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

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Those unfamiliar with the genius and personality of Brigham Young will find this volume a wonderful introduction to both the man and his message.

Excerpts from his many discourses have been arranged to show the coherent system of faith which he taught and which enabled him and those he led to triumph over great opposition in proclaiming the gospel and the building the king

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Paperback, 497 pages
Published 1977 by Deseret Book Company (first published 1941)
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Nick Black
Jun 18, 2010 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
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.
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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Kaydence
Mar 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kole
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have owned this book for nearly a decade and always wanted to read it but never had a strong enough desire to do so. I wish that desire was stronger a decade ago. I really loved this book. Reading the sermons of Brigham Young gave me an insight to him that I hadn't seen before. I thoroughly enjoyed the doctrinal topics. Brigham Young had such a way to briefly and powerfully teach and testify of the doctrines of the gospel. I found on each page things that interested me or would benefit me in k ...more
Jocie
Jun 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Harry Burnside
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book. Wisdom in every page. He reaffirms the decision I made in 1962 to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An inspired man. Very straight forward and clear advice and doctrine.
Pat Tucker
Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dave
Sep 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I "read" was actually a download of the audiobook from:
http://www.ldsaudio.com/shop/audio_it...

AUTHOR(S): Brigham Young
NARRATED BY: Nathan K. Wright
RUNNING TIME: 1360 Min.

Audiobook MP3 22h 39m 45sec Lectures LDS Nonfiction 04/23/07
Shad
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
President Young tells it like it is, and it is awesome.
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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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“Parties in our Government have no better idea than to think the Republic stands all the firmer upon opposition; but I say that it is not so. A republican government consists in letting the people rule by their united voice, without a dissension,--in learning what is for the best, and unitedly doing it. That is true republicanism.” 5 likes
“Now, remember, my brethren, those who go skating, buggy riding or on excursions on the Sabbath day—and there is a great deal of this practiced—are weak in the faith. Gradually, little by little, little by little, the spirit of their religion leaks out of their hearts and their affections, and by and by they begin to see faults in their brethren, faults in the doctrines of the Church, faults in the organization, and at last they leave the Kingdom of God and go to destruction. I really wish you would remember this, and tell it to your neighbors.” 5 likes
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