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Elizabeth Kuehn at the 2019 FairMormon Conference.
The non-profit organization FairMormon has been the source of faithful answers to critical questions for over 20 years. Each year, FairMormon hosts an extensive conference with speakers from varied walks of life and expertise to discuss inspiring stories, challenges to faith, and new research. While the FairMormon conference usually attracts hundreds of attendees each year, the 2020 FairMormon...
Howard Goodman and Scott Petersen
Book of Mormon Central (BMC) is pleased to announce that Howard Goodman has agreed to serve as our Chief Operating Officer (COO). Howard Goodman Goodman recently retired from Savage Companies in Midvale, Utah, where he was Executive Vice President and Group Leader of People. He was a key member of the leadership team that grew Savage from a regional to a global enterprise. He is helping BMC...
“Moses and the Tablets” by Jerry Harston. Image via The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In its continued effort to make the Pearl of Great Price accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to the entire world, Pearl of Great Price Central , a subsidiary site of Book of Mormon Central, has begun publication of content related to the Book of Moses. As explained on the Pearl of Great Price Central website : To help readers increase their understanding and appreciation for the Book of...
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...
Image of The Church's new symbol. Photo of poppy field by corina ardeleanu via Unsplash.
Cross-posted from Book of Mormon Resources . We are all indebted to mesoamericanist and BYU faculty member Mark Alan Wright for this remarkable insight. He published it in his 2014 Axes Mundi article in Interpreter and shared it with those of us on his 2015 tour of Guatemala. Mark Wright with Tikal Temple I in Background. Photo by Kirk Magleby. Why Did the Savior Emphasize His...
Screenshot of The Events of Holy Week Reading Plan by ScripturePlus.
Reading Plans in ScripturePlus were released today on iOS (Android to follow soon), in time for Holy Week and Good Friday. Reading Plans have been a long anticipated feature in ScripturePlus, that will allow students of the scriptures to engage with the Holy Word of God in new ways. Reading Plans are structured, step-by-step guides to scripture study. These plans are split up into easy-to-digest...
Screen of ScripturePlus on Amazon kindle showing Mosiah 1 and Jacob 5
Book of Mormon Central is very pleased to announce that ScripturePlus is now available for download for Amazon Kindle devices , in addition to Android and iOS . Our development team has been working very hard to be able to release this app to the rest of our audience. With home-centered church, deeply engaging with the scriptures is more important than ever before. We hope that users of all ages...
Soldiers in King Noah's court. Image via Churchofjesuschrist.org
The trailer for season three of the Book of Mormon videos was released today! The new season, which is planned to begin on March 13 th , will include from Mosiah through Alma. Like the last two seasons, a new video will be released every Friday until May 15 (except for Conference and Easter weekend). This new season includes some of the most favorite stories from the Book of Mormon including King...
2019 BMC Newsletter on a table
The Book of Mormon Central Newsletter covering the events and happenings of 2019 is now available to read online in the Book of Mormon Central Archive. The newsletter provides a summary of our year-end analytics, our 10 most popular pieces of content in 2019, and events involving BMC. It also reports on the status of on-going projects, and announces things to look forward to for the year 2020...
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...