The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

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by Joseph Smith
     
 

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For the twelve million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide (six million in the United States), The Book of Mormon is literally the word of God, a companion volume to the Bible that contains the everlasting gospel. With the faith now of one of the fastest-growing religions in the country, Doubleday is proud to publish this

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For the twelve million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide (six million in the United States), The Book of Mormon is literally the word of God, a companion volume to the Bible that contains the everlasting gospel. With the faith now of one of the fastest-growing religions in the country, Doubleday is proud to publish this first official trade edition of The Book of Mormon by special arrangement with the Church.

According to Mormon belief, The Book of Mormon was inscribed on golden plates by generations of prophets, quoted and abridged by the prophet-historian Mormon, and buried in the ground by Mormon’s son, Moroni. Fourteen centuries later, in 1823, the angel Moroni led Joseph Smith to the plates hidden in a hillside in upstate New York. Smith translated the ancient language into English through divine revelation.

The Book of Mormon narrates the historical, religious, political, and military events that shaped and continue to inform the Church’s teachings. The publication of this edition offers the opportunity to explore one of the largest denominations in America today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385519472
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/24/2006
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
473,387
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 7.44(h) x 1.32(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Smith, Jr., is the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is regarded as a divine prophet and the translator of The Book of Mormon, having been given the divine gift of interpretation after he was led to the golden plates on which the book was written. He translated the book in 1829.

