Oct 11, 2014

Christopher Columbus

Book Details
Author: Clark B. Hinckley
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Deseret Book
Genre: Historical

This book is FASCINATING!

As "author Clark B. Hinckley reminds us, the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi suggests that Columbus stands out as "a man among the Gentiles." In fact, Lehi and Nephi describe only two specific individuals in their prophecy of the latter-day restoration of the gospel: Christopher Columbus and Joseph Smith."

So if Joseph Smith's name is had for good and evil, does it surprise you that Christopher Columbus has been brought into question?

This book clearly shows through his own journals that Christopher Columbus felt inspired by the Holy Ghost.

He felt prompted to sail the seas and bring the truth to the new world.

You will read of:

* His struggles in getting the sailing approved

* His preparations

* His first crossing and then his subsequent crossings

* His shipwreck

 * His health issues

* And more

I learned more than I ever had through this book.
I was very intrigued by the name Christopher and how it came to be and what it truly means.

We owe a lot to Christopher Columbus.

Expertly written!
Precisely presented!

About the Author
Clark B. Hinckley is a banker by vocation and a historian by avocation. A director of Zions First National Bank, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School. He is a graduate and former faculty member of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

A former bishop and stake president, he presided over the Spain Barcelona Mission from 2009 to 2012. He and his wife, Kathleen Hansen Hinckley, have six children and eighteen grandchildren. They have lived in New York City, Michigan, and Arizona. They reside in Salt Lake City and serve in the baptistry of the Salt Lake Temple and teach Sunday School.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


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