August 2005

“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2005, 1


August 2005

Volume 35, Number 8

On the cover: Front: Painting by Jeffrey Hein. Back: Photography by Welden C. Andersen, Craig Dimond, and Don O. Thorpe.

Inside front cover: First Edition of the Book of Mormon. The publication of the Book of Mormon, as exemplified by this first edition copy, was in fulfillment of prophecy: “And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book, … and in the book shall be a revelation from God” (2 Ne. 27:6–7; see also Isa. 29). “And after having received the record of the Nephites, yea, even my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., might have power to translate through the mercy of God, by the power of God, the Book of Mormon” (D&C 1:29).

Inside back cover: Tell John I Died with My Face toward Zion, by Clark Kelley Price. May not be copied. James Steele shades the face of Mary Murray Murdoch, known lovingly as “Wee Granny.” Mary’s physical strength carried her only to Chimney Rock, Nebraska, but her spiritual strength was manifest in her request to have the Steeles tell her son John that she died facing Zion. That testimony still burns in the hearts of her posterity.