Anticipated Release: November 2005
I have looked up to Sister Kapp for many years and this is a wonderful look into her life and who she is. It addresses challenges and as well as her sucess.
I picked up this book, not knowing too much about Sister Kapp except that she was the matron of the Cardston temple and went through with me the first time as a soon to be missionary. I now feel like she is a close friend, this book has given me amazing insight into how to deal with life's challenges by following Sister Kapp's example. I have had similar struggles and this book has opened my mind and blessed my life. She is one of those great women that I will strive to emulate, great book!
In Stand as a Witness, Anita Thompson has written a fine faithful biography of Ardeth Greene Kapp, former Young Women general president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thompson has produced an inspiring story of an outstanding life. Her book is a good read which is well-crafted around important and interesting topics. The introduction pulls the reader into this life-story and sets a pace that is maintained throughout the work. Kapp is presented as a three-dimensional figure, not just a one-dimensional paragon of strength. We expected, of course, to see her triumphs, to hear of her outstanding moral and spiritual character, to learn of the consistent positive impact that she has had on others, and of her outstanding moral and spiritual character, to learn of the consistent positive impact that she has had on others, and of how hard she worked to achieve important goals. We are grateful to see her story rounded-out by accounts of her deep, long-lasting sorrow over being childless, of her self-doubts, and even a hint here and there of stress that occurs in every marriage, even the most loving and committed. Thompson presents a story with which common members of the Church can identify, and from which they can draw hope and comfort. This is a book I intend to share with others. --A. Guy Larkins