Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith Jr.

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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.

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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.
Published October 24, 2006 by Harmony. 608 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, History, Literature & Fiction, Self Help. Non-fiction

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This national tour production matches the verve, if not the sharpness, of the original Broadway production. The musical about two mismatched Mormon missionaries assigned to Uganda is a profane comedy with cheeky exuberance.

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Last Friday, I saw a preview performance of The Book Of Mormon, the Broadway musical written by South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q's Robert Lopez.

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San Francisco Chronicle

"The Book of Mormon" made true believers out of the audience Wednesday when the national touring company of the Broadway blockbuster opened its SHN run at the Curran Theatre.

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Deseret News

Merrilee Boyack uses the Book of Mormon as the foundation for her new children's book that explores what it might have been like to be a child during times of old.

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The topics covered include Joseph Smith, the translation of the Book of Mormon, how the book was used in early church history, the death of Joseph Smith, the church's move to Utah, missionary work, further growth of the church, and the influence of the Book of Mormon on movies, music, theater, ar...

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Chicago Tribune

fans of the genre will recognize little stylistic spoofs of “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked,” “Tomorrow” from “Annie” and, of course, the hilarious Act 2 centerpiece wherein earnest Ugandans mangle Mormon doctrine in a skewering of “The Small House of Uncle Thomas” from “The King and I.” Jesus als...

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