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Book of Mormon Reading Challenge 2017

Do you think you can read the Book of Mormon in the same amount of time it took Joseph Smith to translate it?

Starting on April 7th, 1829, Joseph Smith began translating the Book of Mormon. He completed his translation on July 1st of that year—just 90 days! That makes for an average of about 8 pages per day.

Take our Book of Mormon Reading Challenge and read the Book of Mormon in 90 days! Experience what it was like for Joseph Smith to discover these sacred words for the first time, by reading the Book of Mormon in the order that Joseph Smith translated it. If you can complete the Book of Mormon in time, let us know how it went!


Reading Schedule*

Date Reading Section
April 6 D&C 6 was received
April 7 Mosiah 1–4
April 8 Mosiah 5–7
April 9 Mosiah 8–11 and D&C 8 was received
April 10 Mosiah 12–16
April 11 Mosiah 17–20
April 12 Mosiah 21–25
April 13 Mosiah 26–28
April 14 Mosiah 30 to Alma 2
April 15 Alma 3–6
April 16 Alma 7–10
April 17 Alma 11–13
April 18 Alma 14–17
April 19 Alma 18–19
April 20 Alma 20–23
April 21 Alma 24–26
April 22 Alma 27–30
April 23 Alma 31–33
April 24 Alma 34–36
April 25 Alma 37–38
April 26 Alma 39–40 and D&C 9 was received
April 27 Alma 41–43
April 28 Alma 44–45
April 29 Alma 46–48
April 30 Alma 49–51
May 1 Alma 52–54
May 2 Alma 55–57
May 3 Alma 58–61
May 4 Alma 62 to Helaman 1
May 5 Helaman 2–4
May 6 Helaman 5–7
May 7 Helaman 8–10
May 8 Helaman 11–13
May 9 Helaman 14–16
May 10 3 Nephi 1–3
May 11 3 Nephi 4–6
May 12 3 Nephi 7–10
May 13 3 Nephi 11–12
May 14 3 Nephi 13–15, leading to the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood
May 15 3 Nephi 16–18, and the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood
May 16 3 Nephi 19–21
May 17 3 Nephi 22–23
May 18 Joseph and Oliver travel to Colesville to get supplies
May 19 Joseph and Oliver return from Colesville, and the power to give the gift of the Holy Ghost was received
May 20 3 Nephi 24–27
May 21 3 Nephi 28 to 4 Nephi, and D&C 7 may have been received
May 22 Mormon 1–4
May 23 Mormon 5–7
May 24 Mormon 8–9
May 25 Ether 1–3, and Samuel Smith was baptized
May 26 Ether 4–7
May 27 Ether 8–10
May 28 Ether 11–12
May 29 Ether 13 to Moroni 4
May 30 Moroni 5–8 and D&C 12 was recieved
May 31 Moroni 9–10 and Title Page, and D&C 11 was received
June 1 Joseph and Oliver pack and move from Harmony PA to Fayette NY
June 2 Travel to Fayette
June 3 Travel to Fayette
June 4 Arrive at Fayette
June 5 1 Nephi 1–2
June 6 1 Nephi 3–6
June 7 1 Nephi 7–9, and D&C 15 and 16 were received
June 8 1 Nephi 10–12, and D&C 14 was received
June 9 1 Nephi 13–16, and D&C 18 was received
June 10 1 Nephi 17–19
June 11 the copyright for the Book of Mormon was filed in federal court
June 12 1 Nephi 20–22
June 13 2 Nephi 1–3
June 14 Attend to Sunday church affairs
June 15 2 Nephi 4–6
June 16 2 Nephi 7–9
June 17 2 Nephi 10–13
June 18 2 Nephi 14–19
June 19 2 Nephi 20–24
June 20 2 Nephi 25–27
June 21 Attend to Sunday church affairs
June 22 2 Nephi 28–31, and D&C 17 was received
June 23 2 Nephi 32–33,and the Three Witnessed received their manifestation by Moroni
June 24 Jacob 1–3
June 25 Jacob 4–5
June 26 Jacob 6–7
June 27 Enos and Jarom
June 28 Omni and Words of Mormon
June 29 in Manchester NY, the Eight Witnesses were shown the plates
June 30 the testimonies of the Three and the Eight Witnesses were written
July 1 the Preface to the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon was written

*All dates are approximate