Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Book Review and a Giveaway!


Today Lauren B. reviews the new book, J. Golden Kimball, by Kathryn Jenkins Gordon.

I learned two things while reading this book.

1. If I were to write a book, I would want to write one exactly like Kathryn Jenkins Gordon.

2. If I were to have the humor of one General Authority, it would be J. Golden Kimball.

This book was such a treat to read. I absolutely love the author's style. Gordon slips in her own little comments and observations that make the book entertaining and fun to read. Not that J. Golden Kimball needs more entertainment than he already brings… I had no idea the man that he was and the humor he brought to every situation he was in. And the people loved him for it. I had no idea how popular he was, and how people flocked to hear him speak. What stood out to me was as many people showed up to his funeral as did to Brigham Young's!
J. Golden Kimball was a great man that inspired many. He was aware of his weakness, including his very imperfect home life, and he was willing to acknowledge it. People were drawn to him because they saw the imperfections in him, and if a man of God had things to work on, maybe there is hope for someone like them. Even with all of the very difficult things Kimball had to deal with, he kept his humor and positive attitude. What a way to get through life! Being happy and making others happy, too. That is an example we can all look to.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about a little known figure in church history. Or to anyone who wants a good laugh, because the sidebar stories that Gordon chose to include are hilarious. A wonderfully touching book that will give you plenty of jokes and stories to start off any sacrament meeting talk you give for the rest of your life.



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You can buy your copy here

Here is the back copy:

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.


Tour Schedule:

*May 24th: http://mybookaday.blogspot.com/, http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/, http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/, http://rockinbookreviews.com/

*May 25th: http://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com/, http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com/, http://www.blogginboutbooks.com/

*May 26th: http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/, http://thethingsilovemost.com/, http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/

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