I'm participating in a blog tour of a wonderful new book by Sharla Goettl titled Spiritual Resilience: Leading our Youth to Go and Do.
The title resonated with me because I'm currently facilitating the Emotional Resilience course in our ward. The concept of resilience is empowering. If widely embraced by Latter-day Saints, resilience will help change the world. I recently discussed this on my How to Zion blog and Sharla Goettl has provided important insights into how to help youth acquire resilience in their lives.
The challenges faced by the youth in the Church today are well known. One of the best ways to help them become resilient is by relating to them by discussing the questions they have. Instead of providing rote answers, we encourage them to develop resilience by answering their questions themselves.
Sharla shows the way to do this by organizing her book with a series of questions that everyone can relate to. For example, Chapter one discusses these two:
How can I spiritually prepare for a future I can't predict?
How did Nephi's parents support him in becoming what the Lord needed?
The end of each chapter includes a brief summary and note-taking area that encourages readers to interact with the book. This is similar to the technique used in modern Church curriculum, including the Come Follow Me manuals, that is so effective in helping readers engage with the content and incorporate it into their lives.
Although the book's subtitle refers to youth, the concepts and examples Sharla includes in Spiritual Resilience are relevant and applicable to everyone.
I highly recommend this book!
For more information, go to:
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Author’s website: www.sharlagoettl.com
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/authorsharlagoettl
* EVERYONE can get a FREE gift at www.sharlagoettl.com Click on the link at the top of the page for “The Goal Maker”.
Past and future participants in the tour.