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Introductory Material

One Week of Studies

As you begin your feast on the word of God, let this introductory material serve as your hors d'oeuvres (pre-meal snack).

  1. Read the cover.
    • This book is "Another Testament of Christ" along with what other testaments?
    Read the Title Page.
    • The title page is the one that says, "The Hand of Mormon" on it. This was written by Moroni, who is Mormonís son and the last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon. Moroni is also the angel that delivered the plates to Joseph Smith. Here it lists the reasons for having the Book of Mormon. Underline them.
    Read Moroni 10:4-5.
    • This is in the last chapter in the Book of Mormon. This is Moroniís challenge to us to read the Book of Mormon and to pray to know that it is true. As you read the Book of Mormon, try to remember this challenge and pray every day as you study. Mark these verses in your scriptures. Copy them onto another paper, maybe even your journal. Memorize these verses. Write what these verses mean to you.

  2. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read the Introduction.
    • Sixth paragraph: Underline what Joseph Smith said about the Book of Mormon.

  3. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read the Testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses.
    • The Three Witnesses hears and saw some things that the Eight Witnesses did not. What are they? Notice that Joseph Smith's father and two of his brothers were among the Eight Witnesses. Watch "For Our Day" on the Book of Mormon video.

  4. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read the first part of the Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith (to the stars).
    • Moroni was the last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon. He was also the one who buried the plates in the hill Cumorah. Sing "The Golden Plates", CS p. 86.

  5. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read the second part of the Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
    • Why do you think Moroni visited Joseph Smith four times, repeating the same message? What do you think it would be like to receive teaching from an angel?

  6. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read the last part of the Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
    • How do you know that the Book of Mormon is true scripture? Write your own testimony.

  7. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read A Brief Explanation About the Book of Mormon.
    • Match up what plates contain which books
    The plates of Nephi Mormonís Abridgement of the Plates of Nephi, Mormonís record, a translation of the plates of Ether, Moroniís record.
    The plates of Mormon A history of the Jaredides
    The plates of Ether Scriptures and history of the Israelites (similar to the Old Testament)
    The plates of brass The large and small plates of Nephi, written on by many prophets.
    • Why do you think this book is called the Book of Mormon?

  8. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read the Names and Order of the Books in the Book of Mormon.
    • Sing "The Books in the Book of Mormon", CS p. 119. Memorize the names of the books in order.
    Read the Abbreviations and Designations in Footnotes and Index
    • Remember that if youíre ever unsure of what an abbreviation in the footnotes mean, you can refer to this page.
    Turn to the back of the Book of Mormon.
    • Pronunciation Guide: There are many strange names in the Book of Mormon. Remember to refer to the pronunciation guide for the accepted pronunciations.
    • Index: You can use the Index to do a study by subject. This study guide does not have an index. Use the Index in the Book of Mormon to help you find what you need. For more complete studies, use the Topical Guide at the back of the Bible.

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