Heidi's Reviews > Go Forward with Faith: The Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley

Go Forward with Faith by Sheri Dew
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Dec 17, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: adult, religious
Read in March, 2010 — I own a copy

It took me forever to read, partly because it's long, and I like things that are quicker, but also because it wasn't terribly well written. Maybe because it wasn't fiction with a plot? Also, in some ways I would have to agree with President Hinckley himself in saying that there's a bit too much of Gordon B. Hinckley in it. I think this is because there is so much of church history in it that I got the feeling I was reading a church history and wanted to know more about other people and events etc, but then the focus always came back to Pres. Hinckley. And there were a few times when I thought the accolades were slightly too high, (in addition to the sheer length of the book, the likes of which has not been done for a prophet before him), and sometimes the quotes of different people tended to show a slight favoring him above other prophets, when I don't think that's appropriate. Maybe I was misreading them, but that was my impression. In any case, I would love, actually, to know more about all the prophets. But I do love President Hinckley and know that he was the right prophet for the Church at his time. Reading some of his quotes and parts of the scripts of interviews he did in the back matter made me miss him a bit, but also made him feel still present--a voice from the dust, so to speak.

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Veronica I loved this book. I forgot about it. I will have to read it again. :)

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