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During the years that Hugh B. Brown served in the LDS First Presidency (1961-70), he proved to be one of the most compassionate and tolerant members of the church hierarchy. Shortly before his death, his grandson conducted in-depth, candid interviews that appear in this compilation and constitute a refreshing look at one of Mormonism's best loved leaders. (This is the secoDuring the years that Hugh B. Brown served in the LDS First Presidency (1961-70), he proved to be one of the most compassionate and tolerant members of the church hierarchy. Shortly before his death, his grandson conducted in-depth, candid interviews that appear in this compilation and constitute a refreshing look at one of Mormonism's best loved leaders. (This is the second, enlarged edition.)...

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ISBN : 9781560851233
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Number of Pages : 190 Pages
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An Abundant Life: The Memoirs of Hugh B. Brown Reviews

  • Michele
    2018-11-03 12:18

    The book I read was a collection of his talks. I fell absolutely head over heels in love with him by page 100. What an amazing man. There are so many quotes I adored.One side note: I have seen some poorly edited books in my time but this one took the cake. There were many words like cooooould and wouuuld that were just mind blowing. Made you wonder if it even was edited. But, I think he is just the best example of manhood around. pg 27: Let down your buckets: they had the power to save themselves but they did not know it.42: self denial84: learn continually105: self control115; Sir Walter Scott: Teach self denial and make its practice pleasurable, and you can create for the world a destiny more sublime than ever issued form the brain of the wildest dreamer.Robert Louis Stevenson: You cannont run away from a weakness. You must sometime fight it out or perish, and if that be so why not now, and where you stand.193: How foolish would be the traveler who would become discouraged along the way because of difficulties, give up the trip, and therby forget the reward that was promised! What the wise traveler does is make repairs, purchase extra parts if necessary, and travel on.221: Life is a beautiful symphony. It offers such marvelous opportunities. Life is calling to all of us, 'Be more alive, be more aware.'

  • Greg Diehl
    2018-11-19 12:32

    Authentic glimpse into a great mind with a candid/ecumenical character. I really respect the way Elder Brown always seemed to seek the space where thoughtfulness and faithfulness could not only coexist - but actually compliment one another."While I believe all that God has revealed, I am not quite sure I understand what he has revealed, and the fact that God has promised further revelation is to me a challenge to keep an open mind and be prepared to follow wherever my search for truth may lead ... And while all Mormons should respect, support, and heed the teachings of the authorities of the church, no one should accept a statement and base his or her testimony upon it, no matter who makes it ..." Hugh B. BrownHe proposed that an emeritus status be created for all GAs (including the 12 & 1st Pres.) to try to help ensure new blood could help thoughtfulness (open-mindedness etc.) keep pace with faithfulness. A truncated version (for lower level GAs) was instituted by Kimball - but unfortunately not adopted (yet) for the top brass . . . A man of his time who was definitively ahead of his time. "Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio . . . ?"

  • Jason
    2018-10-25 12:23

    Hugh B. Brown is in many ways the only Grand Ole Liberal to serve in the First Presidency of the Mormon church, and here is his life in his own words.The format of the book is interesting. I expected a typical biography, but the book is actually an oral account President Brown dictated to his grandson late in his life. The material was used in an earlier biography, but this book presents the entire account in one short book. The oral history gives the book a nice chatty feel, much like listening to fascinating stories from your own grandpa for a few hours.The last three chapters of the book are the reason to read it. President Brown gives a very interesting account of his experience as the lone liberal voice in the high ranks of the LDS church during the 1960s, a tumultuous time for Mormons and for America. While I don't agree with a lot of his politics myself, I appreciate President Brown's example that devotion to the Mormon Church does not require adherence to the Republican party. He was a fine man.

  • Kaye
    2018-11-07 10:14

    The book I read was not the memoirs of Hugh B. Brown. It was titled An Abundant Life. It was, rather, a collection of his talks. As in any collection, there were parts that spoke especially to me and others that did not appeal to me. I enjoyed them more, I think, because I heard him speak in person at a youth conference at Morehead State University. I marked some of my favorites of his quotes in the back of the book. One was from an ancient prayer: "From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth, From the laziness that is content with half truth, From the arrogance that thinks it knows all the truth, O God of truth, deliver us."

  • Jeremy Griggs
    2018-11-18 11:13

    I enjoyed this book. Hugh B Brown had a diverse and interesting life. I first fell in love with his classic speeches and wanted to learn more about him. He always put the Lord first and had faith that things would work out, even through persecution. The stories about his political endeavors and his business exploits were very interesting.

  • Teresa
    2018-11-20 05:37

    3.5 stars. I admire the man and enjoyed reading about his life, but the grandson who wrote the book edited in a "warts and all" manner. I'm sure he could have included lots more inspiring information, but considering the publisher--Signature Books--it's not surprising that it was written the way it was. Their books usually have an unpleasant undercurrent.

  • Rae
    2018-11-12 05:28

    I enjoyed this little bio put together by Brown's grandson. Over an 18-month period, he had taped his grandfather's oral memories on an old reel-to-reel machine. So most of this book is in Hugh B. Brown's words. It was fun to learn his opinions regarding the other brethren he served with as well as to read letters written to his wife-to-be. All in all, a very pleasant and uplifting read.

  • Vickie
    2018-10-22 08:25

    3 of my children read this and encouraged me (or nagged me) to read it also. I'm glad that they did. It was really interesting and I'm glad to get to know Hugh B. Brown a little better. In fact, I have downloaded some of his talks to listen to.

  • Chanda Willemin
    2018-11-01 07:35

    I love reading and learning about people and the wonderful lives they have lived.

  • Benjamin
    2018-11-12 10:38

    Quick and enjoyable read...

  • Stephanie
    2018-11-21 08:38

    Loved this so much. I knew nothing about Hugh Brown and now he is one of my heroes. Get to know him if you've ever wondered whether "liberal" and "faithful" have to be oxymorons!

  • David
    2018-11-12 08:37

    Brief but worth the read. Another LDS leader biography that shaped my views.