Lengthen Your Stride



Lengthen Your Stride The Presidency Of Spencer W Kimball, From 1973 To 1985, Spanned Years Of Remarkable Growth And Dramatic Developments In The Church In That Time, Church Membership Grew From 3.2 Million To 5.9 Million, The Number Of Full Time Missionaries Serving Grew From 17,000 To Nearly 40,000 And Temples In Operation Increased From 15 To 36 This Book Focuses Exclusively On President Kimball S Ministry At Church President, Descriging Such Landmark Events As The Revelation Extending The Priesthood To All Worthy Males, The Publication Of New Editions Of The LDS Scriptures, And The Reorganization Of The Quorum Of The Seventy The Accompanying CD ROM Created By BYU Studies Contains A Wealth Of Additional Information, Including A Longer Version Of The Biography, Photos Not Included In The Book, Some Audio Clips Of President Kimball Including A Sample Before The Surgery On His Throat , As Well As Copies Of Other Books Written By Or About President Kimball.

10 thoughts on “Lengthen Your Stride

  1. says:

    The first half of the book is a one or two star, the second half a four or five, so I compromised and gave it three stars.The negatives about the book Something about the tone bothered me, particularly in the first half It seemed that the author went out of his way to include obscure events during the time period of President Kimball s presidency The chapter on the ERA, for instance, spends half of the chapter on a woman who was outspoken against the Church and eventually excommunicated I The first half of the book is a one or two star, the second half a four or five, so I compromised and gave it three stars.The negatives about the book Something about the tone bothered me, particularly in the first half It seemed that the author went out...

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    This book reminded me of why I loved President Kimball so much He truly had a gift of loving people unconditionally, and they felt it Someone said that for the first time in her life she had a deeper understanding of how the Savior loved people by watching how President Kimball treated and loved people There are countless stories of the things that he said and did that changed people s lives.His ability to work was astounding, not only for a man in his 80 s, but for a person of ANY age His p This book reminded me of why I loved President Kimball so much He truly had a gift of loving people unconditionally, and they felt it Someone said that for the first time in her life she had a deeper understanding of how the Savior loved people by watching how President Kimball treated and loved people There are countless stories of the things that he said and did that changed people s lives.His ability to work was astounding, not only for a man in his 80 s, but for a person of ANY age His philosopy was that his life was like his shoes, meant to be worn out in service.He was inc...

  3. says:

    Recommended by my dear friend Lon Tibbitts, I was fully engrossed in this book For those of you who are not Mormons, this is a story of the term this man had as President of our Church His administration is famous for lifting the ban on ordaining blacks to the Priesthood or authority to conduct official church ecclesiastical business and perform certain ri...

  4. says:

    Edward Kimball s biography of his father is probably my favorite biography of all time This book chronicles the administration of President Kimball and is equally readable and compelling I picked it up with the intention of scanning it before teaching my institute lesson on President Kimball Four days later, I ve read every word including the footnotes And, I m exhausted from reading about the man Brad Wilcox characterizes as the Church s Energizer Bunny What a great man I m grateful to Edward Kimball s biography of his father is probably my favorite biography of all time This book chronicles the administration of President Kimball and is equally readable and compelling I picked it up with the intention of scanning it before teaching my institute lesson on President Kimball Four days later, I ve read every word including the footnotes And, I m exhausted from re...

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    Even though I was still a child when President Kimball passed away, I can still vividly recall my feelings of affection for him and my sorrow at his passing This was an interesting account of his years as president of the LDS church, made especially personal by the recollections and insights of the author, his son I loved reading about how incredibly loving President Kimball was and to everyone I was especially interested to read about the 1978 revelation which made the priesthood accessibl Even though I was still a child when President Kimball passed ...

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    Loved it highly recommend

  7. says:

    An excellent biography of President Spencer W Kimball Written by his son, Edward Kimball, the book provides a thorough overview of President Kimball s presidency There is a lot of good info about the big issues from that era no pun intendedERAget it We also get to see the day to day life of the prophet, as he...

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    I ended up reading this entire book in one day last week when I needed to be resting, and I will certainly give it credit for being readable and interesting In the past I will confess to having a bit of a negative attitude towards President Kimball based on some of his writings and public statements However, after reading this biography that manages to be both honest and sympathetic, I can now say that I really understand why so many people liked him so much even if I don t like a few of the I ended up reading this entire book in one day last week when I needed to be resting, and I will certainly give it credit for being readable and interesting In the past I will confess to having a bit of a negative attitude towards President Kimball based on some of his writings and public statements However, after reading this biography that manages to be both honest and sympathetic, I can now say that I really understand why so many people liked him so much even if I don t like a few of the things he said As I mentioned last month, I ve started to really take an interest in twentieth...

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    I ve read many biographies and found the engagement factor of the book to be above average Not as good as Prince s McKay book, but still really good.Positives Balanced candor a fair mix of inspirational stories mingled with some of the tensions and struggles associated with normal human existence and leadership The section on the priesthood revelation was fantastic, and this is the must read section of the book I ve read lots on that subject and found it insightful and faith promoting I ve read many biographies and found the engagement factor of the book to be above average Not as good as Prince s McKay book, but still really good.Positives Balanced candor a fair mix of inspiratio...

  10. says:

    There are three must read books on Mormonism and the 20th century The first is Thomas Alexander s Mormonism In Transition, the second is Greg Prince s David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, the third is Edward Kimball s Lengthen Your Stride The Presidency of Spencer W Kimball Written by his son, Edward Kimball, Spencer W Kimball s presidency is brought to life and is told in startling detail Thi...

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