Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Review: The Book of Mormon

genre: scripture

I have never reviewed any scripture on this blog, that's for sure, but I'd like to record that for the first time as an adult, I have read The Book of Mormon straight through in a short period of time. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, translated by Joseph Smith. It's the story of ancient peoples who lived in the Americas before and after the birth of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon tells of their dealings with each other and with God and teaches us how we need to live to be in harmony with God's commandments.

The thing is, this book is amazing. The language may not always be the easiest to read if you're unfamiliar with it (and it certainly gets easier the more you read it), but the ideas, stories and teachings really do affect the way I live my life. They have provided the basis for the set of principles I use to make choices and as I re-read it this time, so many instances came into mind where certain passages really helped me at hard times in my life.

The characters in it are so familiar to me now: Jesus Christ teaching the little children, Abinidi and his willingness to die for what he knows is right, Alma the Younger's change of heart, Moroni's love of liberty for his people, Helaman's group of young soldiers whose faith allows them to fight like men. There are so many powerful lessons within its pages, it's my testimony that it is a book that was given to us by God to help us know who we are and how we can be happy.

7 comments:

Tricia said...

As a reader, it is often difficult to say which is the best book of all. But for me, it's easy. This is it. Great review. :)

Julia A said...

Good for you! I guess I forget that the BoM is a book, it's so much a part of who I am. Love your testimony, thanks for sharing it.

Alder Family said...

LOVE it. The book and your review.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Amen and Amen.

Heather said...

Talk about a book that can change your life. Thank you for posting.

KIKA said...

ahhh Corinne! Thankyou for this review :) It's sometimes scary or intimidating posting things about the church or even revealing that you are LDS on public blogs like this, especially book blogs where you have many people trolling your site. Thanks for your courage and review :) Loved it!

ldsjaneite said...

Absolutely amen! It is my favorite book for many, many reasons.

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