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Preview — The Bruce R. McConkie Story by Joseph Fielding McConkie
The Bruce R. McConkie Story: Reflections of a Son
This portrait of Bruce R. McConkie is painted on the canvas of faith in colors as bold as the sermons he preached.
In the pages of this biography, written by Elder McConkie's son Joseph, the reader is invited to become acquainted with the man as he was known to his family and closest friends. The book captures something of his humor, the depth of his faith, his love of li...more
In the mid-1980's, I took an Organizational Behavior class by J. Bonner Ritchie as part of the MBA program. Professor Ritchie said that before he joined the faculty at BYU, he had to be interviewed by a General Authority. His interview was with Bruce R. McConkie. If you know Professor Ritchie, you know he could not be more opposite in terms of person ...more
The things I didn't like about the book: sometimes I felt like Joseph was unfairly bi ...more
He takes one through the moral horrors of the 1980s -- the hideous era of that senile puff adder Ronald Reagan -- but still gives one the sense of what it must be like to have 47 wives. Too many for me! But then again, the crazed Al Queda people want even more than that.
You'll laugh; you'll ...more
In many ways it is a straight-forward and candid assessment of Elder McConkie's personality, but it also debunks many myths and offers insights into many important events such as the publication of Mormon Doctrine and the 1978 Priesthood Revelation.