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Friday, October 16, 2015

Book Review: Truths Most Worth Knowing: An Apostle's Witness by Boyd K. Packer

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Book Description:

All truth is worth discovering, but some truths are most worth knowing. In this timely and significant book, President Boyd K. Packer shares vital, eternal truths that he has learned in ninety years of life and over fifty years as a General Authority truths that can help guide us through our own mortal journey. Chapters entitled Prayer and Promptings, How to Survive in Enemy Territory, and The Key to Spiritual Protection address issues that are essential to our faith and well-being in the perilous and turbulent times in which we live. President Packer writes of this final witness, After all the years that I have lived and taught and served, after the millions of miles I have traveled around the world, and with all that I have experienced, I wish to share with you those truths which are the most worth knowing.

Review:

This is a book full of some of President Packer's talks, divided up by subject. A few of the talks I remember hearing in Conference, most of the talks were new to me, but I enjoyed reading all of them. There were several phrases or sections throughout the book that I wanted to mark so I could come back to them again and again. This is one that will be going up on my "to-keep" shelf.

About the Author: 

President Boyd K. Packer, former President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was set apart to this position on 3 February 2008. Previously, he was Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles beginning 5 June 1994. prior to becoming Acting President, he served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, having been ordained an Apostle on 9 April 1970. He earlier served for almost nine years as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle. President Packer Passed away on July 3, 2015 at the age of 90.

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Title: Truths Most Worth Knowing: An Apostle's Witness
Authors: Boyd K. Packer
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 1629720968
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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