Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, Utah: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1882. Reprint by Archive Publishers, Grantsville, Utah, 5.25x8" softbound, 104 pages.
This book from the Faith-Promoting Series is one of the most sought for by collectors and shares a number of treasured stories about President Kimball and the early Church.
"Heber Chase Kimball was one of the greatest men of this age. There was a certain nobility about his appearance as well as his disposition that would have made him conspicuous in any community, and the Church of Jesus Christ afforded ample scope for the exercise of his ability, and the trying scenes through which he called into play his best powers.
"He was a man of commanding presence, with eyes so keen as to almost pierce one through, and before which the guilty involuntarily quailed. He was fearless and powerful in rebuking the wrong-doer, but kind, benevolent and fatherly to the deserving. He possessed such wonderful control over the passions of men, combined with such wisdom and diplomacy that the Prophet Joseph Smith called him the 'peace-maker.'
"No man, perhaps Joseph Smith excepted, who has belonged to the Church in this generation, ever possessed the gift of prophecy to a greater degree than Brother Kimball. Although not at all pretentious, he was somewhat celebrated among his acquaintances for his prophetic inspiration. The prediction which he made soon after the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley, that the destitute Saints would soon be supplied with clothing, and that 'States goods' would be sold in Salt Lake City as cheap as New York, seemed almost unreasonable at the time it was uttered. Its fulfillment, however, by the unexpected influx of gold-seekers, making their way to California, and anxious to lighten their loads by selling their goods at almost any price, is now a matter of history. Scores of other predictions were made by him and as literally fulfilled."
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