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That Ye May Believe

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Here is counsel, comfort, inspiration, and encouragement at its best, flowing as it does from a gifted and creative writer who is rooted in scripture and the restored gospel. This book has an unusual format that leads to exciting reading. Unusual because it "consists of letters written to our grandchildren as if they were older," making good adult reading. Exciting because ...more
Published by Bookcraft (first published September 3rd 2009)
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This was a good Sunday/nightstand read that I picked up from my father-in-laws library of church books. It's a series of letters Elder Maxwell is writing to his grandchildren answering their questions. They aren't real questions his grandkids asked, they are made up ones he is assuming they and us will probably ask someday. I was excited to read it because of that, but he didn't really answer any of my own specific questions, and of course the answers he gave were all the typical Sunday school a ...more
This is written as a series of letters to his grandchildren (assuming they are older) who have hypothetically written to him about various challenges in life and with their beliefs. I really liked the tone of the book and the letters were, of course, phenomenal. There were so many lines in there that made me stop... and reread... and reread again because there was so much meaning in such a tiny phrase. I think this is one of those books that I would need to read a few times to get everything out ...more
Barbara Lovejoy
I love Elder Neal Maxwell's wisdom and depth of understanding. It was fun to get a glimpse of his role as a grandfather.
Elizabeth S
This one includes many short letters from Elder Maxwell to various grandchildren. He uses a lot of quotations from Brigham Young and others in the Journal of Discourses. Because there are so many topics in this book, it can be something of a hodge-podge. However, I enjoyed the brief dipping in each area. Usually there was another dip later in the book. The advice and doctrinal teaching felt so much more real and personal because the book was set up as a glimpse into Elder Maxwell's family.
Andrew Ross
The book is in the form of letters to his family on a variety of topics. I enjoyed the unique approach. Sometimes his discourse is way over my head and is hard stay engaged, however there is something for everyone because of the diversity of topics and and how deep he goes into them. Lacey and I had some good gospel discussions as we read this together.
These were short chapters/letters on various topics that Elder Maxwell wrote to his grandchildren. Sometimes it was hard for me to follow his line of thinking because he is so far above me, but it was still beneficial for me to read.
I got through about half of this one. It was good... but a little odd in the format. I've liked others of his books more than this one.
I personally love this book and the concept of writing to grandchildren in hypothetical (though very real) situations.
Don Gubler
Qutie the wordsmith with profound insights.
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Neal A. Maxwell was well known as an Apostle, author, administrator, and educator. A graduate of the University of Utah, he was the Commissioner of Education for the Church Educational System for six years. He also held a variety of administrative and teaching positions at the University of Utah, including that of executive vice-president.

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“Permissiveness cannot sustain true liberty for long. . . . In Sodom they probably had absolute free speech, but nothing worth saying! On the other hand, an otherwise permissive society, which tolerates almost everything, usually will not tolerate speech that challenges its iniquity. Evil is always intolerantly preoccupied with its own perpetuation.” 9 likes
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