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Ezra Taft Benson [Kindle Edition]

Sheri L. Dew
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”I believe that you will find in this biography the story of a truly great man. Not a perfect man, nor a man who hasn’t faced and even struggled with mortality’s challenges. But a man of conviction and courage. A man who has remained true to the principles in which he deeply believes. A man who has responded to assignments within the gospel kingdom that have demanded total commitment and faith in the Lord. This is a man who has faced hardships, has worked to overcome personal shortcomings, has had triumphs, and through it all, has turned his life completely over to the Lord.” —Sheri Dew

This is the story of Ezra Taft Benson, thirteenth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It is the saga of a farm boy who loved the land and the Lord – a plough boy who became a prophet. It tells of his romance and marriage to a “city girl,” Flora Amussen, a young woman who had more faith in him than he had in himself. He is a family man, the father of six and the eldest of eleven brothers and sisters.

This is the story of the most formally educated president of the Church. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from Iowa Sate University, and did post-graduate work at the University of California. He subsequently wrote several books, received many honorary degrees, and delivered thousands of addresses.

It is the story of a man who, after working with rural people in various capacities, became the first Latter-day Saint to serve in the cabinet of the president of the United States – eight years as Secretary of Agriculture in the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. His fight to help the farmers of America be free and prosperous marked him as a man of conviction who stood by his principles despite enormous political pressures.

Ezra Taft Benson is a man of God. Twice he served as a stake president and twice as president of the European Mission. At the close of World War II he served a mission of mercy, ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of destitute Latter-day Saints in Europe.

When he came to the office of president of the Church in November 1985, he had known more heads of state and was perhaps the most widely traveled of any prophet in this dispensation. He had served forty-two years as an apostle, including twelve years as president of the Quorum of the Twelve.

The Lord tutored him well for his call as a prophet. There was divine design in his life that prepared him for the new and heavy tasks that lay ahead.


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Outstanding biography, November 19, 2007 by Stay At Home Mom I found the biography on the life of President Benson to be well written, factual, and inspiring. It was great to read the words and learn about the life of this wonderful leader. A wonderful insight, February 27, 2005 by Annie Dew's book provided wonderful insight into the life of President Benson. Her depiction of his struggles, hardships, blessings, and successes brings the statesman's life closer to yowr own. You really see what he was like, what shaped him, and what his principles stand for. Anyone who takes the time to understand his life will come out a better person for it. Ezra Taft Benson, June 10, 2004 by a customer It is refreshing to hear the words and life of a living prophet. I could not put down the book. Recommended for all age readers.

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  • File Size: 748 KB
  • Print Length: 565 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book (November 15, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CFAZVS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! December 16, 2014
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This was the perfect gift for my son-in-law who joined the church when Ezra Taft Benson was President and he enjoys reading biographies and the book had a plus of being autographed by President Benson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding biography November 19, 2007
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I found the biography on the life of President Benson to be well
written, factual, and inspiring. It was great to read the words
and learn about the life of this wonderful leader.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great reference! May 20, 2013
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This biography is an excellent chronicle of a man who not only led his church but was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower Administration. It is well written and gives and account of his years as both a religious leader and a leader in his community and in the country.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Patriot and Prophet September 9, 2014
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As one who served in Germany and later lived and worked in Washington D.C., my path crossed this great man's path again and again. This book gives a wonderful account of the Lord's hand in preparing "T" for service in His kingdom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An inspired life March 7, 2013
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President Benson's life is an inspiration, from the incredible humanitarian things he did in post-WW II Europe, government service, and his life as an apostle and prophet.
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