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Discourses of Brigham Young Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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1925. Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and first Governor of Utah, was the founder and chief builder of the Great Intermountain West of the United States of America. He is recognized as one of the foremost colonizers and empire builders of all time. In this book Young is allowed to speak for himself. Excerpts have been mad ...more
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Published September 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
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Nick Black
Jul 11, 2010 Nick Black marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
In an attempt to understand Mormonism better, I've been looking at the edges recently -- the Deseret alphabet pleases me enough, and Under the Banner of Heaven was fascinating. More than anything, I suppose, the Mormons I meet consistently rank among the most fascinating and adaptive people I know. I'm certainly not giving up my deep-rooted envy of the Jewish civilization and culture, but perhaps I can be jealous of two ethnoreligious confederacies? In any case, the Reverend Young seems one of t ...more
Jane
This was the FIRST official Mormon book I ever read. I had read "The 27th Wife" in high-school and my
parents suggested some LDS neighbors might have some ideas of other things to read. Interestingly enough they (the Hutchings) leant me this book. I was not given a copy of the Book of Mormon by them
which surprises me as I look back on it.
I read it well before I read The Book of Mormon.
Brigham Young was a giant! Like him or not, Brigham Young was one tough man and was exactly what the Mormons
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Mairunjohn
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Kaydence
This book is amazing. When Brigham Young describes the gospel as truth, in any form, it's the wake up call the church needs. We get so into our tunnel vision and we only look for truth within the scriptures but truth is everywhere. And as Brigham says, the people who bring us that truth are Latter-Day Saints, whether they know it or not. We need to realize without seeking out truth from other sources we will never have a full and complete knowledge of the gospel.
Marlene
Only 100 pages left! This book has taken me a couple of years to read because I only read a few pages at a time. It's packed with the wisdom and opinions of Brigham Young, the first Governor of Utah, and second Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He also happnes to be my 3rd great-grandfather, so it speaks to me and helps me want to be a better person who would please him.
Jocie
I adore Brigham Young! He tells it how it is. Great parenting resource. A spectrum of solid counsel, some of which is more pioneer-appropriate (would like mothers not to scrub their children's faces so roughly) but vast majority is true today as it was then. Another book I read and re-read!
David
What I "read" was actually a download of the audiobook from:
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AUTHOR(S): Brigham Young
NARRATED BY: Nathan K. Wright
RUNNING TIME: 1360 Min.

Audiobook MP3 22h 39m 45sec Lectures LDS Nonfiction 04/23/07
Pat Tucker
I have slowly been reading this book for the past few months and have loved it. I love not only how he presents the doctrine but his straight-forward manner of teaching that covers all aspects of spiritual and temporal matters.
Eloise
This is an excellent reference book for those of us who are a little intimidated by the entire Journal of Discourses. It contains quotes from Brigham Young on a wide variety of topics.
Renee
This was a great book I think he was a very strong and courages leader who cared for the members of the church and I think he was a wonderful prophet
David
A majority of what can be considered truth and correctly recorded from the journal of discourses is found herein.
Sam
I love his teachings. This makes for a good reference.
Shad
President Young tells it like it is, and it is awesome.
Addie
lOVED! wONDERUL BOOk! so many insights!!!
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Brigham Young was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death. He was also the founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of the Utah Territory, United States. Brigham Young University was named in his honor.

Young had a variety of nicknames, among the most popular being "Am
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