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Download Come Follow Me Most Latter-day Saints want to read the scriptures daily as we have been repeatedly counseled. (See, for example, Pres. Howard W. Hunter’s address entitled “ Reading the Scriptures ” in the October 1979 General Conference.) But life happens. We get busy. Other priorities vie for our time and scripture reading gets pushed to the back burner. In September 2019, Book of...
Cover of the BYU New Testament Commentary on The Epistle to the Hebrews.
We are pleased to announce a free, virtual conference in conjunction with the release of the newest commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. The volume is authored by Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes, produced by the Brigham Young University New Testament Commentary, and published by BYU Studies, Provo, UT 84602. Available through https://byustudies.byu.edu . The conference, entitled “...
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On Sunday, February 7, 2021 John W. Welch, Book of Mormon Central Chairman, and Kirk Magleby, Executive Director, gave a one-hour live presentation sponsored by the John A. Widtsoe Foundation entitled “Church History in a Technological Age.” Several hundred people watched the live stream and it is now posted on YouTube: Welch and Magleby gave viewers a guided tour of Book of Mormon Central’s...
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What a man. What a life. What a Latter-day Saint. John Stanley Welch was born in Jerome, Idaho on August 9, 1920. He died in Provo, Utah on February 13, 2021. In his 100+ years of life, he celebrated his 75 th wedding anniversary with his eternal companion, Unita Woodland Welch (1922-2018), saw his posterity grow to over 100, and was buried with a current temple recommend in his pocket. Along the...
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Book of Mormon Central has teamed up with Doctrine and Covenants Central to present a new video series on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants . Dr. Lynne Wilson, one of Book of Mormon Central’s founders, has taught Institute for many years and wanted to reach members of the Church who have questions about the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In...
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From the people who brought you Book of Mormon Central comes a new site to help you with your Come Follow Me Study of the Doctrine and Covenants this year! Doctrine and Covenants Central brings you the best in scholarship and resources for studying the D&C and the history of the Church. The site features historical context, verse by verse commentary, tours of historic sites, and many other...
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In 2016, as we were wrapping up our first year of publications, Book of Mormon Central published a compilation book of our Christmas-themed KnoWhys entitled, “Because There Was No Darkness” – The Birth of Christ: A Book of Mormon Perspective. Now, as 2020 draws to a close, we are excited to publish a second edition of that book , containing the original KnoWhys, as well as several...
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Book of Mormon Central has been a go-to place for many Latter-day Saints this year in their Come, Follow Me study. In 2020, BMC launched the popular YouTube series, Come Follow Me Insights , featuring Professors Tyler Griffin and Taylor Halverson. We published reading plans, resource guides, videos with John Hilton III, videos with Taylor Halverson and two, new Book of Mormon...
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God bless Seminary Teachers. Whether they are full-time, early-morning, or some other flavor, Seminary Teachers are front line troops, first responders in the never-ending battle for the souls of men. Most Seminary Teachers love what they do and are very good at it, but they need all the help they can get. They have a tough job. Young people nowadays have short attention spans and dozens of...
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Introduction to Evidence Central For many decades now, evidences pertaining to the Restoration of Jesus Christ’s Gospel and Church have been brought to light through careful study and analysis by interested scholars and researchers. These evidences largely help authenticate Joseph Smith’s revelations about the ancient world, including his translations of ancient texts like the Book of Mormon,...