The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
For the twelve million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide (six million in the United States), The Book of Mormon is literally the word of God, a companion volume to the Bible that contains the everlasting gospel. With the faith now of one of the fastest-growing religions in the country, Doubleday is proud to publish this first official tra...more
The Book of Mormon is set in North America in the first century. Before I get "flamed" I would like to point out three of the more glaring anachronistic errors:
1) Horses (actually brought to the Americas by Europeans hundreds of year...more
* Nephi is hard for the proud to like. If this sounds sacrilege, and you've never had this thought before, congratulations...you're probably not proud. But, pride is something I struggle with so his, "Why can't you all just be more like me?" attitude can be a stumbling block. But the thing to remember is, he was called of God, and although his personality might make me less wont to in...more
You know, I read this at age 15 or 16 in seminary. I'm proud of having trudged through the thing, an accomplishment I can also say of The Bible (eve...more
There really isn't a rating you could give something so profound and precious. And to this, I apologize.
It is the BEST book I have ever read. This is at the top of my favorite list!!! For anyone who hasn't read this yet, and would like a free copy...more
That's my one-sentence review.
And it came to pass that we had a talk with the neighborhood Mormons today, and they bestowed upon us the Book of Mormon. And it came to pass that we are slowly making our way through it, checking to make sure we haven't too hastily judged it. And it came to pass that, so far, god seems like every bit as cruel of a dictator as he ever did in...more
I've never had surgery before, and I have a lot more understanding for those who can't take care of themselves. It's like living in a cage, on...more
Count Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian author, statesman, and philosopher, held [this] opinion as to the possible future destiny of the "American religion" founded under the instrumentality of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Thomas J. Yates related an experience he had while a student at Cornell University in 1900. He had the privilege of meeting Dr. Andrew D. White, former president of Cornell and, at the time, U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Upon learning that Mr. Yates was a Mormon, Dr. White...more
In many ways, the book is like listening to Bach (simple--yet highly complex--and beautiful in ways not...more
1. Obtain a brand new, unmarked copy of the Book of Mormon. One of the free copies that missionaries give out works great. You will also need a colored pencil.
2. Over a period of ~60 days (10 pages/day) scan read the book doing three things:
1. Circle any reference to Christ's names. i.e....more
As I continually read and...more
The prophets likewise taught of the coming of Jesus Christ, and lobbied for improved Christian morals among the people, and were lead by the Spirit of Lord.
I find the language very New Testament (Old English) style, but very clear, and its...more
Five thousand 5-star ratings? Come on, people. The church may have suggested such an obvious ratings campaign as a means for proselytizing. But a 4.57 rating is unlikely to make me read it again: this is hardly a popularity contest. Far more i...more
It is challenging, and not intended for the reader looking to conduct an exercise in literary critique (although I would stand by it in such a test), but meant to provide the means by which you can find truth--about God, about this life, and about yourself. Not only is it straight forward, it also contains much deeper knowledge that you cannont gain anywhere else. This is what allows me to not follow blind...more
ETA: finished the Book of Mormon yesterday! 9/7/08
ETA: we finished it as a family on 12/24/08 - our 3rd time through as a family!
ETA: finished again today 4/26/09
Finished as a family 12/25/11
6/25/12 finished personal
2/5/13 finished personal
9/13 finished as a family
12/13 finished personal
From that sweet experience, I have a deep love and appreciation for The Book of Mormon. Aside from being a collection of truly fascinating and AMAZING stories, thi...more
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