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Image of the Dead Sea via Wikivoyage
At the turn of the new year, the BYU Studies Quarterly officially removed its paywall, making all its content available free immediately upon publication. This is a blessing to those Latter-day Saints studying 1 Nephi 1–7 right now for their Come Follow Me study. The latest issue—which would normally be behind a paywall for non-subscribers—includes an excellent article by Warren Aston,...
Mary and the Christ child. Image via comeuntochrist.org
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently released its new video for #LightTheWorld entitled “ The Christ Child .” This video prepares our hearts and minds for the Christmas season and is a beautiful portrayal of the Nativity. However, what you may not know is that this production depicts the birth of Jesus Christ in stunning historical detail. Jeff Taylor, the co-creative director...
The Lord visits Lehi in vision and commands him to leave Jerusalem. Image via Churchofjesuschrist.org
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially released the first episode in their four-season series Book of Mormon Videos . This series will tell the story of the Book of Mormon through captivating visuals and engaging story telling. Season 1 recounts Lehi's journey to the Promised Land with his family, in addition to all the material through the book of Enos. One video will be...
David Snell in a Book of Mormon Central Evidence Video
While the majority of the events described in the Book of Mormon took place in the Americas, the opening chapters are set in the ancient Near East. They tell of a prophet named Lehi, who, with his family and others, fled from Jerusalem. After traveling for years through a harsh wilderness, they reached a lush coastal region where they set sail across the ocean. Fortunately, the prophetic author...
Bethlehem Christmas by Joseppi via Adobe Stock
The opening lines of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” romantically capture the image of a small, quiet town where something wondrous has just happened. Every year around Christmas, families across the world reenact the story of Joseph and Mary traveling the difficult journey to Bethlehem, only to find no room in the inn (see Luke 2). The wise men, too, are remembered for first going to Jerusalem only...