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Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not

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"Suicide is a sin-a very grievous one, yet the Lord will not judge the person who commits that sin strictly by the act itself. The Lord will look at that person's circumstances and the degree of his accountability at the time of the act."

Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, comments on

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Hardcover, 56 pages
Published October 25th 1993 by Shadow Mountain (first published 1993)
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Stacey
Feb 12, 2009 Stacey rated it it was amazing
This book helped me a lot when I lost my brother five years ago to suicide. My family and I were pretty distraught until we read this book. It really brought us comfort.
Julia Brumfield
This is one of the reading choices that some may consider a bit to be on the gruesome and macabre side but a subject that isn't touched upon a lot, which is the reason it intrigued me. I had no idea what I would find within the pages but I knew that when I first saw it I wanted to try to read it since I had been a person who a long time ago tried to take my own life but God kept me here for a reason; one for which I am still trying to figure out my place.

The Apostle has done a wonderful job in
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Sep 25, 2009 Jeff rated it liked it
Found this book at work (I'm employed at a mortuary). Coincidentally, it tied in with a recent seminar my fellow employees and myself attended regarding making arrangements with families that are coping with a homicide/suicide. Being LDS and living in Utah, this is a subject that we encounter on occasion. The book offers insight and support to families that are questioning their loved one's actions. Written by M. Russell Ballard, an LDS Apostle, it offers a Mormon perspective on coping with a su ...more
Sharon
Feb 22, 2009 Sharon rated it it was amazing
It is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father has such tender mercies for each of us in our lives. I read this book to try and understand where my friends husband really stood. I just could not accept that he would be lost forever. This came out in the ensign in 1987 and that is when I read the information.
Angel Mcrae
Apr 21, 2009 Angel Mcrae rated it it was amazing
I read this book when a very close loved one of mine passed away. This was the 2nd suicide to hit our family within a 10 day period of time. This little book was so wonderful in helping me to come to understand and accept the circumstances surrounding both of these deaths. I would recommend this to anyone who is having a hard time dealing with the death of someone who has committed suicide.
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I read this book after my brother commuted suicide. It left me with the hope that someday I will understand all things.
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M. Russell Ballard was called to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Oct. 6, 1985.

He was born to Melvin R. and Geraldine Smith Ballard. He attended the University of Utah. He served as a counselor to the president of the British Mission. He has been a bishop twice and a high councilor in two stakes. In 1974, he was called as president
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