Writing the Biography of an Apostle

by | Mar. 06, 2014

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When he set out to write the biography of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Elder Bruce C. Hafen wanted not just to record the life of a famous Church leader – as important as that was – “but also to honor his experience as one model to anyone seeking to be a true disciple” of Jesus Christ.

Elder Hafen, now an emeritus General Authority, spoke Feb. 13 of his experience in writing the book A Disciple’s Life. He was the first speaker in this year’s Men and Women of Faith Lecture Series organized by the Church History Library and held monthly in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

Several members of the Maxwell family were in attendance, including his wife, Sister Colleen Maxwell; several members of the Seventy and other General Authorities, and members of the Relief Society general presidency and board.

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