How to Read the Book of Mormon

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Find out how to discover the truth of the Book of Mormon, a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible that contains a record of God’s dealings with his people who lived in the American continent--one of the modern books of Scripture found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Latter Day Saint groups.

Steps

  1. Obtain a copy of the Book of Mormon. There are a number of ways to receive a copy of it:
    • Read it online at the Scriptures section of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) website.
    • Request a physical copy directly from the LDS through their online form or by calling (800)537-0003 in the United States. Missionaries will visit and begin lessons if you use this method.
    • Download the official LDS Book of Mormon app for your phone:
      • Google Play for Android
      • App Store for iPhones/iPads
      • Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone
      • From LDS.org for Java phones.
    • Check it out at the library. You can find it at 289.322 on the Dewey Decimal System
    • Buy it from a reputable seller on Amazon
    • Read or download it at the Wikisource or Project Gutenburg collections.
  2. Pick a free, quiet day to start reading the Book. Consider what you feel when you read it. Ask yourself how you feel about what the book claims to be and what it says about Jesus Christ. Let the Holy Spirit influence you. You will hear a "still small voice" within you from the Holy Spirit confirming the truthfulness of the book.
  3. Think and meditate. Suggested reading includes 2 Nephi 2, 3 Nephi 11:12 and Moroni 10. Read the promise in Moroni 10:3-5. A central tenet of the Church is based on this promise, so think about it carefully.
  4. Find out for yourself if the Book is true. Do what Moroni counsels and you will find whether this book is the word of God or not. Above all, get to know for yourself by giving this Book a chance.
  5. Learn about the churches who use it most by visiting their websites:
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Community of Christ

Tips

  • If you have a Mormon friend, ask him/her questions. Mormons are usually very happy to talk about their religion. Ask why they think the Book (and the promise) is true. Ask your friend what they changed in their lives because of this Book? Think about their answers, and consider how they relate -or not- to your own experience.
  • Church members and missionaries will also be pleased to answer your questions. Take advantage of that! You deserve to have your doubts answered.
  • Do not rush. Take your time, exercise faith, and pray with a sincere heart, otherwise you may be weighed down by some burden, and your spiritual growth may be stunted.
  • Again, do not trust stereotypes and myths. Get to know it for yourself!
  • Do not let social pressures or expectations, including those of missionaries or family members (regardless of religious preference) get in the way between yourself and your father in Heaven.
  • Some may tell you the book is wrong. If you spend time reading discouraging literature or anti-Mormon publications without reading the Book of Mormon with intent to know the truth, you will likely confuse yourself.
  • Realize that the Book of Mormon is not the only scripture that Mormons believe in. They also believe in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, (the King James Version of the Bible is the official version used), the Doctrine and Covenants (modern revelation to modern prophets). The LDS also believe in the Pearl of Great Price, which includes the Book of Abraham and the Book of Moses.
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