Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
The OCD Mormon: Finding Healing and Hope in the Midst of Anxiety Paperback – September 12, 2017
|New from||Used from|
"Ali: A Life" by Jonathan Eig
Ali: A Life is a story about race, about a brutal sport, and about a fascinating man who shook up the world. Learn more
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Reading The OCD Mormon is an experience that has residually carried me to a greater sense of empathy and love for those dealing with mental illness. In the few weeks after reading, I have recommended the book to numerous people and recounted Kari's experience and advice within my community. In a culture that so often shies away from candid talk about what living with a mental illness entails, this book was pivotal in my understanding, which in turn is pivotal in my desire to love and help those who bravely live with mental illness. Kari has done an incredible job in being honest, gentle, generous, and practical about her story and experiences with OCD, in particular as it relates to her religious life as a Mormon. I sincerely hope this books reaches many people, regardless of having a mental illness or not. It seems a vital part in cultivating the body of Christ to learn to better understand others as well as ourselves.
--Ashley Mae Hoiland, author of 100 Birds Taught Me to Fly
The OCD Mormon is much needed book for Mormons who struggle with scrupulosity, OCD, or other mental health matters and for those whose family members are experiencing these problems. The personal story here is heart-breaking and hopeful at the same time, and the explanations of how to heal are clear.
--Mette Ivie Harrison, Huffington Post religion blogger and author of The Bishop's Wife
Kari's book reaffirms what I have learned to expect from her: fearless openness about a topic few are vulnerable enough to spell out and the unwillingness to let her or others like her merely suffer through it. Every person, whether they have OCD, or know someone with OCD, or just want to understand others better through a gospel lens, should add The OCD Mormon to their list of required reading.
--Brittany Watson Jepsen, founder and creative director of The House that Lars Built
About the Author
KARI FERGUSON is a mental health advocate and blogger who lives with OCD. She is the woman behind theocdmormon.com, encouraging openness and dialogue about mental health and faith. She is a contributing writer for The Mighty, a popular online resource for mental health and disabilities, and has written freelance for other publications including Utah Diners Guide, World Art Glass Quarterly, and Desert Saints Magazine. Kari received her BS from BYU in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership and her MA in Sociology from the University of London. After returning from her LDS mission to Washington DC South, she taught Writing for Mass Media and Media and Society courses at Utah Valley University.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Also, I found this book a helpful conversation starter with those struggling with OCD, as I could ask how their experience related to the authors. This allowed us to talk in a comfortable way about some topics that I am not sure that we would have been able to otherwise.
The unique insights the authors provides relative to her understanding of LDS doctrines and culture added important value to this book. There are a lot things the author writes about that will be familiar to many, but have been unspoken. For those in LDS leadership callings, I think this book helps to personalize some experiences common to many that they serve.
If you have interest on this topic, I think this book is worth your time.