Wilcox, S. Michael

Holding On: Impulses to Leave and Strategies to Stay


When surrounded by faith-shaking fears–impulses to leave the restored gospel–how do we find the strength to HOLD ON? We may not have certainty in all things, but we can hold on to those truths we do believe. And when honest doubts come or impulses to leave tempt us, we can be prepared. In this book author S. Michael Wilcox shares six strategies to cope with these challenges and help us grow our faith in the gospel of Jesus of Christ. Drawing on his own personal faith journey as well as lessons from scripture, history, and literature, Holding On is an insightful, honest, and empathetic conversation about faith and doubt. The messages in this book urge us to hold onto faith, center the essentials, resist the impulses to leave, and stay.


S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land, to China, to Church history sites, and beyond. He has served in a variety of callings, including as bishop and counselor in a stake presidency. He has written many articles and books, including What Seek Ye?House of GlorySunset10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in HeavenTwice Blessed, and Finding Hope. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.


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