Category: Book of Mormon
They Laughed When I . . . Come Unto Christ uses classic advertising line to draw people to religion, community, and belonging
The ad — They Laughed When I Sat Down At The Piano — But When I Started To Play! — was created in...Read More
I wish to share one profound experience I had as a young adult that has shaped my life.Read More
Lizzy wasn’t looking for the Book of Mormon. It just showed up one day—right on her Kindle.Read More
Don Bradley, author of The Lost 116 Pages: Reconstructing the Book of Mormon and its Missing Stories
On a summer day in 1828, Book of Mormon scribe and witness Martin Harris was emptying drawers, upending furniture, and ripping apart mattresses as he desperately looked for a stack of papers he had sworn to God to protect. Those pages containing the only copy of the first three months of Joseph Smith’s translation of the golden plates were forever lost, and the detailed stories they held forgotten over the ensuing years—until now.Read More
The Significance of the Great and Spacious Building from Lehi’s Dream in the Book of Mormon (h/t Book of Mormon Central)
The great and spacious building in Lehi’s dream was identified by the angel as representing “the pride and vain imaginations of the children of men” (1 Nephi 12:18). Learn more . . .Read More
Tree of Life AR is an augmented reality experience for mobile devices. Take your own personal journey along the path to the tree of life from the Book of Mormon!Read More
THE FIRST VISION podcast (a six-episode miniseries) launches! The Joseph Smith Papers starts off the bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s 1820 vision
Released in the bicentennial year of Joseph Smith’s vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ, the podcast recreates the world in which Joseph Smith was seeking answers to the pressing questions of his soul. Listeners will be invited to understand the First Vision from the perspective of historians.Read More
FREE EXCLUSIVE: Download the Book of Mormon redaction chart to show the structure of the golden plates
Book of Mormon Central presents Zander Sturgill; he created a quick explanation video of the Book of Mormon plates structure.
You can download this chart for free!Read More
COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: Book of Mormon Lesson 3: January 13–19 “Come and Partake of the Fruit” 1 Nephi 8-10
1 Nephi 8: Lehi sees a vision of the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise—He sees a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but Laman and Lemuel refuse. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 9: Nephi makes two sets of records—Each is called the plates of Nephi—The larger plates contain a secular history; the smaller ones deal primarily with sacred things. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 10: Lehi predicts that the Jews will be taken captive by the Babylonians—He tells of the coming among the Jews of a Messiah, a Savior, a Redeemer—Lehi tells also of the coming of the one who should baptize the Lamb of God—Lehi tells of the death and resurrection of the Messiah—He compares the scattering and gathering of Israel to an olive tree—Nephi speaks of the Son of God, of the gift of the Holy Ghost, and of the need for righteousness. About 600–592 B.C.Read More
1 Nephi 1: Nephi begins the record of his people—Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—He praises God, foretells the coming of the Messiah, and prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—He is persecuted by the Jews. About 600 B.C.
1 Nephi 2: Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—They leave their property—Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen to rule over his brethren. About 600 B.C.
1 Nephi 3: Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem to obtain the plates of brass—Laban refuses to give the plates up—Nephi exhorts and encourages his brethren—Laban steals their property and attempts to slay them—Laman and Lemuel smite Nephi and Sam and are reproved by an angel. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 4: Nephi slays Laban at the Lord’s command and then secures the plates of brass by stratagem—Zoram chooses to join Lehi’s family in the wilderness. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 5: Sariah complains against Lehi—Both rejoice over the return of their sons—They offer sacrifices—The plates of brass contain writings of Moses and the prophets—The plates identify Lehi as a descendant of Joseph—Lehi prophesies concerning his seed and the preservation of the plates. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 6: Nephi writes of the things of God—Nephi’s purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. About 600–592 B.C.
1 Nephi 7: Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem and invite Ishmael and his household to join them in their journey—Laman and others rebel—Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—They bind him with cords and plan his destruction—He is freed by the power of faith—His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings. About 600–592 B.C.Read More
COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: Book of Mormon Lesson 1: December 30–January 5 “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” Title page of the Book of Mormon; Introduction to the Book of Mormon; The Testimony of Three Witnesses; The Testimony of Eight Witnesses; The Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith
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