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This book pulls together 61 stories that will have you laughing, smiling, and crying as Pres Packer recites a century's worth of wisdom from gospel living. With 51+ years as a General Authority, Pres Packer's soothing, one-of-a-kind voice echoes through his stories such as "To Call Instead of Invite", "The Spirit of Revelation", "Love Beyond Self", "Putting Together a Boy", "Reinforcing Prayer", and "Leaders Keep Confidences". The titles may not be familiar at first, but as you read them you will rediscover pearls of great price and stories that will change the way you minister and administer in your life.
About the Author
Boyd Kenneth Packer was the tenth of eleven children born to Ira and Emma Packer in Brigham City, Utah. After graduating from high school, he served as a pilot in the US Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946. He served in the Pacific theater of World War II.
After the military, he attended Weber College (now Weber State University), where he met his wife, Donna (Smith). They married in the Logan Utah Temple in 1947 and had ten children. After their marriage, he attended Utah State University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees and later an EdD from Brigham Young University.
He has served as a General Authority of the Church since 1961 and an Apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve since April 1970. He served as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve from 1994 to 2008 and was made President in January 2009.
In addition to his natural gift to teach, he was blessed with a remarkable gift as an artist. President Packer’s artistic bent and love of nature are as integrally a part of him as his spirituality, compassion, steadiness, and humor.