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Friday, March 20, 2009

Book - The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families

We bought this book around five years ago at Deseret Book. Our kids were ages 7, 4 and 1 and we were struggling with scripture study with them. We knew we needed to improve and teach our kids to read the scriptures regularly. So we decided to read daily and this book helped us keep our goal.

This book contains the normal Book of Mormon writings in it. They haven't changed anything. They simply added some helpful features. Here is a sample page that I scanned into the computer (obviously a bad scan job!). Note how the chapter is subdivided by red titles within that chapter. This gave us a clear stopping and starting point while reading. Sometimes we would read a whole chapter or two and sometimes we just read from one little red subtitle to the next and called it good if the kids were being nuts.
Notice how there are also quotes from latter-day prophets, explanations, word definitions, questions, etc. on each page. We read through these also with our kids to help them understand things better.
The Book of Mormon is a true book, in fact THE most true book on this earth. We love to read it together each night and have a testimony that our consistent scripture study (however short) has made us a stronger family. If you are struggling with family scripture study, I would recommend spending the money to buy this book. I think it was around $50.00 but worth 10 times that much to us.
These are the last days. There is no time to be flakey with our spiritual needs (scriptures, prayers, church attendance, etc.). We would rather miss dinner than to miss reading scriptures and praying as a family.


Stephanie said...

we love that book. it has been such a help for our family. the kids relate so much better and things are explanined in a way that they understand. it has been a lifesaver for us.

jenjamin said...

I stumbled across your blog. Good work. I have a |"Mormon blog" also where I post my testimony (I try) once a week. I love to see good people post good things on the internet! Thanks

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Future Mama said...

i'm considering buying this book, I'm about to have a baby and think it would be fun to read to her... Does it have pictures in it too?
Thanks! And great blog!


Pam said...

I would highly recommend this book. The pictures are beautiful and the quotes and explanations add to our understanding of the scriptures :)