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During Elder Neal A. Maxwell's conference addresses, many listeners must have wished there were some means to capture and hold those skillfully crafted phrases that mark his stimulating style. With the publication of this book, that wish has been spectacularly granted.
The quotations within these pages — over fifteen hundred in all — have been selected not only from his addresses but also from his numerous published books. Bearing eloquent gospel witness, they are spread through three hundred subjects. An extensive index further enhances this user-friendly book. And although this volume is formatted as a reference book, the power and focus of the individual quotations are such that the book can be read straight through with both spiritual and intellectual delight.
Finding out the deep things of God, said Joseph Smith, requires "time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts." That the author has paid the price is evident. For example, of the plan of salvation he writes: "It does no violence even to our frail human logic to observe that there cannot be a grand plan of salvation for all mankind unless there is also a plan for each individual." This profound statement gives all of us cause to ponder. And there is much, much more.
This book will be of immense value not only to the ordinary reader and in the home but also to teachers of priesthood, Relief Society, and auxiliary classes. It is indeed a gold mine of gospel nuggets that will greatly assist, comfort, and encourage the traveler along life's path.
About the Author
Elder Neal A. Maxwell was called as an assistant to the Council of the Twelve in 1974. From 1976 to 1981 he served as a member of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and in 1981 he was called to the position as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Maxwell passed away in July 2004.
Favorite General Authority Book
by Customer - reviewed on September 25, 2008
This is my favortie book by a General Authority! I love the concise quotes from Elder Maxwells talks. This is great for studying the gospel and preparing talks for any occassion. I regularly use and highly recommend this book to everyone who loves, and misses hearing, Elder Maxwell's inspirings talks.
by David - reviewed on June 17, 2011
The name says it all. Elder Neal A. Maxwell. A true disciple and one worth emulating.
No Mortal like Maxwell..
by Eric - reviewed on December 28, 2012
When I die, besides meeting the Godhead, Joseph Smith, and my Grandparents - I pray that Neal A. Maxwell will be there to greet me as well. You have not read ANYTHING until you have read Maxwell. "Tongue cannot transmit" what I am trying to say ;)