety, we are not alone.

“Peace has always been elusive and, it seems like recently, it has become even harder,” Hilton said. “About thirty years ago, President Ezra Taft Benson said, ‘We live in that time in which the Lord spoke when He said, “Peace shall be taken from the earth” (D&C 1:35).’ Now it’s true that finding peace isn’t easy, but there is a way to find peace.”

This month, LDS Living Book Club is going to explore finding peace as we dive into Hilton’s new book, The Founder of Our Peace, with special giveaways and videos with the author throughout all of June!

What This Month Holds

  • eBook giveaway
  • Weekly videos with insights from the author
  • Ask Me Anything Q&A with the author

Stay tuned to the LDS Living Book Club Instagram for details!

About LDS Living Book Club

Each month we choose a new book to read together. Joining is easy! Simply follow @ldslivingbookclub on Instagram for reading reminders and details about our live Q&A with the author.

About the Book

Over the past few years, Google searches for "anxiety" have increased by 50 percent and news headlines state that worry, stress, and depression are on the rise. Have you noticed this increase in your life or the lives of those you love? These challenges may be spreading, but they are not new. The scriptures speak of those who were "depressed," "greatly afraid," "worried," and experiencing "great anxiety." The scriptures also tell us that the solution to these struggles is found in Jesus Christ, "the founder of peace" (Mosiah 15:18).

Christ wants us to feel peace, hope, and even joy—and He alone is the source of true and everlasting peace. Through scriptural insights, personal experiences, modern psychological research, and illustrations, The Founder of Our Peace offers Christ-centered patterns to help us combat these challenges and invite greater peace into our lives today. New understandings of powerful scriptural phrases and stories will deepen your hope in the Savior. You will find strength in Jesus Christ to help you and those you love walk the path of peace. Available now at

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