I am somewhat beside myself having found the above book by Laura Harris Hales.
History has long been touted as having a “redemptive” quality. It’s often the immediacy of our everyday lives that allows such a view point to flower long after we’ve turned out the lights at bedtime. The book A Reason for Faith, provided the footnotes and suggested readings go beyond the scope of the faith based subject matter, may be MY (non-Mormon) answer to prayer on a personal level. If this subconsciously desired “antidote” is indeed contained within even thru citations (footnotes) and recommended readings, I may yet at even this date, find a second sunrise.
Below are photographs of the inside cover flaps.
The Complimentary and Alternative Wellness Professions occupy a position in American society that like Mormon history and faith practice, often finds common ground with literary Romanticism. Navigating this intersection within Modernism is sometimes over simplified. When cultural practice that supports partial Church, State and economic separations is not defined, “pseudo science” often purports to “educate and inform” in the absence of information. The “cultural customs” of privacy Americans share can be both anti-intellectual as well as a blessing and curse.
While I’m not certain, this may be the first book of it’s kind. Wow!
Almost all 51 States now require licensure to practice Massage Therapy. I started my professional wellness career working for Marriott International, a company with Mormon roots and cultural investment. Hi y’all!! Thank you Laura Harris Hales.