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Published: Thursday, March 6 2014 11:05 a.m. MST

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ex patria cougar
Australia, 00

I still miss Elder Maxwell. I don't believe there will ever be another like him.

I loved his biography by Elder Hafen. It was not only a well-written, insightful biography, but it also gave the best account of the history of the church in the mid-twentieth century that I have read.

Provo, UT

Elder Maxwell was one-of-a-kind. Every human being is likewise one-of-a-kind. Thank you, Elder Hafen for a wonderful book about a wonderful person! Illness can be a blessing in disguise for both the person who is stricken and for the caregiver. I would not trade time spent taking care of a very ill family member for all of the honors the world has to offer.

Salt Lake City, UT

He was a superior combination of intellect and spirituality. We miss him still and fortunately we have access to his writings.

Phoenix, AZ

"it also gave the best account of the history of the church in the mid-twentieth century that I have read"

You should try David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism. Extremely thorough account of LDS history in the mid-20th Century.

Holladay, UT

I still miss Elder Maxwell and his brilliant teaching of the gospel. My daughter and I had the chance to meet him and shake his hand. He truly was a special disciple and gave us increased meaning to the word. I have read everything he wrote. When a new book came out by him, a family member, (usually my kids) would buy me the book for a gift, knowing how much I loved his writing. I was first introduced to him in 1977 when I took an English Composition class at BYU Idaho my first year of college and our text was "A More Excellent Way". It was such a great introduction to him. When we met him we told him that we call him "Uncle Neal" because we loved his words so much. He chuckled and said he was happy to be our "Uncle Neal". What a remarkable saint he was! Miss him and can't wait to be reunited to his words, as I am sure he is still writing where he is.
We take our gifts like that with us.

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