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The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball
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Oct 02, 07

bookshelves: religion
Recommended for: People who are perfect
Read in January, 2001

I don't get why this is such a famous book within Mormondom. It is basically just a rule book. I've heard that to soften the blow, you're supposed to start with the last two chapters, then read the whole book. To me the last two chapters were just so-so, and they definitely didn't make up for the harshness of the rest of the book. Do people really recommend this to people who suffering emotionally and struggling to gain forgiveness? I read this on my mission (my most righteous period in my life). I was keeping the commandments and had nothing to get off my chest. It still pushed me to an unhealthy guilt. I still like Spencer Kimball, I just didn't like his book. I am open to the idea of someone enlightening me on why this is supposed to be such a great book.
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Laura Bell Hey, Scott, I felt similarly. But God does say in the scriptures that he can not look upon sin with the least degree of allowance. I mean, not one (to us) teeny weeny little sin. So this book emphasizes that, to show us how desperate of a situation we are in b/c we can't ever attain the level of perfection we need to without the atonement. But it could use a lot A LOT more pick me ups. I found it kinda depressing too. haha


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