Book of Mormon Stories


    Chapter 01: How We Got the Book of Mormon
    Joseph Smith sees a vision of God and Jesus Christ. An angel, Moroni, instructs him and shows him where to find an ancient record. Joseph translates the record by the power of God.
    Chapter 02: Lehi Warns the People
    Lehi warns the people of Jerusalem to repent or they will soon be destroyed. The people are angry with Lehi and try to kill him.
    Chapter 03: Lehi Leaves Jerusalem
    The Lord warns Lehi to flee with his family into the wilderness. Lehi's son, Nephi, prays and believes his father's words but his two other brothers, Laman and Lemuel, rebel.
    Chapter 04: The Brass Plates
    Lehi sends his sons back to Jerusalem to get the brass plates from King Laban. After many attempts they are able to get the plates and, Zoram, one of Laban's servants, comes with them.
    Chapter 05: Traveling in the Wilderness
    Ishmael and his family join Lehi's family in the wilderness. The sons of Lehi marry the daughters of Ishmael. They have many trials in the wilderness, and some of them rebel. They reach the seashore and name the land Bountiful.
    Chapter 06: Lehi’s Dream
    Lehi shares a dream he had with his family. In his dream he saw a tree with fruit that would make you happy. Various groups of people either partake of the fruit, get lost on their way to the tree, or mock those who partake of the fruit.
    Chapter 07: Building the Ship
    The Lord instructs Nephi to build a ship and reveals to Nephi the design and method for making the ship. Laman and Lemuel mock Nephi for attempting to build a ship.
    Chapter 08: Crossing the Sea
    Lehi and his family set off in the ship for the promised land. Laman and Lemuel become angry and tie Nephi up with ropes. A storm arises and does not subside until Laman and Lemuel untie Nephi.
    Chapter 09: A New Home in the Promised Land
    Lehi and his family arrive in the promised land. The Lord commands Nephi to keep a record. After Lehi dies, Laman and Lemuel rebel and their families separate themselves from those who follow Nephi.
    Chapter 10: Jacob and Sherem
    Nephi dies, and his brother Jacob becomes the leader. A wicked man named Sherem tells people not to believe in Christ. Jacob speaks with Sherem, ands after a sign from God, Sherem repents and tells the people to believe in Christ.
    Chapter 11: Enos
    Jacob's son Enos prays all day and into the night, and his sins are forgiven. He prays for the Nephites and the Lamanites. Enos spends the rest of his life serving God and teaching people the gospel.
    Chapter 12: King Benjamin
    King Benjamin addresses his people and prophesies about the life of Jesus Christ. The people believe his teachings and covenant to keep the commandments. King Benjamin's son Mosiah is appointed to be the next king.
    Chapter 13: Zeniff
    The Lamanites allow Zeniff and his people to live in their land. The Lamanites agree to not attack, but they do not honor their promise. The Nephites pray for strength. They are able to defeat the Lamanites for two generations.
    Chapter 14: Abinadi and King Noah
    Abinadi teaches wicked King Noah and his priests. King Noah becomes angry and has Abinadi killed. Alma, one of King Noah’s priests, believes Abinadi and flees.
    Chapter 15: Alma Teaches and Baptizes
    Alma writes down the words of Abinadi and preaches the gospel to the Nephites. Many people follow him and are baptized. The army of King Noah comes looking for them, but they escape and establish a righteous civilization.
    Chapter 16: King Limhi and His People Escape
    Limhi becomes the king of the Nephites who were captured by the Lamanites. Ammon and other Nephites arrive from Zarahemla and help King Limhi's people to escape and return to Zarahemla.
    Chapter 17: Alma and His People Escape
    Lamanites take over the land of Alma and his people. They pray to God to be freed. God strengthens them and prepares a way for them to escape. They make it to Zarahemla and are welcomed by King Mosiah and his people.
    Chapter 18: Alma the Younger Repents
    Alma becomes the leader of the Church. His son Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah persecute the followers of Christ. An angel appears to them and calls them to repentance. They repent and try to repair the evil they did.
