The following interesting reference to Dickens’ book is from Elder Dallin H. Oaks, quoting
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Mormon Book Bits #7: Charles Dickens, The Life of Our Lord
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series of posts by Dennis Horne about collectible books. The introduction is here.
“I read this paragraph [from President Hinckley’s book Standing for Something, page 77]: ‘I was living in London in 1934’ (It doesn’t say ‘I was on a mission in London in 1934’, but that’s the fact as we know it) ‘and vividly recall the advertisements of one of the popular newspapers that [Charles] Dickens’s The Life of Our Lord would be published serially. Following Serialization, it was published as a book. Years later, my wife found a copy of that book and read it to our children. There are portions of his telling that I like very much....’ That is a significant sentence to me because I got a hold of that [book] and read it too; and there were portions of it that I didn’t like very much, but there were portions that I did and those were the portions that he is referring to. In fact, Dickens’s The Life of Our Lord would not be used as a Sunday School manual in this Church. It not only would not get through Correlation, it wouldn’t even be able to knock on the door.” (Dallin H. Oaks, “Chaplain’s Seminar 04”, 5 October 2004.)
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