"UNBREAKABLE SAINTS: Conquering Life Challenges with a Resilient Spirit," by Glenn E. Richardson, Cedar Fort, $17.99, 240 pages (nf)
One day after his 41st birthday, Glenn Richardson was hit by a car and suffered traumatic injuries to his head, legs and body. The initial prognosis was not very hopeful, but with the care of doctors and the faith of his family and friends, he miraculously survived the horrific experience.
Fading in and out of a coma for several weeks, Richardson experienced a number of events that gave him the resolve to overcome his ordeal and work to help others do the same. "Unbreakable Saints: Conquering Life Challenges with a Resilient Spirit" is the fruit of that labor.
As the author recounts some of the challenges he faced after his accident, he begins to guide readers toward specific truths that he feels will enhance their ability to overcome trials as they travel through mortality. Basing his message on the plan of salvation as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the author highlights steps he believes will assist in the building of an unbreakable resilience in the face of mortal difficulties.
Encouraging readers to look inside themselves and find areas where they can improve, the author guides them along the path that has been laid out in the plan of happiness. Whether inspiring readers to look around their lives for “diamonds” of resilience that already exist or helping them see the true power of the unbreakable soul, Richardson calls readers to continue forward on a successful journey in this physical realm.
Though based on gospel principles as taught by the LDS Church, this book presents readers of all faiths with truths that will help them. Many precepts taught by the author will resonate with those who have faith in the idea that this life is not a singular experience.
Richardson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is well-known for his clinics and teachings on resilience.
Mike Whitmer lives in West Valley City and can be reached at email@example.com.