John Bytheway and lessons from the farm

As John Bytheway listened to general conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the years, he noticed a pattern: LDS Church leaders liked to tell stories that illustrate lessons they learned while working on a farm.

It occurred to Bytheway that some of the most enduring lessons about life can be learned as a person labors on a farm.

He researched the topic and what he found became a talk on CD called, "Farm Wisdom for City Folks" (Deseret Book, $14.99). In the talk, the best-selling author, favorite speaker and part-time instructor at Brigham Young University discusses how some of the best teachings, stories, and examples we hear in the church come from those whose work ethic was forged in the rigors of farm life.

In an interview with Mormon Times, Bythway shares thoughts and insights into this unique topic.

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