    Chapter 19: The Sons of Mosiah Become Missionaries
    The four sons of Mosiah desire to preach the gospel among the Lamanites. They all refuse to be king. King Mosiah prays, and the Lord tells him to let his sons go. They fast and pray that they will be good missionaries.
    Chapter 20: Alma and Nehor
    Alma the Younger becomes the first chief judge. A wicked man named Nehor leads many away with his lies and kills Gideon. Nehor is put to death, but many still believe his words. Those who continue to follow God and care for the poor are blessed.
    Chapter 21: The Amlicites
    Amlici, a wicked Nephite, wants to become king, and many follow him. The people vote, and he is not made king. He and his followers fight against the righteous Nephites. The Nephites are blessed with strength and defeat the Amlicites.
    Chapter 22: Alma’s Mission to Ammonihah
    Alma steps down as chief judge to spread the gospel. Alma finds Amulek, and they preach together. Zeezrom tries to confound them but is unable to do so. Zeezrom and others repent and are baptized. The believers are persecuted.
    Chapter 23: Ammon: A Great Servant
    Ammon becomes a servant of King Lamoni. He defends the king’s flock from a band of robbers. King Lamoni is impressed with Ammon’s faithfulness. Ammon teaches King Lamoni, and he is converted.
    Chapter 24: Ammon Meets King Lamoni’s Father
    Ammon and King Lamoni go to rescue Aaron out of prison. They meet King Lamoni’s father on the way. At first, his father is very angry, but his heart is softened and he helps free Aaron from prison.
    Chapter 25: Aaron Teaches King Lamoni’s Father
    Aaron goes to the land of King Lamoni's father and teaches him the gospel. He is converted, and many believe him.
    Chapter 26: The People of Ammon
    The sons of Mosiah teach many Lamanites who repent and join the Church. They become known as the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. They are hard-working people who make a promise to God that they will never kill again.
    Chapter 27: Korihor
    Korihor preaches wickedness. Many people believe Korihor and are led astray. He demands a sign from Alma. Korihor is struck dumb by the Lord.
    Chapter 28: The Zoramites and the Rameumptom
    Alma and Amulek find success among the poor Zoramites. They teach them about faith, Jesus Christ, and God's plan for His children.
    Chapter 29: Alma Teaches about Faith and the Word of God
    Alma teaches the Zoramites about faith. He says that faith is believing something that is true but that cannot be seen. He teaches that if you continue to study the gospel, your faith will become stronger.
    Chapter 30: Alma Counsels His Sons
    Alma counsels with his three sons. He commends Helaman and Shiblon for their faith, but he chastises Corianton for breaking the commandments and setting a bad example for the Zoramites. Alma and his sons continue to preach the gospel.
    Chapter 31: Captain Moroni Defeats Zerahemnah
    Zerahemnah, the leader of the Lamanites, brings his army to fight the Nephites. Captain Moroni's army is well prepared and battle against the Lamanites.
    Chapter 32: Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty
    A wicked man named Amalickiah wants to be king over the Nephites. Many Nephites leave the Church and follow him. Captain Moroni erects the title of liberty and encourages the Nephites to protect their freedom.
    Chapter 33: King-Men versus Freemen
    The Nephites in favor of a king refuse to help fight with Captain Moroni against the Lamanites.
    Chapter 34: Helaman and the 2,000 Young Warriors
    The Nephite leaders don't want the people of Ammon to break their promise and help fight against the Lamanites. Their sons decide to fight. Helaman leads the 2,000 sons to battle. None are killed, because of their great faith.
    Chapter 35: Captain Moroni and Pahoran
    Chapter 35: Captain Moroni and Pahoran Captain Moroni writes to Pahoran asking for more soldiers and supplies to help Helaman and his army. Pahoran is unable to send help, however, because a group of wicked Nephites has joined with the Lamanites.
    Chapter 36: Hagoth
    Hagoth and a group of Nephites leave Zarahemla and travel north. They built ships and set sail. They took food and supplies and were never heard from again.
