Book Review: The Latter-Day Morning

December 17, 2015

The Latter-Day Morning
Mark Bacera
183 pages
ARC in exchange for review

From the Publisher: 
What if, instead of hitting the snooze button, you started your day with energy, vision, success, and the Spirit?

Every day about 38% of all people hit the snooze button. But instead of snoozing, what if you devoted that time to growing yourself and your relationship with your Heavenly Father? Imagine how much better things would be.

Learn how to transform you life and create a healthier, happier, more successful, and more spiritual life by using a special morning routine just for you.


If you’ve been following my blog for the last month or so you know I’ve been taking the Make Over Your Mornings online course.  I’ve really been focusing lately on getting into a great morning routing.  And while I know some would say January would be a better time to start, I really want to start now so when January rolls around I already have some great habits established.  

Along with Make Over Your Mornings, this book has really helped me identify and create some of my new morning routine.

But first, let me back track just a little…I first discovered the Latter-Day Morning Blog this past summer when I saw a friend recommend it on facebook.  From there I also read The Miracle Morning…you can read my review here. Since then I’ve been reading long on Mark’s blog and really looking forward to this new book!

I found so many helpful information in this book and highlighted so many sections. (I LOVE highlighting sections with my kindle and being able to go back and look at the notebook with all my notes in one place).   I know this book is geared towards LDS, but I think any Christian could see and gather inspiration from it.  Starting your day with God is a good any for anyone!

“People who have solid morning routines tend to be more successful in all areas of life – health, finance, relationships, and so forth.  And Latter-day Saints who put God first and connect with Him first thing in the morning tend to receive additional blessings and have stronger testimonies.” – Mark Bacera, The Latter-day Morning

The book is broken down into three easy sections – why we should do this, the routine (and the meat of most of the book) and then an encouraging ending. I loved that each part of the routine was covered in a chapter.  There were helpful links and quotes in each chapter of the morning routine – and research as to why we should include each of these important steps.  I also really loved that there was a 10 minute version discussed as well as a Sunday version discussed too.

One thing that I am really going to focus on and work on in 2016 is writing in a gratitude journal.  It’s something I’ve done off and on, but never been consistent at.

“Even if life is at a low point, you can choose to be grateful.  Gratitude changes your perspective and allows you to see the full picture – that no matter what, your Father in Heaven supports you and guides you from day to day.  Practicing gratitude first thing in the morning will really change your life.  It will set the tone of you day.  In essence, you are saying that regardless of the challenges that come your way, you see them as opportunities for growth and development.  Regardless of what happens in life, there is always something to be thankful for.” – Mark Bacera, The Latter-day Morning

This book was very motivational to me. I loved the quote that was throughout the book – “If you want to stand out, don’t sleep in”

If making over you mornings is something that you want to focus on in 2016, then I suggest this book, along with Crystal Paine’s online class.  There are some similarities but together you won’t go wrong.  If you have kindle unlimited you can read this book for free right now too, so you really have nothing to lose!

​Final Score:

5 stars

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