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By Bruce C. Hafen

ISBN-10: 1570088330

ISBN-13: 9781570088339

ISBN-10: 1606412507

ISBN-13: 9781606412503

the tale in the back of the writing of this e-book rather all started in 1976, whilst Elder Maxwell invited me to take a depart from Brigham younger college and paintings for 2 years less than his day-by-day path within the new Correlation division at Church headquarters. In later years, while i used to be an administrator and a instructor at Ricks university after which at BYU, I observed him usually in Church academic method conferences, the place he was once a key determine at the Church Board of schooling. In 1996 i used to be referred to as to the Seventy and assigned to a space Presidency in Australia, the place I remained until eventually returning to Utah in August of 2000. Like such a lot of different Church participants, my spouse, Marie, and that i have been surprised through the scoop of Elder Maxwell's leukemia in past due 1996, and we apprehensive and prayed approximately his wellbeing and fitness. in the course of October convention 1999, he invited me to return by way of his workplace. As we talked, he indicated he used to be now not convinced approximately his situation. He stated he used to be receiving an experimental therapy yet "one of those days" the leukemia simply may well absolutely go back. That used to be the most cause, he acknowledged, why he'd eventually yielded to prodding from others that he enable the writing of his biography. i assumed a booklet on his lifestyles tale will be awesome till he requested if i might write it. As venerated as I felt, I truthfully inspiration my doing this was once now not a good suggestion. i assumed that he, his family members, and the Church deserved thorough examine and writing, and the paintings had to be performed right away to maximise the potential for being released in the course of his lifetime. He shared these hopes. yet given the scary uncertainty approximately his well-being; provided that appropriate biographies can take years to rfile and write; on condition that he hadn't saved a private magazine, which might necessitate extra months of unique study; and provided that i used to be part an international away on a Church project I responded that somebody who may perhaps provide this undertaking fast and full-time awareness used to be wanted. still, after extra visits with Elder Maxwell and with others, inside of a couple of days I had agreed to start the venture and to maneuver as quick as attainable. within the weeks that undefined, I nervous approximately having dedicated myself to anything as unreachable as this activity appeared. As i might wake up to listen to the colourful birds that rule these clean Australian mornings, i'd occasionally ponder whether certainly, i might wish that I had agreed to jot down Elder Maxwell's biography in simple terms in a dream. Then the truth might hit me back. now and then i might be mindful Nephi's phrases in regards to the Lord getting ready a fashion for those that have a piece to do.

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