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Cover of the Joseph Smith Papers Documents volume 8
A new volume of the Joseph Smith Papers has been published by the Church Historian’s Press. The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 8: February–November 1841 is the latest volume in the documents series , which “present[s] in chronological order with historical introductions and annotation most of the extant (or surviving) documents owned, created, or authorized by [Joseph] Smith.”...
Book cover of The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation
Some of the Savior’s most memorable teachings, as recorded in the gospels, were given as parables. These simple stories were effective teaching tools because of how they made gospel principles relatable to first century Galilean farmers, and they remain beloved today, nearly 2000 years later, precisely because stories like the Prodigal Son or the Good Samaritan continue to resonate with the lived...
Book cover of The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation
Book of Mormon Central had the opportunity to sit down with authors John W. Welch and Jeannie S. Welch to discuss their new book The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation . See below to watch Jonathon Riley interview John and Jeannie Welch about why they wrote this beautiful book. These parables can help readers draw closer to Christ during this year's Come Follow Me...
A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon by Larry Morris
Oxford University Press has recently published A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon , the first “single-volume collection of documents to focus exclusively on the origin of the Book of Mormon.” Compiled and edited by Larry E. Morris , a writer and historian living in Salt Lake City, Utah and formerly an editor with the Joseph Smith Papers Project, this new volume features a “...
The Book of Mormon Study Edition.by Grant Hardy
The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU recently teamed up with Latter-day Saint scholar Grant Hardy to produce The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition , co-published with Deseret Book and the Religious Studies Center at BYU. This new edition of the Book of Mormon uses (with permission) the official 2013 version of the...
Photograph of Martin Harris via lds.org
The first major biography about one of the most important men of the early Church is hot off the press from BYU Studies. Many years in the making, Martin Harris: Uncompromising Witness of the Book of Mormon , by Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter, tells the life story of a man who was instrumental in getting the Book of Mormon translated, published, and distributed. Indeed, it is...
Joseph Smith Papers volume on the Book of Abraham
The Joseph Smith Papers Project, under the auspices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has published a new volume in the landmark series. The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Vol. 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts includes, for the first time, the extant Book of Abraham manuscripts, the first printed edition of the Book of Abraham, the...
Opening Isaiah: A Harmony Header Image
The BYU Religious Studies Center has recently published a new book that will surely be helpful to anyone interested in understanding Isaiah in the Book of Mormon. Ann Madsen and Shon Hopkin’s new book, Opening Isaiah: A Harmony lays out five different versions of the book of Isaiah in parallel columns, allowing the reader to compare each version: (1) the King James Version, (2) the...
Knowing Why: 137 Evidences the Book of Mormon is True
Book of Mormon Central's new book, Knowing Why: 137 Evidences that the Book of Mormon is True , brings together many of the best evidences on the Book of Mormon into one place. Available in stores and online at Deseret Book , Seagull Book , Amazon.com , and the BYU Store. This new book is a compilation of re-edited and updated KnoWhys written by John W. Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen O...