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The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is life changing
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has the answers to all of lifes questions. It will inspire, lift up as well as inform. If you would like to know more about the American continent and who lived here before,during and after the time of Christ, this book will give you the answers. This is another testiment of Christ and compliments the Bible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really think its true
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first heard of Jesus Christ descending to the Indians on a Christian television channel last week, I did more reserch on the matter, and came up finally with a great result--the possession of the osim BOOK OF MORMON! A glorious book no doubt! and one which will not let you put it down until the last page has been read and turned. That honesty displayed unto ya'll, I recommend this great book.
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THE BOOK OF MORMON AN ACCOUNT WRITTEN BY THE HAND OF MORMON UPON PLATES TAKEN FROM THE PLATES OF NEPHI Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites¿Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel and also to Jew and Gentile¿Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation¿Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed¿To come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof¿Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile¿The interpretation thereof by the gift of God. An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven¿Which is to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever¿And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations¿And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ. TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, Jun. First English edition published in 1830
Guest More than 1 year ago
It really helps to have someone to study this book with. A very Eye opening book. Something different about LDS is that irregardless of what another person believes the LDS do not believe everyone is going to hell if they don't believe in their religion. Christ loves everyone... not just some...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books every published. I recommend this book to those seeking to live a Christlike life.
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This book is Totally awsome! I wish everyone would read this book and see what all the excitment is about.
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This book presents the story of a family who left Jeursalem for the American continent about the time of Jerimiah in the Bible. It follows the descendants of that familiy for about a thousand years. It was translated into language similar to that of the King James Translation of the Bible which makes following the story challenging, but worth the struggle. I strongly recommend pen and paper for keeping track of the characters. If you are reading it as a story, skip the section entitled 2 Nephi after the fourth chapter. The message of the book relates to how Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and how following His teaching brings blessings. For Christians looking for a way to better understand how to draw nearer to Christ, this book provides practical solutions. For anyone looking for meaning in their lives, this book provides a unique challenge, 'And when ye shall recieve these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost. (pg 520)' I have met this challenge and it has brought peace and meaning to my life. I am a better person, a better wife, and a better friend because of the teachings of this book.
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The Book Of Mormon is a book very close to my heart. It helped me define who I really am today. It is very inspirational and is the most powerful and uplifting book I have ever read. It gave me a feeling of hope and belonging to something so great that I just feel like screaming with joy:) It taught me some very important principles of the gospel. It taught how important it is to stay close to the Lord and the importance of obedience. It is beyond words!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is so much wisdom in this book. It is the record of the ancient people in the American continent and the visitation of Jesus Christ. There are so many wise things that apply to our life today - this book will touch and change your life!
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The best book I ever read. My life now seeems to have become brighter, and continues to grow every page I read. I strongly reccomend that everybody read this book.
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Just as the New Testament provides a witness of Christ in the Old World, the Book of Mormon provides a witness of Christ visiting the New World shortly after His ressurrection. The Book of Mormon chronicles the history of a group of Israelites who travelled to America in about 600 BC and grew to large populations and whose descendants became the American Indians. The book in fact was written with their descendents in mind and was often directed towards them. The scientific evidence that disputes this story - including genetic, archaeological, anthropological, linguistic - should not be considered dissuasive: there's evidence that in addition to Siberian ancestry native Americans derive from other sources as well and that various migrations (such as the ones described in the Book of Mormon) likely occured. Woven within the historical chronology is a text rich in philosophy about the meaning of life ('Man is that he might have joy', 'The natural man is an enemy to God', 'It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief' - the latter in regards to the killing of a man named Laban whose brass plates contained ancient scripture that would be needed by the Book of Mormon peoples), quotes from the Bible that emphasize Christian doctrine, and interesting details about the use of horses, steel, chariots, ancient monetary systems, and more. The Book of Mormon also provides profound spiritual insights into various Christian doctrines, such as baptism, pointing out that very young children should not be baptised, that baptism should be performed by immersion, and describes baptism by immersion in America both before and after the birth of Christ. Some of the text in the Book of Mormon can be rather wordy (lots of 'it came to pass' phrases, etc.) and cumbersome, but that apparently results from the translation process from 'reformed Egyptian', as Joseph Smith described the language that these ancient Americans used, to English. There have also been concerns by some about possible racist overtones of the Book with respect to dark skinned people being less righteous than light-skinned people, and people's skin becoming lighter when they became more righteous and vice-versa, but it should be clear that the implications are not racist but a kind Heavenly Father attempting to help distinguish between two warring groups during that long-ago time period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I add my witness to this inspired scripture. It has changed my life. It is an added witness to the Bible as a companion to testify of Jesus Christ and how we can be happy here on Earth. By reading it one can recieve their own personal witness to the books truthfullness. The book was written by ancient prophets and was written for our time. It helps us through our daily trials and challenges. I know it can change your life too!
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This is a remarkable addition to the cannon of available Judeo-Christian scripture. Written by numerous Israelite authors who imigrated to the New World six hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Book of Mormon is inspired by Christian and ancient Israelite wisdom, doctrine, hope and prophecy. One of the many intriguing parts of the book includes an in-depth view of how these ancient Israelites practiced the Law of Moses and how those beliefs directed their faith toward a vibrant hope in the promised Messiah. The book covers a period from 600 B.C. through 400 A.D. and provides an eye-wintess account of one of numerous civilizations that populated the New World---written as it was by multiple authors of the time. The Book of Mormon chronicles the rise of an ancient society believed to have inhabited a relatively limited geographic region along the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Central America. Included in its pages is an in-depth record of doctrines that provide a fascinating window onto ancient Israelite views of salvation, faith, repentance, pre-mortal and post-mortal life, earth life as a probationary period of mortal testing designed by the Creator, and effectively joins Israelite and Christian beliefs in a seamless doctrinal view that includes valuable teachings about the saving role of the atonment of Christ in the lives of believers. About three quarters of the way through the book, in a section titled 'Third Nephi' after one of the many prophet-authors, is an account of the appearance of Christ after his crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem. This portion of the book details a thoroughly captivating addition to the accounts of Christ's ministry in the Old World and is an informative read for anyone interested in the spread of Christ's ministry throughout the anicent world. The book is accepted as scripture by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and, like the Old and New Testaments, incorporates a complex interweaving of the writings and religious teachings of numerous prophet-leaders who lived prior to and after the advent of Christ. It also touches on the wars, government and economics of these ancient Israelites living in the Americas, but to a much lesser degree than matters of faith. The Book of Mormon is the book that informed the rise of a world wide religious movement---The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints---and is listed by Book Magazine as one of the twenty most influential books that changed America since its founding, standing alongside other classic American works like Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath (see Book Magazine online listing: www.bookmagazine.com/issue29/twenty.shtml). The events surrounding the discovery of the Book of Mormon are, in some respects, as fascinating as the book itself, since they include the visit of a resurrected being---the angel Moroni who as a mortal was among the last prophet/authors to write on the gold plate record and who was responsible for depositing the final draft of plates in a stone box buried in the ground sometime around 400 A.D before his death. This resurrected prophet appeared to Joseph Smith Jr. 1,400 years later and a detailed account of his appearance can be found in the preface written in the straight forward language of Joseph Smith Jr. the translator of the Book of Mormon. Moroni instructed Joseph Smith Jr. where he could unearth the gold plate record buried in a hill not too far distant from his home in upstate New York. The finding and translating of this ancient record established Joseph Smith as a modern-day prophet for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and in the years following these angelic visits, Joseph Smith Jr. restored numerous ancient covenants promised in the Bible as well as establishing the Church of Jesus Christ with priesthood authority from heaven and organizing the restored chu
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only change I would make to this DoubleDay version would be to remove the verse numbers so that the book reads more fluidly. But once you start reading, this book will pull you through its pages as it tells the history of a people who initially thrived, then later destroyed themselves on the South American continent. It is a book one definitely has to read before developing an opinion about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book filled with profound, prophetic insights about Jesus Christ, his Atonement, his eternal mission, his status as the Creator and Redeemer of all mankind. Anyone who wants to know Him better--or who desires to know if He lives--should read this book thoughtfully and carefully. It confirms the Bible and add to our understanding of Jesus Christ in myriad ways. I testify of its truthfulness.