Listen, Learn and Love: Building the Good Ship Zion
Author Richard Ostler
The "Good Ship Zion" represents The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and all the good it can bring into our lives. But not everyone feels welcome and secure on the boat. Instead of putting the responsibility on others to get comfortable - or to figuratively stop rocking the boat - we can all work in our circles of influence to improve the Good Ship Zion for everyone, as we journey together to the safe harbor of God's presence.
This book addresses:
Better support for single Latter-day Saints
Loving members who are "foyer sitters"
Is it okay to turn down a calling?
Ministering to those with church-generated pain or trauma
How should we treat those who leave the Church?
Supporting members grieving death
Supporting couples in their decisions about children
Through the power of storytelling, former YSA bishop Richard Ostler invites all of us to listen, learn, and love so we can do our part to make the Church more welcoming. This book - which is supportive of the Church, its leaders, and doctrine - is an extension of Ostler's enormously popular podcast Listen, Learn & Love, and his previous two books.