5 Facts You Should Know about the Book of Mormon

Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon is an ancient record that teaches about Jesus. It can help you come closer to God and find direction for your own life as you read its stories and teachings. Here are five things you should know.

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The Book of Mormon is the word of God

Just as God spoke to Moses and Noah in the Bible, He also instructed His prophets in ancient America. These prophets were inspired to keep a record of their history and teachings. Their writings were eventually gathered into one book by a man named Mormon. The Book of Mormon teaches of Jesus’s life and ministry and testifies of His power to save us from sin and death.. The highlight of the Book of Mormon is when Jesus comes to visit the people in the ancient Americas. The record of His visit is both profound and tender as it shares both Jesus’s teachings and interactions among the people.

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The Bible and the Book of Mormon support each other

Jesus frequently compared Himself to a shepherd. He often spoke of His love for those who follow Him, whom He called His sheep. In John 10:16, while speaking to the people in ancient Palestine, He declared, “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

Who were the other sheep Christ spoke of in that parable? The history of some of these “other sheep” is recorded in the Book of Mormon.

In addition, the Apostle Paul taught, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1). When God teaches an important principle, He sends another source to confirm it. The Book of Mormon is a second witness to the testament of Jesus Christ given by the Bible. The combined witness of both these books of scripture can broaden and deepen our understanding and testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

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It can bring you closer to God

As another testament of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon can help you come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. You can have a better understanding of God’s love and find specific direction for your own life. The Book of Mormon has had a positive impact in the lives of people worldwide. Scroll down to read some of their testimonies.

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Hear from real people who found the Book of Mormon, and see the impact it had on their lives.

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Amelia a nurse explains how during hard times she finds comfort in the Book of Mormon
Amelia a nurse explains how during hard times she finds comfort in the Book of Mormon
Amelia’s Story
When I need to be there for others, the Book of Mormon is there for me.

As a physical therapist, Amelia finds peace in lending a helpful hand. The Book of Mormon teaches her that her service extends well beyond those in her care—it teaches her that every time she serves someone else, she shows her love for God.

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Jared stands in front of a vintage car discussing the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ
Jared stands in front of a vintage car discussing the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ
Jared’s Story
After my mistakes brought me down, the Book of Mormon lifted me up.

Jared Dunkley’s search for happiness often left him unfulfilled. When he turned to the words of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon, he said, “I noticed pretty quickly that I started to feel happy.” Today, the Book of Mormon provides peace and guidance to him and his family.

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Will explains how knowing the plan of God has blessed his life and brought him closer to Jesus Christ
Will explains how knowing the plan of God has blessed his life and brought him closer to Jesus Christ
Will’s Story
The Book of Mormon has helped me feel closer to God and Jesus Christ.

It takes exercise and a lot of hard work to excel at rugby. But for Will, excelling at rugby isn’t everything. As he has followed the principles taught in the Book of Mormon, he has received direction from God that has blessed his life.

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Steve and Whitney walk down the beach with their son and explain how the Book of Mormon helps them
Steve and Whitney walk down the beach with their son and explain how the Book of Mormon helps them
Steve and Whitney’s Story
The Book of Mormon brought us peace.

Steve and Whitney have found peace, clarity, hope, and increased faith in Jesus Christ as they’ve made the Book of Mormon a part of their lives.

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Shaquille explains how the Book of Mormon helps his life
Shaquille explains how the Book of Mormon helps his life
Shaquille’s Story
No matter where my life goes, the Book of Mormon keeps me on track.

Shaquille is a world–class athlete, but sometimes he needs a different kind of coaching. He found the Book of Mormon and the truths it contains as a university student, and he has relied on its guidance ever since.

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Juliana standing in a forest explains how the Book of Mormon helps her
Juliana standing in a forest explains how the Book of Mormon helps her
Juliana’s Story
My family gives me happiness. The Book of Mormon gives me hope.

When her family faced a series of tough challenges, Juliana felt alone and adrift. But through the Book of Mormon, she found the strength to lead her family through difficult times.

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You can know it’s true

Like the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. God promises us that if we read the Book of Mormon with faith in Christ and a sincere desire to know and act upon its truthfulness, He will confirm its truth to each of us through inspiration from the Holy Ghost. Tens of thousands of missionaries are teaching people about this book on six continents in 107 languages—and these people are currently putting that promise to the test.

“And if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.” —Moroni 10:4

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You can get one for free

If you want a copy of the Book of Mormon, you can have one at no cost. Local representatives will hand deliver your book, no matter where you live. They can quickly answer any questions you have or even share their favorite passages.

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