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“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2004, 1


August 2004

Volume 34, Number 8

Front cover: Lehi’s Dream and “The Love of God,” by Nathan Pinnock, may not be copied

Back cover: This three-panel painting is typical of the Book of Mormon art found in “Exceedingly Great Faith” on page 38. It tells the story of the conversion of Alma the Younger. Panel 1: “[Alma] did go about secretly with the sons of Mosiah seeking to destroy the church” (Mosiah 27:10). Panel 2: “Behold, the angel of the Lord … spake as it were with a voice of thunder, … [and] they fell to the earth” (Mosiah 27:11–12). Panel 3: After Alma the Younger was struck dumb for two days and two nights, he “received … strength, … for, said he, I have repented of my sins, and … behold I am born of the Spirit” (Mosiah 27:23–24). (The Conversion of Alma, by David Linn, may not be copied.)

Inside front cover: Seed of Faith, by Jay Ward. Young mothers such as this one were among the Anti-Nephi-Lehies who, the scriptures say, believed the gospel and “never did fall away” (Alma 23:6). Their testimonies of Christ would lead their sons who fought with the 2,000 stripling warriors to say, “We do not doubt our mothers knew it” (Alma 56:48).

Inside back cover: How Great Thou Art (embroidery), by Carmen Suarez