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Elul and Yom Kippur are flying by fast. I am looking for something uplifting.

Books on teshuva are usually quite depressing; too much talk about gehinom. Not that it's not good, just that it doesn't work so well for me.

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"too much talk about gehinom"? What books have you been reading?? –  Seth J Sep 10 '12 at 15:27

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Generally, I find books of mussar (i.e. character development) to assist in teshuvah.

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Reb Meir Stern teaches Rambam Hilchos Teshuva like I have written elsewhere. I would recommend you listen to a shiur on the Rambam from YUTorah etc.

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"elsewhere" == judaism.stackexchange.com/a/47498/5323 ? –  Shokhet Oct 21 at 4:01
    
I was just taking a guess at what you meant by "like I have written elsewhere" ....if I'm right I'd advise editing that in....doesn't hurt to cross-reference information. –  Shokhet Oct 21 at 4:04

Gates of Repentance (Sha'arei Teshuvah) by Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona.

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I would recommend Igeres Hatshuva by Rabbi Shnuer Zalman of Liadi. An excellent translation and commentary is available online.

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