Saturday, October 27, 2012
Book Review: Open Fire By Scott M Hurst
Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South by Scott M Hurst is a wonderful easy to read adventurous account of J. Golden Kimball. J. Golden Kimball had big shoes to fill. His dad's. President Heber C. Kimball. His dad was proud of him and Golden loved his father, but when his dad died things shifted a bit for Golden and he had to find his way to becoming the leader he was. This book is about that journey with all its fun and spiritual moments.It starts right off with a bang and keeps you turning pages with laughter and fun.
Scott did a marvelous job showing us who J Golden Kimball is and in reading we get to know him better. It is a book I would recommend to everyone, especially if you like rascally fun characters in Church History and J. Golden is one of the most talked about general authority pinned to many larger than life stories. Some of which are found in this book.
It is the perfect book for those who love missionary work, want to be a missionary or want to serve the Lord. You will catch the fire of Golden and feel the flames of his faith as it grows throughout the mishaps and mayhem that followed him through out his life.
Read Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South and enjoy it and find out a little more about the man who made everyone laugh with a cuss word or two, and how he became a general authority. You will be glad you did!~
Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South is Scott Hurst’s 1st book. In Open Fire, Scott Hurst fulfills the promise of his father and more, bringing the story of J. Golden Kimball to life in a wonderful and entertaining way. This loving exploration—celebration, really—of the life of J. Golden Kimball is a must-read for anyone who is going to serve or has served a mission or even anyone who just knows a missionary. It is a story of faith and doubt, hope and redemption. It is a tale of love and loss, trial and tribulation, and ultimately conquering our own fears.
In short, it is a story for all of us (from the Foreword of Open Fire).In this fast paced story filled with holy hi-jinx and missionary mayhem, Golden squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the terrible Ku Klux Klan. Join Golden as he takes on the South with these unbelievable, true stories.
Get your copy of Open Fire here.