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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thoughts on...One Silent Sleepless Night

I'm sure we've all had them. A night that doesn't end, when sleep is as elusive as fairy dust. There are two differences between my sleepless nights and the one in this book. 1: the author had the good sense to write the experience down, and 2: the author is a "name". At least to those who are members of or are knowledgeable about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

A wonderful introduction to Spencer W. Kimball. His mind wanders time as he deals with the pain following surgery, taking us on the journey with him. Just enough information for a young adult while giving an older reader a chance to whet their appetite for more. The cover graphic style is carried inside giving the book a small taste of a scrapbook only in black and white.

An enjoyable, quick read.




One Silent Sleepless Night
by Spencer W. Kimball


Bookcraft
1975
hardcover
Memoir
source: personal library


from the inside flap:
The night is long when sleep refuses to come. concern, worry, apprehension-these fill the dark hours with spectres enough. But what when, added to these, the demon Pain enters with his armory of torments?

One Silent Sleepless Night is a first-hand account of such an occasion. Here President Spencer W. Kimball tells the poignant story of a night-long experience following his 1957 throat operation. This simple yet vividly drawn account takes the reader right into that New York room. there, while Pain works his will and leaden-footed Time drags his way through the dar, concerns about the future alternate with scenes form the past--childhood in Arizona, life on the farm, the call to the apostleship, memories both sweet and sad.

To the joy of Church members the world over, the story of that night had a happy ending. Now, for the first time, they can read the story.



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