Spencer W. Kimball, Twelfth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints



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10 thoughts on “Spencer W. Kimball, Twelfth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  1. says:

    I read this in 1978, the summer when Pres Kimball announced priesthood revelation, Manifesto 2 It was amazing, then, to hold a biography of a living prophet I loved getting facts about his early life and about his history, long and painful, with illnesses His example and beliefs informed and influenced my coming of age I struggled to make up my mind about serving a mission, but after reading a Church News report of one of his Oct 1980 General Conference talks, prayed and made up my mind I read this in 1978, the summer when Pres Kimball announced priesthood revelation, Manifesto 2 It was amazing, then, to hold a biography of a living prophet I loved getting facts about his early life and about his history, long and painful, with illnesses His example and beliefs informed and influenced my coming of age I struggled to make up my mind about serving a mission, but after reading a Church News report of one of his Oct 1980 General Conference talks, prayed and made up my mind Do it said it all These 32 years later, my feelings toward him are visceral Not that Pres Hinckley is any less a man or prophet, still, I wish my adult children had had, during their teen years, these experiences, too, of witnessing the power and love that Pres Kimball emminated This biography s prose is imperfect with respect to repetition of certain phrases I wish it had stellar lyrical qualities to parallel the stellar life That being said, the facts are riveting and plainly presented No pretense, but also quiet perceptions and understanding I remember being appalled when reading this in 1978 how infrequently members send flowers or in some gracious way say thanks to our visiting general authorities We take their travels for granted, esp in the 70s when I was fortunate enough to attend 2 stake conferences, both of Philadelphia stake, where Elder Kimball presided he was president of the Quorum of 12 Apostles I look forward to reading, first time, Edward Kimball s sequel, Lengthen Your Stride, The Presidency of SWK This biography provided ample prelude, and then some

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    As a 12 year old bassist I shared the stage of the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington,D.C with many other musicians The concluding speaker was a short, bald, white haired man who paused every so often to drink from a glass of water by the podium I decided to listen After the meeting ended I neglected my musical duties and approached him, fearing that I would be reproved, but wanting to shake his hand.The friendly warmth of his greeting remains with me to this day And to this day this is a As a 12 year old bassist I shared the stage of the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington,D.C with many other musicians The concluding speaker was a short, bald, white haired man who paused every so often to drink from a glass of water by the podium I decided to listen After the meeting ended I neglected my musical duties and approached him, fearing that I would be reproved, but wanting to shake his hand.The friendly warmth of his greeting remains with me to this day And to this day this is a book I cannot reread without being deeply stirred and wanting, somehow, to be a better person

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    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book It was fascinating, and very inspirational I had expected it to be a bit dry, but I did not find it to be that way I love how the authors Kimball s son and grandson did not gloss over any areas of his life Spencer Kimball was very human especially in his tendency to doubt himself and his struggle to balance work life, church life, and family But, ultimately, he really appears to be the best sort of human, without any serious flaws Just th I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book It was fascinating, and very inspirational I had expected it to be a bit dry, but I did not find it to be that way I love how the authors Kimball s son and grandson did not gloss over any areas of his life Spencer Kimball was very human especially in his tendency to doubt himself and his struggle to balance work life, church life, and family But, ultimately, he really appears to be the best sort of human, without any serious flaws Just the type of person you would want to have as your prophet humble, loving, and motivated

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    This is a really enjoyable book about a pivotal prophet Spencer Kimball s life spans a fascinating part of church history He grew up in rural Arizona because his dad who was a son of Heber C Kimball was sent to be the second stake president there, before Arizona was even a state yet The church was still very much a white, mountain west phenomena, but by the time Spencer W Kimball became president of the church, it was a diverse, worldwide church, with a climax in 1978 when he received the This is a really enjoyable book about a pivotal prophet Spencer Kimball s life spans a fascinating part of church history He grew up in rural Arizona because his dad who was a son of Heber C Kimball was sent to be the second stake president there, before Arizona was even a state yet The church was still very much a white, mountain west phenomena, but by the time Spencer W Kimball became president of the church, it was a diverse, worldwide church, with a climax in 1978 when he received the revelation on the priesthood not covered in this book Key takeaways Spencer Kimball was a really hard worker his whole life, whether on the farm, in his business, or as an apostle He routinely worked all day every day, and then would go home and work someHe also had a great sense of humor, despite or maybe because of his hard work ethic He really cared a lot about people He could never refuse an opportunity to serve or help someone else as he would say, he belonged to the church Lastly, he may have donethan anyone else to take our church from being a white, mountain west church, to being a diverse, global church, where all the children of God are welcome While he is remembered for the 1978 priesthood revelation, all throughout his life he was concerned about minority groups, and making sure they were welcome in the church As an apostle he was preaching against racism back in the 1940s, doing work among the Indians, and making sure that people would be able to hear the gospel in their native language

