Highlighting the other heroes of the Book of Mormon

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

"OTHER HEROES OF THE BOOK OF MORMON," by James H. Fullmer, Covenant Communications, $21.99, 220 pages (nf)

You know Nephi, Alma, Captain Moroni and Mormon.

But do you know Aminadab, Abish, Zeniff and Lib?

Their names may not be prominent, but they still matter in the Book of Mormon.

Author and illustrator James H. Fullmer has spent countless hours writing and drawing to bring their stories to life in his new book, "Other Heroes of the Book of Mormon."

"During my years of teaching seminary, I came to appreciate many of the stories that are not well known," Fullmer wrote in the author's notes. "In these 'smaller' stories, I found people I could really relate to. ... They were not perfect, but the Lord still had a great work for them to do."

The book, which contains 220 full-color pages and more than 100 illustrations, timelines and maps, provides a vivid glimpse into ancient America through the stories of those who had relatively minor roles in the Book of Mormon. Each narrative is also accompanied by references to key scriptural passages and Fullmer's insights at the end of each chapter.

"Feel free to simply enjoy the stories," Fullmer wrote. "My deepest hope is that these stories will excite and inspire you to take a closer look at the Book of Mormon."

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