|H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
He said that he has some unofficial "bibles" such as the "Monson Bible" and the "Hinckley Bible" which are a collection of all the General Conference talks that President of the church gave when they were President. He said those were the most important things to understand from a Prophet. (Which sort of shores me up with my analysis of President Benson's political teachings.)
The really cool story he told was about meeting President David O. McKay when he was a boy. Bishop Burton was playing street football with a bunch of friends, maybe even his cousin, my dad-in-law, when his father who was the local ward bishop at the time called him to get dressed and go on some ward visits with him. They went to the home of a sick young woman and just after they arrived another car drove up and President McKay got out to visit with the woman as well. Bishop Burton's dad and President McKay gave her a blessing. Young David went out to wait on the porch steps glumly thinking out his missed football game. President McKay came out and sat by him to talk and visit.
|President David O. McKay (b. 1873 - d. 1970)|
|President John Taylor (b. 1803 - d. 1887)|
I like testimonies like that--based in personal experience and connected through the generations--even connected to relatives of mine, at least by marriage.