    Chapter 37: Nephi and Lehi in Prison
    Nephi and Lehi, the sons of Helaman, preach the gospel among the Lamanites. They are thrown into prison but escape by a ring of fire.
    Chapter 38: The Murder of the Chief Judge
    Nephi prophesies about the chief judge’s murder. Many people are convinced that Nephi is a prophet.
    Chapter 40: Samuel the Lamanite Tells about Jesus Christ
    The Lord sends Samuel, a Lamanite prophet, among the Nephites. He prophesies of the signs of Christ’s birth and death.
    Chapter 41: The Signs of Christ’s Birth
    The unbelieving Nephites appoint a day when they will kill the believers if the sign of Christ’s birth has not appeared. Nephi, the son of Nephi, prays in behalf of the believers. The Lord comforts Nephi, and the sign appears the next day.
    Chapter 42: The Signs of Christ’s Crucifixion
    Great storms, thunderings, and earthquakes arise after the death of Christ. There is darkness for three days, and out of the darkness the survivors hear the voice of Jesus Christ calling them to repentance.
    Chapter 43: Jesus Christ Appears to the Nephites
    Christ descends out of heaven. He speaks to the people gathered at the temple and teaches them about baptism. He calls Twelve Apostles .
    Chapter 44: Jesus Christ Blesses the Children
    Christ tells the Nephites to bring their children to him. He offers a prayer that is so marvelous that the words of it could not be written. Christ blesses the children one by one, and they are surrounded and ministered to by angels from heaven.
    Chapter 45: Jesus Christ Teaches about the Sacrament and Prayer
    Christ demonstrates and explains the sacrament. He teaches the people to pray always in his name. He gives the twelve disciples the power to give others the Holy Ghost. The disciples witness Christ ascending to heaven.
    Chapter 46: Jesus Christ Teaches and Prays with the Nephites
    Angels minister to those who were baptized, and Christ appears again. Christ prays to Heavenly Father. He gives the people the sacrament. After Jesus returns to heaven, his disciples teach and baptize many more people.
    Chapter 47: Jesus Christ Blesses His Disciples
    Christ comes to the twelve disciples when they are fasting and praying. He teaches them the gospel and tells them to write down his words. He promises each of the Twelve distinct blessings.
    Chapter 48: Peace in America
    After Jesus returns to live with Heavenly Father, the people are blessed. Many more people are baptized, and there is peace in the land.
    Chapter 49: Mormon and His Teachings
    Many years after Jesus visited the Nephites, Mormon becomes responsible for the sacred records of the people. The people are very wicked. Mormon leads the people into battle, but because of their wickedness, all people are destroyed.
    Chapter 50: The Jaredites Leave Babel
    During the destruction of the Tower of Babel, the Lord spares the languages of Jared’s family. They gather supplies and go where the Lord directs.
    Chapter 51: The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land
    The Jaredites build barges according to the Lord’s instructions. The brother of Jared asks the Lord to touch stones to provide light in the barges. He sees the Lord. The Jaredites travel to the promised land.
    Chapter 52: The Destruction of the Jaredites
    The wicked Jaredites try to kill the prophets and have many wars. The prophet Ether warns the wicked King Coriantumr about the destruction of his people. Eventually, all people are destroyed. Ether records the history of the Jaredites.
    Chapter 53: Moroni and His Teachings
    Moroni writes important doctrine about the sacrament, baptism, and the Savior. The wicked Lamanites kill Nephites who would not deny Jesus Christ. Moroni knew he would return to live with Heavenly Father when he died.
    Chapter 54: The Promise of the Book of Mormon
    Before Moroni buried the plates, he wrote a promise that if people would ask sincerely if the records were true, the Holy Ghost would testify of the truth. He hid the plates in the Hill Cumorah.
    Seek Ye the Kingdom of God
    Jesus teaches not to lay up for yourselves treasures on earth but rather to lay up treasures in heaven. Luke 12:13–34