Lengthen Your Stride: The Administration Of Spencer W Kimball The twelve-year presidency (1973â€“1985) of Spencer W. Kimball was marked by many significant events, the revelation on priesthood, the ERA battle, the fight against the MX, Howard Hughes’s will, and by a president operating at a frantic pace, traveling the world to conduct more than forty area conferences and overseeing significant changes in Church administrative structures. But what about the man in the midst of this flurry of activity? In his March 1987 Sunstone reflection, son Edward L. Kimball suggested that several personal characteristics animated his father’s service as Church president: he loved to interact with people; he had a sense of humor; he had a feeling of personal insignificance or inadequacy; he tried harder than anyone else. Now, some thirty years after that article and in the wake of the long-awaited publication of a book on the presidency of Spencer W. Kimball, how does the author view the intersection of man and events today?
Edward L., Kimball