More J. Golden Kimball Stories
One of Mormonism's most beloved leaders, J. Golden Kimball was known as the "Swearing Apostle." Raised as a cowboy, he peppered his sermons with frontier wit and wisdom. James Kimball has collected hundreds of his famous great-uncle's stories in these two warmly affection volumes.
Paperback, 123 pages
Published February 18th 2002 by White Horse Books
(first published February 2002)
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I love reading and hearing about J. Golden Kimball! He was a true character, but coupled that eccentricity with a sincere deire and determination to serve God. More tha most larger than life figures in church history, he seems both heroic and approachable. He worked hard, made fun of his own human foibles, but sought sincerely to improve and rid himself of his faults and imperfections, just like most of us.
My dad is not a big reader. My grandma gave this book to him for his birthday yesterday during my little sister's high school graduation, and he was finished with it by the time graduation was over! So he sent it home with me, and I loved it! Now I need to read the first book about the "Swearing General Authority"!
Sometimes,I burst into laughter as I read about the legendary son of Heber C. Kimball who had been a rough, swearing,cowboy when he got active in the Church and went on a mission. His wit, humor and honest spirituality has endured him to our time. We still hear stories about J. Golden Kimball.
Man, J. Golden Kimball is funny. At least, to Mormons. Probably this book wouldn't be that funny to anyone else. But, if you're LDS, and you know J. Golden Kimball only by reputation, then spending an hour reading this book (it's really short) wouldn't be a bad use of your time.