Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today face significant health challenges. This can be very frustrating for some, considering the health that is promised in the Word of Wisdom. But what if the answers to our health problems have been hiding in plain sight all along?
When Cassidy Gundersen was only 24 years old, her body was rapidly deteriorating. She experienced chronic kidney stones, Crohn’s Disease, and chronic migraines. She also had pre-diabetes, pre-lupus, and pre-arthritis. Her trajectory was leading her to an early grave. Frustrated that she was not receiving the promised blessings of the Word of Wisdom even though she obeyed with what she thought was exactness, Cassidy and her husband Jordan set out to learn all they could about health from the scriptures, especially Doctrine and Covenants 89. What they found was life saving.
With over 450 references, The Word of Wisdom: Hope, Healing, and the Destroying Angel is a fresh look at Doctrine and Covenants 89 according to the scriptures, modern prophets, and scientific research. With so many Latter-day Saints suffering from chronic health conditions these days, the principles contained in this book have the power to help each individual realize the promises of health made by the Lord. Perhaps just as important are the implications these principles have for the faithful preceding the second coming of the Lord.