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    I love Spencer W Kimball I didn t love this book Obviously I m in the minority here, but it s very poorly edited and organized It was kind of a jumbled mess No flow whatsoever Drove me nuts Also off putting was inclusion of church member s personal and VERY private interviews with Spencer W Kimball This book is a veritable laundry list of people s sins and trials Real people People who poured their hearts out to Spencer W Kimball those private interviews are now in lovely prin I love Spencer W Kimball I didn t love this book Obviously I m in the minority here, but it s very poorly edited and organized It was kind of a jumbled mess No flow whatsoever Drove me nuts Also off putting was inclusion of church member s personal and VERY private interviews with Spencer W Kimball This book is a veritable laundry list of people s sins and trials Real people People who poured their hearts out to Spencer W Kimball those private interviews are now in lovely print form for the world to enjoy And their names aren t always withheld I think it was terrible bad taste for Ed Kimball to include this to such a large degree in his father s biography It s one thing for Spencer W Kimball to write these things down in his journal a whole different thing for them to be in published form So wrong I wanted to rate this two stars, but I don t fancy being struck by lightning

  6. says:

    Spencer W Kimball led a remarkable life This book, which is rich in detail and remarkably candid, however, is careful to emphasize that President Kimball, the Twelfth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, was very, very unsure of his ability to accomplish all that he was asked to do The book, written by one of his sons and one of his grandsons, is full of interesting stories taken directly from President Kimball s diaries together with President Kimball s assessment of Spencer W Kimball led a remarkable life This book, which is rich in detail and remarkably candid, however, is careful to emphasize that President Kimball, the Twelfth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, was very, very unsure of his ability to accomplish all that he was asked to do The book, written by one of his sons and one of his grandsons, is full of interesting stories taken directly from President Kimball s diaries together with President Kimball s assessment of his own performance What struck me is President Kimball s great love and patience for others was matched by his own insecurity and impatience with himself.The book was well written but, at times, suffered from some awkwardness Overall, I really liked the book and would recommend it to everyone

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    Spencer W Kimball was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints The man was considered to be humble, witty, loving, faithful, full of energy and committed to the Lord Many dramatic events took place in this man s life, and it is all covered in vivid detail Beloved by his people, he led the Church to greater strides, simply asking its members to just do it and to lengthen one s stride Written by his two sons, Edward and Andrew Kimball, they give an excellen Spencer W Kimball was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints The man was considered to be humble, witty, loving, faithful, full of energy and committed to the Lord Many dramatic events took place in this man s life, and it is all covered in vivid detail Beloved by his people, he led the Church to greater strides, simply asking its members to just do it and to lengthen one s stride Written by his two sons, Edward and Andrew Kimball, they give an excellent portrait of the man he truly was I loved reading about this humble prophet of God

  8. says:

    This impressive biography covers President Kimball s life from early days until he was sustained as President of the LDS Church It should be read with the biography covering President Kimball s presidency, Lengthen Your Stride He was a wonderful man and leader, to understate.

  9. says:

    I loved that this was written by family members They portrayed President Kimball for who he was, an incredible person with human weaknesses, a humanitarian, and a man willing to be prepared by God to be His prophet.

  10. says:

    I love biographies It was especially fun to learn about a previous prophet that I previously knew little about President Kimball endured so much physically while he served as an apostle It is amazing all that those men give of themselves in their service to the Lord.

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