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Friday, April 4, 2008

Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley...Review

About the book:
When Marjorie Pay stepped into the Salt Lake Temple in 1937 to be married to Gordon B. Hinckley, she little knew what dramatic turns her life would take. How could any newlywed envision that she might someday be the eternal companion of the prophet and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

 In Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley, dozens of family members and friends share experiences and feelings that demonstrate the character of a quietly remarkable woman. These vignettes combine with the words of Sister Hinckley herself, gleaned from talks, letters, and conversations, to create a portrait that is engaging and inspiring. From her profound yet simple faith to her optimism and sense of humor, from her love of mothering and grandmothering to her enthusiasm for learning, Sister Hinckley's personality traits are perfectly suited to her mission. She goes through life with a smile in her heart and a gift for loving that reaches out to embrace everyone she meets. As you meet her in these pages, you'll fall under the spell of her warmth, her genuineness, and her testimony. 

I loved this book. I love Marjorie Hinckley. She was such a perfect companion to President Gordon B. Hinckley. This book is written by her daughter, and is a compilation of Sister Hinckley's words from talks, letters and conversations, as well as lovely vignettes from family and friends. Her faith and optimistic view of life are inspiring.

At times she seems too perfect and polished, but I honestly don't think you could find many negatives about her. She always seemed, to me at least, to be one of those truly good and kind women. She loved being a wife and mother and made no apologies for that. She loved to learn and to meet people.

A delightful, inspiring book. Easy to pick up and just read a chapter or two at a time.

I read my own personal copy, but you can purchase your own copy here.

Last read 2007

* * * *
4/5 Stars

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