Sharing Time: Search the Scriptures

    “Sharing Time: Search the Scriptures,” Friend, Mar. 1988, 42

    Sharing Time:

    Search the Scriptures

    And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; 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 (Moro. 10:4).

    Do you know the names of the fifteen books in the Book of Mormon? Could you put them in the right order? Do you know how to find a particular story in the Book of Mormon? This activity will help you to search for and find where each book and particular story is in the Book of Mormon.

    Sometimes we use another kind of searching to find an answer to a question. Moroni spoke about this kind of searching. His promise in Moroni 10:3–5 [Moro. 10:3–5] tells us that as we read and search to find truth, the Holy Ghost will give us the feeling that what we are reading is true.


    1. Cut out each book.

      Cut out books
    2. Look at the Table of Contents in the Book of Mormon and arrange the titles in the correct order.

    3. Use the Index to find the names and stories listed below. Then write each name under the book title where the story about that person is found. Note: In the Index the name of the book where each story is found is printed in dark lettering before the story is mentioned.



    Alma, first chief judge

    He becomes helpless and unable to speak.

    Ammon, son of Mosiah

    He saves the king’s flocks.

    Mormon, abridger

    He wrote a letter concerning the baptism of little children.

    Moroni, last of Nephites

    He is commanded to seal the records with the interpreters.

    Samuel, Lamanite prophet

    Many try to kill him.


    Sharing Time Ideas

    1. Have each child make his own Book of Mormon storybook. Write title for each book on separate page. Then have children write, in their own words, stories of people they learn about in each book.

    2. Sing “The Books in the Book of Mormon” (More Songs for Children, page 32). Have children arrange titles in correct order before song is completed.

    3. Share stories of answers to prayers that came through reading scriptures. Discuss ideas that one way that we speak to God is through prayer and that one way that He talks to us is through scriptures.

    4. Make time line of prophets in Book of Mormon.

    • Alma, first chief judge—Mosiah; Ammon, son of Mosiah—Alma; Mormon, abridger—Moroni; Moroni, last of Nephites—Ether; Samuel, Lamanite prophet—Helaman.

    Illustrated by LaFarne Holz