Friday, January 1, 2010

In Quiet Desperation

I read it for the first time today and thought it was rather amazing.


  1. I know that I'm going to come across as a 'name dropper' but I just left the Matis home an hour ago and will spend a good portion of the day with Ty Mansfield tomorrow. I mention this because knowing them, seeing how they lives, and feeling of their spirits strengthens my witness that the words they speak are true and from the heart. They are all incredible people.

  2. I've had some remote connection with Fred and Ty, but didn't have the context of having read the book. I am simply in awe. I'm also glad that I didn't read it sooner because I needed the 18 months of working through my own minor identity questions, the 6 months of fasting weekly for the presence of the Holy Ghost in caring for my questioning child appropriately, and the opportunity to revisit some family of origin issues with the logic and spiritual maturity I now have to more fully understand the atonement. I particularly enjoyed Ty's comments in the book on the enabling power of the atonement.

  3. Me too! I absolutely loved that book. I read it three or four years ago and I still read it. It's one of the most beautiful, profound, life-affirming books I have ever read. Ty's insights were just incredible.
    Wow. Just Wow.
    Also, the Matises are wonderful.