My wife is a convert to the church and was having a hard time reading the scripture and understanding it well. I decided to get this edition to see if it would help and it really did. There are some great commentaries and explinations at the bottom of each page. It makes reading the B.O.M. more fun and enjoyable too. I highly recommend this to anyone really.
It even made my kids better persons
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
I found this book while living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I could not put the book down and found it a valuable tool to have my children read also. The teachings in them have helped keep my family safe from the turmoils of this world and answer questions that I could not always answer for myself. I only hope that you will take the time to enjoy one of the most sincere and thought provoking books of our day or of any day.
The book of mormon for latter day families
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
We have started using this as scripture study and it has helped us very much to understand the contents of the scriptures. I read this to my children and we stop to read the thought provoking questions that the author has put at the bottom. He also puts the meaning of words at the bottom which helps us understand. We love it as a family and will be getting The New Testament in the same format. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
I find that the different reactions people have after reading The Book of Mormon are very interesting. Generally there are two kinds, people that feel it is true and people how think its false. Those stuck in the middle, who don't know and aren't sure, they really havn't read the book. The very first time I read the book I found some parts very difficult to understand while other sections really drew me in and held my attention quite well. After reading it I had a strong sense that it was a true book. Overall the Book of Mormon is a very interesting read, I have read the book about eight times and each time have found something new and interesting that I had not seen before. The book is a general history of God's dealings with people on the American contienent from about 600 B.C. until about 400 A.D.. Mormon was a prophet who lived cerca 400 A.D. his compiling of several different records make up the majority of the text in this book(a sort of reader's digest). There are several diffent stories that enertwine and ultimately climax at the apperence of Jesus Christ. This apperance to the people here in the Americas is after his death and resurection in Jurselem. The book goes on to tell that after His appearce the people lived in a perfect society untill their rejection of His teachings caused the destruction of their soceity. Several interesting simularities can be drawn from the societies in the Book of Mormon to that of our own today. Overall the Book of Mormon is a very good read. The stories are very engageing and take several interesting twists. There are parts though that are hard to understand patience is required. To truely understand the Book of Mormon one must also read and understand the Bible. A good understanding of the Old Testament is especially important. I would sugest also finding someone with wich to discuss the Book, there are many Mormons who are quite willing to answer quetions. If that is not for you there have been several books that are quite objective on the subject. Read it, study it, ponder its meaning and come to your own conclusions.
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