A Small and Piercing Voice: The Sermons of Spencer W. Kimball

Spencer W. Kimball was one of the most valuable Mormon orators of the twentieth century. In fact it is quite likely that, because of his unique opportunities as President of the Church during a dramatic period of worldwide growth and change, he was the Mormon speaker we have most to learn from about living and speaking. Though President Kimball was not as obviously gifted as other great speakers he admired and learned from, such as J. Reuben Clark, David O. McKay, and Stephen L. Richards, when Latter-day Saints in the future think of individual sermons that have affected their lives, they will, I believe, recognize him as standing foremost in our time as a prophetic spokesman.

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 25:4
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