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The Book of Mormon
     

The Book of Mormon

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by Joseph Smith (Translator), Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp (Introduction)
 

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This is an unabridged edition of the holy text of Mormonism, as transcribed by the founder of the Mormon church - Joseph Smith.

Divided into specific books in much the same manner as the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon is believed by followers of The Church of Latter-Day Saints to contain the writings of various prophets who resided in North America. This

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This is an unabridged edition of the holy text of Mormonism, as transcribed by the founder of the Mormon church - Joseph Smith.

Divided into specific books in much the same manner as the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon is believed by followers of The Church of Latter-Day Saints to contain the writings of various prophets who resided in North America. This collection of texts is also known by its full name: The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi.

Joseph Smith claimed to receive religious guidance from an angel of God named Moroni, who first appeared to him when he was aged seventeen. Announcing that a variety of writings upon plates of dazzling gold were present - buried on a hilltop in rural New York state. It was with Moroni's divine instruction that Smith said he made the discovery.

The Book of Mormon begins with two sets of witness testimonies - people who claimed to have seen and, in some instances, felt the gold tablets excavated by Joseph Smith. After the testimonies, the individual books which comprise the compilation of the Book of Mormon begin with the Books of Nephi. The final book is by Moroni, the same angel who introduced Smith to the buried plates.

Given its length of some 291,000 words, the effort to transcribe the texts to English for printing took several years. The first accounts are said to have taken place in Jerusalem circa 600 BC, while later texts claim the arrival of various observant families to America from the Middle East. The texts delve into and discuss deeply the various theological and philosophical principles of Mormonism, establishing a lengthy canon which the Church of Latter-Day Saints holds as important and holy to this day.

This edition of the Mormon scriptures is published in an attractive, tri-columned format for ease of comprehension and reading. The chapters and passages receive their original numbering, and a table of contents present at the beginning of the edition allows for ease of navigation and ready reference of specific areas of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143105534
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
279,462
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The book of Mormon; 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 156 reviews.
Kick21 More than 1 year ago
Ok, well. I myself am not of the Mormon religion, but a girl I am courting is. And I did go out to a school in Utah which was run by Mormons. Let me start off by saying, they do get a bad rap. The generalization of Mormon being a cult is repulsive to me. And I was ignorent to the religion myself at one point, but being the type of person who tries to better understand things he does not understand, and not continuing my ignorence, I picked up a copy of The Book Of Mormon. Although I have not read through all of it, what I did read was enough to allow me more incite into the religion. It is a very true religion. Based of the same basic principals as any religion. Sure, there are some differences, but then again, so does every other religion. Being a child brought up in a house with no strong hold on any religion, I have always been the type to look for enlightenment in any place that I can find it, and thus far, I have found alot within the Mormon religion. So, instead of bashing something because you simply don't know anything about it, or because you don't like something that is different than what you expect, stop, go to your library, and read the book. Understanding the religion is alot more productive than going against what is different.
Kiminminn More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying that I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON! My rating is not about the book! My rating is about the navigation in the Nook. For this edition of the Book of Mormon, there are no chapters under "go to chapter". Therefore, the only way to move around in the book is to page forward page by page. This is fine if you are planning to read it from front to back. Unfortunately, I want to be able to skip around in this book, so I will be looking for a different copy. There are many editions available, I'm hoping to find the right one, but don't waste your money on this one!
Emily Wilhite More than 1 year ago
This is a copy from Cornell University's library that was converted to ebook, but in the conversion much of the text is jumbled and illegible. You'd be better off trying a different version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool.It is cool. Not gross.
Friend4 More than 1 year ago
This is a digital download, not a scan. There are too many typo's. It is not accurate at all and isn't correct. It may be free, but not at all worth your time to download.
Dixie Parrish More than 1 year ago
This version has misspelled words, and strange notes at the end of chapters. Do yourself a favor and download a version from a reputable LDS site.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor quality automatic OCR copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book of mormon is a record that is very true. I encourage everyone to read it even though it has typos.
Vanessa Hernandez More than 1 year ago
It says it was written by Joseph Smith.....technically it wasnt...it was written by prophets of the Lord and translated by Joseph nice try, Nook, nice try.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'M GOING TO BUY THIS BOOK AND RIP IT TO PIECES...you Lying Devils
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a mormon and they are great people ao i hate it when people make fun of us. we never make fun of other religions. Dont spread rumors either because to judge mormons on what they do you have to be one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a mormon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first reading of this book and it is a very user friendly version of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mormons ARE christian!! Christian means 'believer in christ!' The three kindoms are the three placess you go afyer you die! And hell is outer darkness! Mormon os just a nickname some one called us millions of years ago! We are christian! We belive in christ! We also believe that there is much more to christs storie than just the bible, and moroni burried the rest of christs storie so the bad guys wouldnt destroy it! Then, Joseph Smith found them and wrote them on paper with Gods help! If you love christ so much, why wont you WANT to know more about him!? Dont you wish you kne more sometimes? Joseph Smith just wrote the rest of his storie in English for us!! He wote the book of mormon for EVERYONE who had an open mind to reading it! In the beginign, very begining, of the book of mormon, it says- The Book Of Mormon, Another Testiment of Jesus Christ- and if you read the king james version of the bible, that is the LDS version too! Now, o kniw some of you might not have read this whole thing, but if you did and STILL critisize us, you really dont care about anyone but yourself and your own problems between you and god! And converting people to the church isng really our decision, its the persons decision if they believe our words! We all have our own mid to decide, at least get your facts strait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is amazein
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am extremely happy to be a mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it. And I am proud of all of you. Everyone on this Earth. I am proud because in Heaven you made that choice to follow Heavenly Father. I love everyone so much and you are my family. I just hope that you can be saved. It makes me sad beyond measure that all of you cannot make it. That not all of you can live in any of the three kingdoms after death. And I ask of you, just remember you are a child of God and he loves you beyond compare. You are royalty. Son or daughter of a king. At all times. You have infinite worth and endless potential and you can make a difference in this world. And you don't have to faithlessly believe me either. You can pray. If you pray with an open heart and mind then I know you will get an answer. You will get a response. If you do these things. I promise. And one thing about the book of mormon, how could anyone possibly make that up? That's like 400 years of life and generations, each having countless teatimonies and histories to tell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints do not stop reading the Holy Bible since they have the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ not a replacement for the Bible. I am LDS and every night I read a chapter of the new testament. I know that Christ lives and that he suffered and died for me. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joseph Smith was a charlatan. This book is most certainly not a continuation of the ministry of Our Lord. This book contradicts itself over a score of times. Where are your mighty towers, your fortified cities, that are described herein? And, if the "seer stones" and the enchanted bowler hat were for real, ( which is dubious) that's what the Bible calls WITCHCRAFT,folks! And, if Smith was truly God's chosen, why was he struck down by a common man's bullet? So much for the magic underwear.;) IOXE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That never happened.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is awsome to learn about history
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know the Book of Mormon is tru and that there is a true church out there.We must find it.