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Covers of Illuminating the Jaredite Records and Building Faith Like the Brother of Jared.
As we enter the Book of Ether, in many ways we venture into uncharted territory. The account of the Jaredites disrupts the Book of Mormon narrative by launching us into an epic flashback. It also introduces us to a completely different civilization from the Nephites that by now are very familiar. Yet at the same time, the tragic story of the Jaredites was persistently on the mind of Mormon, who...
Cover of Joseph Smith Papers Documents Volume 11.
The Joseph Smith Papers Project has published the newest volume in the Documents series of this monumental documentary history undertaking of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 11: September 1842­–February 1843 , edited by Spencer W. McBride, Jeffrey D. Mahas, Brett D. Dowdle, and Tyson Reeder, historians for the Church...
Cover of Don Parry's Preserved in Translation
President Russell M. Nelson has said, “Because the Book of Mormon is a translation of a modified Hebrew language, it contains many Hebraisms.” 1 A new book by Dr. Donald W. Parry, Preserved in Translation: Hebrew and Other Ancient Literary Forms in the Book of Mormon (Deseret Book and BYU Religious Studies Center) provides numerous examples that support this claim. For more than 25...
The cover of Experiencing a Mighty Change of Heart: Alma's Guide to Deep, Lasting Conversion.
John W. Welch has teamed up with Ed J. Pinegar for the first time to bring together an inspiring book on the dozens of questions Alma asks in Alma 5. Experiencing a Mighty Change of Heart: Alma’s Guide to a Deep, Lasting Conversion is sure to increase your appreciation and awe at Alma’s eloquence and prophetic guidance. Alma 5 contains Alma the Younger’s speech to the people in...
Cover of Joseph Smith Papers Documents Volume 10.
The Church Historian’s Press has announced the publication of a new volume in the Documents series of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Under the editorship of historians Elizabeth A. Kuehn, Jordan T. Watkins, Matthew C. Godfrey, and Mason K. Allred, The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 10: May–August 1842 compiles papers dating to the summer of 1842 and “covers a time during which...
Cover of the new Pearl of Great Price Central ebook, Insights into Joseph Smith's First Vision
Slightly modified from the foreword to Insights into Joseph Smith’s First Vision Joseph Smith’s First Vision of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ occupies a foundationally important position in the lives and faith of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successive generations of latter-day prophets and apostles have testified of the consummate significance...
The Lost 116 Pages by Don Bradley. Image of Gold Plates by Laci Gibbs.
Don Bradley’s highly anticipated book, The Lost 116 Pages: Reconstructing the Book of Mormon’s Missing Narratives , is now available from Greg Kofford Books in paperback and ebook. Many Latter-day Saints have wondered what is in the lost 116 pages since they first learned about the story in Primary. For Bradley, that childhood curiosity turned into a lifelong quest, bringing historical...
Knowing Why Part One and Knowing Why Part Two. Image by Book of Mormon Central.
Book of Mormon Central’s second book, Knowing Why: 127 MORE Evidences that the Book of Mormon Is True is now available in stores and online at Deseret Book , Seagull Book , Amazon.com , and the BYU Store . The original Knowing Why book was a compilation of our popular KnoWhys providing insights into the first half of the Book of Mormon—from 1 Nephi to Alma 29. This second...
Cover of Bradley J. Kramer's book Gathered in One
It is a sad reality that anti-Semitism, or hostility, prejudice, suspicion, and violence towards Jews, still rears its ugly head in modern society. As with other forms of racial, religious, and class prejudice, anti-Semitism needs to be confronted and combated by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Anti-Semitism has no place in our society,” read an official announcement...
The cover of The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents Volume 9
A new volume of the Joseph Smith Papers Project has been published and is available for purchase from Deseret Book and other online retailers. Documents, Volume 9: December 1841–April 1842 , edited by Alex D. Smith, Christian K. Heimburger, and Christopher James Blythe, includes important documents and papers from the Prophet Joseph Smith that signify the many evolving roles the Prophet...