October 2011

“Contents,” Liahona, Oct. 2011, 1–3

Liahona, October 2011

Welcome to This Special Issue

Few topics are worth dedicating a whole issue to, but the Book of Mormon is one of them. In this issue, prophets past and present, as well as members all over the world, testify of this unique book of scripture. Its origins are miraculous. It is tangible evidence of the Restoration. It is the keystone of our religion. And it was written for our day—teaching the doctrine of Christ clearly and simply to build our faith and strengthen our families.

Although you won’t find many of the departments you are accustomed to having in the Liahona, the First Presidency Message (page 4) and Visiting Teaching Message (page 46) are here. These messages and all the other articles share testimonies and teachings from the Book of Mormon.

We invite you to study this issue prayerfully, take the messages to heart, and share them—and the Book of Mormon—with others.

Many of the paintings in this issue include a depiction of the Liahona that Lehi received. The Liahonas aren’t hidden and may not look exactly like the one above, but you and your family might enjoy discovering how many Liahonas you can locate throughout this issue.

On the cover

Photo illustration by John Luke; That Ye May Know, by Gary Kapp, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. David Larsen, may not be copied. Back: Christ’s Image, by Heinrich Hofmann, courtesy of C. Harrison Conroy Co.