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ISBN 978-0-8425-2761-3

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Chadwick, Bruce A. Shield of faith : the power of religion in the lives of LDS youth and young
adults / Bruce A. Chadwick, Brent L. Top, Richard J. McClendon

p. cm.

ISBN 978-0-8425-2761-3 (hard cover : alk. paper)

1. Mormon youth--Religious life. 2. Young adults--Religious life. I. Top, Brent L. II. McClendon, Richard J. (Richard Jennings), 1962- III. Title.

BX8643.Y6C43 2010