The Faith of a Prophet : Brigham Young's Life and Service--A Pattern of Applied Faith
BYU Religious Studies Center
Elder D. Todd Christofferson discusses the life and service of Brigham Young, "a prophet with few peers and a man of unusual accomplishments". But it is primarily his "exceptional faith in God and in the Lord Jesus Christ" toward which Elder Christofferson directs his remarks. As he has studied his life, it has become apparent to Elder Christofferson that it was President Young's faith in God that permitted him to act where others wavered or never went beyond the contemplation of action. If he knew or felt something to be right, Brigham Young had no hesitation in pursuing it, even where he could not see his way through to the end or did not at the moment possess the means to finish.