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In the Strength of the Lord: The Life and Teachings of James E. Faust

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IN EARLY 1997, I RECEIVED A telephone call one Saturday morning from my father, who lives in another state. Unlike most of our conversations, which deal with family updates and the like, he began this call with a rather firm declaration. "I know what your next book should be," he said. I had recently completed a book with two dear friends, the late Rex E. Lee and his wife,

Hardcover, 487 pages
Published October 28th 1999 by Deseret Book Company (first published October 1999)
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Dec 28, 2008 Loralee rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, religious
This book has two sections. The first section is a biography of Pres. James Faust's life and the second part shares portions of his talks arranged by topic. The second portion would be a great resource for talks and lessons.

I always enjoyed listening to Pres. Faust at conference time. His warm, kind personality was especially evident to me during the First Presidency Christmas devotionals. I enjoyed getting to know who Pres. Faust was.

It was very interesting to read about his early childhood. He
Feb 01, 2008 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
this book had some wonderful quotes and stories that I took notes on b/c they really inspired me! For example, Pres. Faust told the story of a wealthy and contented farmer named Ali Hafed who was told about diamonds. He decided to sell his farms, took all his money (leaving his family behind) and left to find diamonds. The land that he had sold ended up being the most valuable diamond mines in the history of the ancient world! Pres. Faust's book focusses a lot on how to find happiness, even in a ...more
Keli Wright
Apr 23, 2014 Keli Wright rated it it was ok
This book was just OK for me. It got a bit tiresome. He was perfect.. his wife was perfect.. that got really old.. and also the teachings were like the same talks just reiterated. I feel somewhat bad saying this but not so bad I am not going to say it
Mar 30, 2012 Rob rated it it was ok
This book comes in two sections. The first is biographical, the second is a collection of talks. I didn't like the first part because I felt it was very long winded and don't recall anything that would be interesting of its own accord (without the office of the subject in later life). Contrast that to other biographies of GAs, like Howard W. Hunter or Spencer W. Kimball, who lived full and interesting lives prior to their call to full-time service. I didn't like the second part of the book becau ...more
Mar 13, 2008 Jeff rated it really liked it
While the life and teachings of James Faust certainly merit five stars, the author was slightly lacking in his ability to understand and convey the life of an apostle. I do not mean to be critical; he certainly did a better job than I would have. The only way I know this was less than perfect is because I compare it to other biographies, such as A Watchman on the Tower, the biography of Boyd K. Packer.

Still, it's definitely worth reading. Especially poignant for me is the part, right after his
Brett Hinton
Another terrific book about a giant of a man. The book is divided into half a biography and half a collection of his teachings on a variety of topics. This unique format helps to give insight into the experiences that shaped who he was, as well as (in the teachings) the substance of what he believed.

From his experiences in World War II, to his mission and subsequent service as a General Authority in Brazil, to his calling as an Apostle and a General Authority, In the Strength of the Lord provide
Feb 13, 2011 Becky rated it it was amazing
This book has a permanent honored place on our shelves. Pres. Faust's life is so inspirational. What a truly great great man. The first part of the book is about Pres. Faust life, the second half is compiled teachings...which are amazing.
I loved this book. I was especially touched with his humility and love for people..and his unwavering firm belief and testimony of the Savior.

I highly recommend this book. Take the time to read it. It is one that I would like to turn around and just re-read agai
May 21, 2009 Alissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies, religion
I read this because President Faust is my husband's great uncle. I wanted to find out more about our heritage. It was a really great book and fun to learn more of this great man's life.
Mar 19, 2008 Sally rated it it was amazing
A wonderful biography. One of my favorite things that he says "Just because it's legal doesn't make it right." I loved reading this and learning more about President Faust.
Jan 25, 2013 Brittany rated it it was amazing
James E. Faust was one of my favorite speakers and General Authority. This book only solidified his place and I miss hearing him speak.
May 29, 2008 Robert added it
Great book. His compassion and judgment really standout. Great chapters on the BYU Center in Jerusalem.
Chanda Willemin
Feb 29, 2008 Chanda Willemin rated it it was amazing
A great life! Half the book is his biography and the other half includes his teachings.
May 08, 2008 Sally rated it it was amazing
Loved reading about the great example and love story of Pres. Faust and his wife.
James Affleck
Mar 25, 2008 James Affleck rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: LDS Friends
I loved this book. It gave me a greater understaning of an amazing man of God.
Katherine Miller
Mar 11, 2008 Katherine Miller rated it it was amazing
He has to be one of the sweetest men that ever walked the earth. Meek.
Jun 11, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding leader...these men truly amaze me, and so do their wives!
Jan 29, 2008 Ginger rated it it was amazing
Truly humbling and inspiring book of a quiet, but powerful man of God.
Feb 22, 2011 Valerie rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. He was such an amazing person.
Sep 25, 2010 Carol rated it really liked it
I love biographies of outstanding people!
Oct 11, 2010 Rachel rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites!
Brandon Dean
Nov 22, 2008 Brandon Dean rated it really liked it
as good as hinckley's bio
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