J Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories by Kathryn Jenkins Gordon
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Book Description: He is J. Golden Kimball, and when he is gone, there will never be another. He was the original product, and when Providence had finished him, the pattern was lost and never found again.
LDS Church history is comprised of the accounts of multitudes of men and women who set the groundwork for the Church. And while there are plenty of ordinary individuals woven into that patchwork of history, there are also a handful of unique individuals who enliven the past and provide inspiration for the future. Known as the “swearing Apostle,” J. Golden Kimball is just such a character, one whose legacy of colorful language is surpassed only by his fierce loyalty to the gospel.
In J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories, readers are invited to come to better know this legendary man made famous by his unique humor and powerful testimony. From a chronicle of Kimball’s youthful adventures to the legacy he forged in his more than forty years as a General Authority, gear up for a rollicking ride through the life of one of the liveliest servants of the Lord.
My Thoughts: J Golden Kimball was a well known and beloved Apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He lived when the church was new and facing persecution. Growing up I head the stories of his colorful language. To me, that is what he was, a man who was a little rough around the (language) edges.
I was impressed with the sources and notations in this book. That may seem a strange thing to say, but to me it shows that the author researched the life of J Golden Kimball. I often look at the names and faces of people from history and don't wonder about them. I don't think that they too had problems, hopes, dreams, and fears. I would say that I get caught up in my own life and don't seek inspiration from the people from the past.
I hate to admit, that I have not finished this book (again). Probably because I am caught up in the stress of life. (Three more days until I have the summer off, I am counting down.) This is a great book to finish. (Yes, a full review will appear in the near future.) There is much to learn about and from this great man.
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