For most Christians, the Bible is the only book presenting God's word to the world. That means if we want to teach our faithful brothers and sisters about our beliefs, we'll need the Bible to do it. Expand your knowledge of the Bible and the Book of Mormon with this informative and insightful look at key Bible verses and how they align with LDS teachings.
With over 140 million copies in print, and serving as the principal proselytizing tool of one of the world's fastest growing faiths, the Book of Mormon is undoubtedly one of the most influential religious texts produced in the western world. Written by Terryl Givens, a leading authority on Mormonism, this compact volume offers the only concise, accessible introduction to this extraordinary work.Givens examines the Book of Mormon first and foremost in terms of the claims that its narrators make for its historical genesis, its purpose as a sacred text, and its meaning for an audience which shifts over the course of the history it unfolds. The author traces five governing themes in particular--revelation, Christ, Zion, scripture, and covenant--and analyzes the Book's central doctrines and teachings. Some of these resonate with familiar nineteenth-century religious preoccupations; others consist of radical and unexpected takes on topics from the fall of Man to Christ's mortal ministries and the meaning of atonement. Givens also provides samples of a cast of characters that number in the hundreds, and analyzes representative passages from a work that encompasses tragedy, poetry, sermons, visions, family histories and military chronicles. Finally, this introduction surveys the contested origins and production of a work held by millions to be scripture, and reviews the scholarly debates that address questions of the record's historicity. Here then is an accessible guide to what is, by any measure, an indispensable key to understanding Mormonism. But it is also an introduction to a compelling and complex text that is too often overshadowed by the controversies that surround it. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
Regarded as sacred scripture by millions, 'The Book of Mormon' - first published in 1830 - is one of the most significant documents in American religious history. This new reader-friendly version reformats the complete, unchanged 1920 text in the manner of modern translations of the Bible.
In our busy world, we sometimes find our scripture study isn't always productive. The solution is here with the complete Book of Mormon Made Easier Box Set This box set includes Parts 1, 2, and 3. Along with the complete text of the Book of Mormon, these valuable study guides include in-the-verse notes and additional insights and commentary. And now with a new 24" x 36" chronological map, this set is the ultimate study companion
In our busy world we sometimes find our scripture study isn't always productive. The solution is here with The Book of Mormon Made Easier Series - Parts 1, 2 and 3 Along with the complete text of the Book of Mormon, this valuable study guide includes in-the-verse notes and additional insights and commentary. A perfect study companion
When it comes to the origin of the Book of Mormon, there are two possibilities: either Joseph Smith translated it or he wrote it--and either way would have taken a miracle. The Book of Mormon Miracle presents twenty-five compelling reasons why the miraculous translation was the only possibility and why that matters. Cement the Book of Mormon as the keystone of your testimony with this uplifting and informative volume.