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by Gordon B. Hinckley,Mike Wallace

An invitation to stand up and be counted . . . No nation can be greater than the strength of its individual homes or the virtue of its people. Sadly, many today would say ours is a nation in crisis. Families are splintering around us, our children are becoming alienated from their great cultural heritage, and our leaders seem increasingly out of touch. Yet, according to Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one cannot lose hope. The solution lies not within our governments, schools, or symbols of popular culture, but rather within ourselves, our families, and our faith.In the tradition of William Bennett's Book of Virtues, Hinckley has created a classic look at the values that can change our world -- and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his own life, as well as from our nation today, he examines ten virtues that have proven through the ages to provide the most profound path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith. He then shows how the two guardians of virtue -- marriage and the family -- can keep us on that path, even in difficult times. Standing for Something is an inspiring blueprint for what we can all do -- as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community -- to rediscover the values and virtues that have historically made us strong. At once masterful and illuminating, it is a work for our time: a reflection from one man's long and productive life that dwells not on the past but on the means by which all of us can work toward a brighter future.
Download Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes epub
ISBN: 0812933176
ISBN13: 978-0812933178
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley,Mike Wallace
Language: English
Publisher: Crown; 1 edition (February 22, 2000)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1430 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Gordon Hinckley was a great leader (Presidential Medal of Freedom) and a great example. I knew him publicly (along with millions of others) but also knew him personally and visited with him on a couple of occasions. This book distills the essence of the greatness of the man. His manner of expression...which was all his own and very unique to him...along with his fervent and passionate belief in these principles comes through every paragraph. AND there is nothing wrong in our society that wouldn't be cured by adopting his sound advice. I particularly resonated with his comments on Civility. This is a great souvenir of a great man.
I own this book in the hardback format, so to buy it again on Kindle means I am a great fan of this book because I'm a cheapskate.

This book, in many ways, will become a modern marvel and classic. I am a huge fan of president Gordon B. Hinckley, and it's funny to me how relevant his words are in 2012 when this book was written in 2000. You would think in 12 years, the country and the world haven't changed much, but as I re-read this book recently, I cannot believe what a great prophet of God this man was (and I'm a FAN) for this world.

If you like Gordon B. Hinckley, if you would like to read unconventional wisdom, if you want to become INSPIRED - I highly recommend this great work.

Various virtues illuminated by the personal experiences of the late President of the LDS church at the ripe age of 89 as well as quotes from influential thinkers and authors. A lot of wisdom. A lot to reflect on as the world seems to drift from time tested principles and virtues. Hinckley voice, while now as it were an echo, is a rather unique sounding one among the throngs of contemporary talking heads. While this book offers a firm critique of more recent trends in society, Hinckley remains optimistic in that society's ability to correct its course by focusing on society's most integral guiding unit, the family.

This was an good, easy read. Quotes and stories from thinkers/authors/feelers like Emerson, Shakespeare, Lewis, Nightingale, et al were a nice buttress to the author's arguments.
This book will uplift and give comfort to your soul. It has inspired me to be a better person because I now have clear understanding of the virtues, that if followed, will give me the strength and the courage to take action and stand up for what I know to be true.
We know these virtues are needed. The problem is getting people to integrate them into their lives. It's east to remind people what they should be doing; it is another thing to offer practical and implementable solutions to get them to do what they are suppose to do.
Anyone who wants a better world would do well to try the principles in this book! I found it a beautiful and satisfying read. Hinckley's ability to talk to the modern world and stay current translates into an easy read that's not condescending at all.

I only wish I had this in hard copy!

I purchased another in hard copy titled WAY TO BE by President Hinckley (published the following year) without noting a subtitle that it was for youth. That book is a meer copy of this one with subtle changes to compliment the strength of youth today. I wish it had not been marketed as a "new" book with the same manuscript as this one. Overall--both are wonderful 5 star books but they just have a different target audience.
Excellent reading! This is the kind of book I like to read and re-read at a later date. The information is uplifting and timely.
I was inspired by the writings of Gordon B. Hinckley. His book was clear and concise as it offered us some guidelines to live by, These would be sure to return us to those values that we know are right. These right values make our journey through life far less fraught with confusion and uncertainty as we return to the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
I highly recommend this book by Gordon B. Hinkly!