October 2, 2017
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.
This new book is a compilation of re-edited and updated KnoWhys written by John W. Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen O. Smoot, David J. Larsen, and Taylor Halverson. Richly illustrated, meticulously edited, and with a new Introduction by the authors, this book brings to life passages in the Book of Mormon like never before. Knowing Why discusses what new progress has been made in the last few decades in archaeology, geography, linguistics, and history to help support the claims of the Book of Mormon. It explores Book of Mormon evidence found in South America, Central America, North America, the Middle East, and more.
Even with all the exciting Book of Mormon discoveries, the power in this book is its focus on knowing why. This book not only highlights archaeological and literary evidence for the Book of Mormon, but it expounds on its meaning and significance for your personal testimony of the Book of Mormon. The most important contribution of Knowing Why is its emphasis on strengthening the reader's testimony of the Book of Mormon through meaningful reflection and application to gospel living.
It's one thing to understand the Hebrew meaning of the name "Abish," but how does knowing the meaning of her name change your understanding of God the Father?
It's fascinating to learn about why Alma the Younger fell to the earth as if unconscious, but how does understanding Alma's cultural context help you seek personal revelation from God?
Knowing Why gives thoughtful answers to difficult questions, and helps readers think outside the box of traditional understanding.