Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Finished Again! The Book of Mormon is a perennial favorite.


the book of mormon
My name on the front cover doesn't mean I wrote it
It just means I own it.
Recently I finished reading the Book of Mormon again. I honestly couldn't tell you how many times I've read it; my family has belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for generations. I received my own copy of the book at age eight, and have studied it since. For me to write a critical review of this book would be nearly impossible. However, I can tell you about it. Everead was starting to feel incomplete without my thoughts about it! The place where I write about my favorite books just needed a few words about this one.

Hmm, how could I tell you what the Book of Mormon is about in just a paragraph or two? I feel completely inadequate to the task. Thankfully it has a short introduction of its own.

the book of mormon open

I'd be more than happy to share some of my favorite quotes from the Book of Mormon:

2 Nephi 25:26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (Our family has this one memorized.  View this passage in context.)

Alma 37:37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night, lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; . . .  (view this passage in context)

Helaman 5:12 "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."  (view this passage in context)


the book of mormon with ribbonsI love reading the Book of Mormon. I can honestly say that the prescriptions and stories in the Book of Mormon have brought me immeasurable peace and comfort. I believe the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I love the Old Testament and the New Testament, too, and I also believe the Bible to be the word of God. Scripture study has brought me closer to God than anything else except maybe prayer.

Tell me, do you study scripture? Have you ever read the Book of Mormon? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also: Did you already know that I belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? I'm curious to know if my being Mormon has come across on this blog in other ways. If you have any questions about the church I'd be happy to share my answers.
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p.s. No affiliate links today! The Book of Mormon is available free online, and in the app Gospel Library. You can request a free copy in print, here. If you'd like a copy from me personally, I'd be more than happy to mail you one that I've personalized. Just drop me a line at everead@gmail.com, subject: Book of Mormon.


4 comments:

  1. Nothing quite like a good ol' paper copy of the BoM. I like all the ribbons in yours for saving spots!

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  2. True! Thanks -- I earned one for each of the Young Women's Values. :)

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  3. Yay! for the Book of Mormon! Such a reading staple it is almost taken for granted.
    You probably forgot that when you were 4, and clearly knew how to read well, you were asked to read the evening scripture. But you refused, saying: "I can't, Ransom is THE reader." Ha! We talked you out of that notion, and you have been an awesome reader ever since.

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    1. Haha! Yes, I definitely forgot that gem. I'm glad you convinced me there could be more than one reader in the family. :D

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