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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,943 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gordon B. Hinckley Narrator: George Grizzard Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No nation can be greater than the strength of its individual homes or the virtue of its people. Sadly, many today would say ours is a nation in crisis. Families are splintering around us, our children are becoming alienated from their great cultural heritage, and our leaders seem increasingly out of touch. Yet, according to Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one cannot lose hope. The solution lies not within our government, schools, or symbols of popular culture, but rather within ourselves, our families, and our faith.

In the tradition of William Bennett's Book of Virtues, Hinckley has created a classic look at the values that can change our world -- and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his own life, as well as from our nation today, he examines ten virtues that have proven through the ages to provide the most profound path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, learning, forgiveness and mercy, thrift and industry, gratitude, optimism, and faith.

Standing for Something is an inspiring blue-print for what we can all do -- as individuals, as a nation, and as a world community -- to rediscover the values that make us strong and by which all of us can work toward a brighter future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I absolutely love this book! Every chapter breathes profound wisdom, insight, and optimism. Articulated by one of the inspired leaders of our day, these ten timeless values, if lived, will literally heal our hearts, our homes, our country, our world.” 

    Stephen R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  • “Word of this book is rapidly spreading across America as simple folk clamor to steer their lives and country with a more virtuous compass.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “We live in an age in which traditional beliefs have been attenuated, ridiculed, and mocked. We desperately need leaders who will defend them—and just as important, we need leaders who can explain why they are worth defending. Which is why Gordon Hinckley’s book is so valuable. Timely, intelligent, practical, and readable, Standing for Something is an important contribution to the national discussion.” 

    William J. Bennett, editor, The Book of Virtues

  • “ Gordon B. Hinckley has written a wise and inspiring book. He looks at all that ails our society today and offers the most powerful cure: faith in God and the virtues that emanate from it. His voice in this book is prophetic and full of love. People of all religions will benefit from reading Standing for Something, and society will gain too, because this book should lead its readers to stand for something.” 

    Senator Joseph I. Leiberman

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyssa | 2/10/2014

    " Incredible book. I had no idea I would love this book so much. I am amazed at the caliber of writing as well as the interest I had in every chapter. Written for all of America, not just people of one faith, this is a book I would give to everyone if I could. I feel SO uplifted and more determined to be a little better, wiser, kinder, stronger...GREAT book! It is no surprise it was a NY Times Bestseller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/10/2014

    " Not many authors can be as succinct and simultaneously meaningful and deep as President Hinckley. This book justifiably spent time on the New York Times Best Sellers list, but it is not really on that basis that it's so worthwhile. Simply put, the things mentioned in this book are true no matter who you are. If we all followed this advice, so many of today's ills wouldn't exist at all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rex | 2/1/2014

    " President Hinckley's comments on the loneliness of leadership are especially good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina Meikle | 1/30/2014

    " Great little read by one of my heroes. I love Gordon B. Hinckley and his style...I could quote him on almost any passage in the book. Our life views are very similar. Hooray for determined optimism! "

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