The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Release Date: 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Christianity
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Description

The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. The Prophet Joseph Smith translated this record by the gift and power of God and first published it in March of 1830 as the Book of Mormon. It is now published in many languages as a new and additional witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that all who will come unto him and obey the laws and ordinances of his gospel may be saved. The 2013 edition of the Book of Mormon includes clarifications and adjustments to the introduction, footnotes, and chapter headings; however, these adjustments have not been so extensive as to require members to purchase the new edition to stay current with either the Church curriculum or personal study.

Reviews

  • Best book ever

    5
    By Iowa-
    I have read this book over and over and always feels uplifted and like I want to be a better person because of it.
  • Thankful

    5
    By jayace52
    This Book has brought peace and I am thankful for the words and truths in the book.
  • Great book of truth!

    5
    By Zumgaligali
    Absolutely loved this book! I encourage all to read it.
  • It is true!!!!!

    5
    By Franklin Egnew
    I am an ex-Mormon but I will never deny the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I am currently a member of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing also known as the Shakers.
  • The Bible is the truth, and nothing but the truth.

    1
    By ScienceGirlx
    The contradictions between the Book of Mormon and the Bible constitute a most serious obstacle to accepting the Book of Mormon as Latter-day-scripture that is supplemental to the Bible. The Bible came first, not the Book of Mormon. And whereas the Bible is organically linked to the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ by extensive surviving manuscript evidence going back as far as A.D. 125-30, the Book of Mormon is wholly lacking in any such evidences of ancient origin. It is not reasonable, therefore, to make the Bible the standard for judging the Book of Mormon, and not the other way around? If we accept the Bible as our “measuring stick” for spiritual truth, the Book of Mormon must be rejected.
  • This book is proven false

    1
    By YALCTRON
    This is a false book, part of an elaborate hoax. Come to reddit r/exmormon to find out more.
  • best book in the world

    5
    By penwormbookloop
    I would be so lost without this book!
  • Good study for all peoples

    5
    By Onijitsu
    Even if not a member of the LDS Church (or, any faith), this book is worthy reading for any student of religion. I am not a member but have studied diverse works, ranging from the Bible, to the Book of Mormon (BoM), to the Quran, the Popol Vuh, Hagakure, Analects, Book of Five Rings, and ancient Hebrew Mishnah, etc. Many criticize the BoM based upon their own beliefs, including Atheism. Some believe it less true than any other, or believe that it is simply a "con game", arguing "historical inaccuracies" and such. But it truly has no more inaccuracy than any of the others! And, the truth is, that many such objections have been refuted by findings AFTER the BoM was first published. (By a man who was illiterate until later in life, after its translation/publication from the original plates of gold) For a good example of such refutations? The entire concept that anything would be written on brass or gold plates was considered laughable in the 1830s. Yet, much later, archaeologists discovered other documents written on metal plates, in order for their information to withstand the weathering of time and the elements. Some of which, were found with the Dead Sea Scrolls. People also label it as forgery. There are parts of Isaiah, intentionally quoted in the BoM, just as Isaiah quotes the Book of Enoch. And such quotations happen elsewhere! The Four Gospels quote Old Testament scripture, for another example. But, most of the BoM is original, and worthy of reading. This is NOT the kind of material which an uneducated (and illiterate) boy could just make up on his own. Read it and see, truly! It is as inspired as any other religious text, at the very least! There are other things too, not discovered until the mid-to-late 20th Century, such as Chiasmus. A Hebrew writing method, creating a specific, poetic pattern in how a given issue is written. Chiasmus is found in both the Bible and the BoM. (Please tell me how a young boy made such an amazing discovery on his own, and replicated it) Most who criticize this and other sacred texts do so based on their ignorance. They may be doing so, secondhand, using only the poor information given to them by their pastors or from such intentionally false sources as "The Godmakers", which were created by bitter EX-members of the Mormon faith. Their motives must be questioned. Either they didn't understand the actual doctrine, or they rejected it based upon incomplete comprehension... Or, they more malignly want to hit back at a faith from which they were excommunicated or otherwise unhappily departed from. Because, the Mormon faith requires living under a set of rules which many people are unable or unwilling to follow. Not smoking or drinking. (I smoke, and occasionally imbibe) Not having sex outside of marriage. An organizational method which only gives Men the Priesthood... Which, some interpret as misogyny. (The Mormons actually ELEVATE Women, if you want to know the truth, even if they do not titularly hold some offices, but do hold others) Don't be ignorant! There is no threat to your own beliefs, unless you do not truly have enough faith in your beliefs. If anything, my beliefs have been better clarified by studying the beliefs of many peoples. And, if your bent is to tear any one belief in Christ down (or, any other faith) then it must be questioned how much you believe Christ, and how much YOU seek to emulate Christ. For, to me, emulating Christ (in action, and words) is how one defines oneself as "Christian"... And yet, there are so many so-called Christians who have not read their Bible all the way through. Who, spend the majority of their time condemning others instead of loving them. If they want an enemy to fight against, then they should combine their energies with others against those who want to tear all of Christianity (or, of faith in God, in general) down. Against those, who falsely profess that the First Amendment exists only to provide "Freedom FROM Religion." Our Freedom OF Religion must be maintained. Both, by our government, and by all of our Citizens. Do not waste your time, pursuing the hatred of a good and just people such as the Mormons. Remember: after Christ's return, he told the Disciples: "Forbid them not, for those who are not against us are with us."
  • Truly Testifies of Jesus Christ

    5
    By Ktenten
    I love this book, it is my favorite book. It testifies of Jesus Christ, His divinity, doctrine and Atonement. I feel myself drawing closer to God by reading and studying this book as the Holy Ghost testifies to me of its truthfulness and teaches me about God, the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. When I read and study this book, I feel myself being inspired and drawn to become a better person and to be what the Lord would want me to be.
  • This is truly another testament of Jesus Christ

    5
    By Epicmanguy
    This book is a true account of proceedings in the old world, just like the bible. The words on those pages were written by the true prophets of god in the Americas. The Book of Mormon has greatly strengthened my testimony of the gospel and I hope that it will do the same for yours.

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