A new book by an eminent Latter-day Saint psychologist guides the reader on a journey of self-improvement. This LDS approach to counseling and personal mental well-being uses gospel principles and the results of solid research. Explanations and exercises in each chapter provide tools to make positive and lasting progress toward eternal potentials. In the fall 2003 BYU magazine, Richard Cracroft calls this book "an inspiring, refreshingly practical, and motivational book."
Hundreds of books on self-improvemnt have been published, but some of the ideas in these books conflict with Church teachings and might even do more harm than good spiritually. This book, on the other hand, has been organized and written for Latter-day Saints by Dr. Allen E. Bergin, who recently retired after 27 years as a Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University. Many other highly regarded LDS professors and counselors, including Sally Barlow, Daniel Judd, and Kenneth Mattheson, have contributed materials to this book. Chapter titles include "Sacred and Secular Views of Human Nature," "Eternal Identity and the Mortal Overlay," and "Agency verses Impairment."