This past week I learned of a new book that also details an author's return to full LDS church activity. The title of the book is: Rescued: A Prodigal's Journey Home, written by long-time Deseret News Columnist Jerry Earl Johnston. Similar in theme to my own book: Coming Home: A Mormon's Return to Faith, Johnston movingly tells the story of how he once was lost and then was found.  While I compare my own religious awakening to literary character Rip Van Winkle, Jerry compares his experience to sliding through a looking glass. He describes "moving from the Kingdom of the World into the Kingdom of God by moving into a different room within us." Both accounts highlight a sudden shift in perspective; a fresh way of looking at life. Reverts or converts of all stripes will understand the idea of having new eyes to see. As the author T.S. Eliot once penned, I didn't know that "the end of all [my] exploring would be to arrive where [ I ] started and know the place for the first time."

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