About the book: 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 review: I really enjoyed reading this book! I love J Golden Kimball, his stories are amazing. But what I really thought made this book is the writing style of the author. I love the way she inserts her own personality and color into every sentence, paragraph and chapter. It made me love J Golden Kimball even more than I already did.
I loved the stories in this book! I love the way the author points out in the very beginning that we don't know how many of the stories are actually true, but that becomes part of the fun of J Golden Kimball. He's a little bit of a "Mormon Myth," even though he's a real person and did real things.
I love that there were tons of things that happened to J Golden Kimball that I had no idea about. There are bits about his life when he was a child, and what happened to his family when his dad died (Wow, I had no idea how poorly his family had been treated at this time!), and it even talked about how he died. I had no idea that he died in a car accident. What an amazing story, he lived a long time. He was born not long after the pioneers came into the valley in their wagons and lived long enough to see cars and other modern inventions.
What an amazing book! I loved it!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: Kathryn Jenkins Gordon is the managing editor at Covenant Communications. She is a writer and editor who has worked for forty-three years in corporate and internal communications.
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