Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Book of Mormon en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:00:56 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Defending the Faith: When the criticisms of the Book of Mormon can't be taken seriously http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613202/When-the-criticisms-of-the-Book-of-Mormon-cant-be-taken-seriously.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613202/When-the-criticisms-of-the-Book-of-Mormon-cant-be-taken-seriously.html In the end, of course, evidence has to be cited and arguments made. But sometimes an excellent shorthand response to certain... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 MDT Defending the Faith: Thinking clearly about archaeology and the Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611661/Thinking-clearly-about-archaeology-and-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611661/Thinking-clearly-about-archaeology-and-the-Book-of-Mormon.html Many critics of the Book of Mormon regularly base their arguments on faulty assumptions and misconceptions. An article... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 MDT Pocket-sized edition of LDS scriptures available to the public for the first time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610220/Pocket-sized-edition-of-LDS-scriptures-available-to-the-public-for-the-first-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610220/Pocket-sized-edition-of-LDS-scriptures-available-to-the-public-for-the-first-time.html Since World War II the Church has provided members serving in the military their own set of scriptures to study and use.... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:48:17 MDT Bible, Book of Mormon make list of top 50 influential books http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610637/Bible-Book-of-Mormon-make-list-of-top-50-influential-books.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610637/Bible-Book-of-Mormon-make-list-of-top-50-influential-books.html Last month, many Facebook users participated in a challenge that required them to post 10 books that have influenced them. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:03:27 MDT 'Foundations of Faith': Church History Library exhibits treasures from its documents collection http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610121/Foundations-of-Faith-Church-History-Library-exhibits-treasures-from-its-documents-collection.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610121/Foundations-of-Faith-Church-History-Library-exhibits-treasures-from-its-documents-collection.html The Church Historian and Recorder calls them “documents which are foundational to our history,” and they are now... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:45:00 MDT LDS missionaries share messages about ‘real’ Book of Mormon in New York City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609774/LDS-missionaries-share-messages-about-6real7-Book-of-Mormon-in-New-York-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609774/LDS-missionaries-share-messages-about-6real7-Book-of-Mormon-in-New-York-City.html Using as a backdrop a 4’ x 8’ Book of Mormon cover painted on plywood by a local member, 21 young elders and... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:35:00 MDT Reader voices: My Book of Mormon precepts journal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606753/Reader-voices-My-Book-of-Mormon-precepts-journal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606753/Reader-voices-My-Book-of-Mormon-precepts-journal.html The Prophet Joseph Smith said "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book" (see the... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Comic: Jared's family history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606308/Comic-Jareds-family-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606308/Comic-Jareds-family-history.html For the Book of Mormon's Jared, family history is a breeze. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 MDT Mormon selfies spread as Latter-day Saints share Book of Mormon experiences http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605029/Mormon-selfies-spread-as-Latter-day-Saints-share-Book-of-Mormon-experiences.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605029/Mormon-selfies-spread-as-Latter-day-Saints-share-Book-of-Mormon-experiences.html Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invited those who have read the Book of Mormon to share... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:14:14 MDT Abu Dhabi Stake: Walking in the steps of Lehi http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604580/Abu-Dhabi-Stake-Walking-in-the-steps-of-Lehi.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604580/Abu-Dhabi-Stake-Walking-in-the-steps-of-Lehi.html Youth of the Abu Dhabi Stake in the United Arab Emigrates participated in The Liahona Quest, a three-day youth conference in... Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:35:45 MDT Defending the Faith: John Sorenson's 'Mormon's Codex' examines Book of Mormon geography http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604505/John-Sorensons-Mormons-Codex-examines-Book-of-Mormon-geography.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604505/John-Sorensons-Mormons-Codex-examines-Book-of-Mormon-geography.html One of the most significant scholars of the Book of Mormon in the history of Mormonism has recently published a massive book... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:00:00 MDT Defending the Faith: 2 Book of Mormon 'errors' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602130/2-Book-of-Mormon-errors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602130/2-Book-of-Mormon-errors.html Authors trying to set their stories in earlier times sometimes mistakenly give themselves away by including things familiar... Thu, 01 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT New Harmony: Foxes in the henhouse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602127/Foxes-in-the-henhouse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602127/Foxes-in-the-henhouse.html It was the late Truman Madsen who said when secular writers examine spiritual experience, they grasp everything except the... Thu, 01 May 2014 05:00:00 MDT The Book of Mormon claims No. 1 spot on list of life-changing books http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601142/The-Book-of-Mormon-claims-No-1-spot-on-list-of-life-changing-books.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601142/The-Book-of-Mormon-claims-No-1-spot-on-list-of-life-changing-books.html The Book of Mormon climbed to the top of a list of life-changing books from BestBookRead.com this week, thanks to user votes... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:00 MDT First-edition copy of Book of Mormon sells for $45,000 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600638/First-edition-copy-of-Book-of-Mormon-sells-for-45000.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600638/First-edition-copy-of-Book-of-Mormon-sells-for-45000.html A first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon sold for $45,000 in a New York auction on Tuesday. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT Picturing history: Cornerstone of the Nauvoo House http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600529/Picturing-history-Cornerstone-of-the-Nauvoo-House.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600529/Picturing-history-Cornerstone-of-the-Nauvoo-House.html In section 124 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord commanded the Prophet Joseph Smith to build a “boarding... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT Facebook event challenges Latter-day Saints to read Book of Mormon in 85 days http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600423/Facebook-event-challenges-Latter-day-Saints-to-read-Book-of-Mormon-in-85-days.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600423/Facebook-event-challenges-Latter-day-Saints-to-read-Book-of-Mormon-in-85-days.html More than 1,500 Latter-day Saints have accepted a challenge to read the Book of Mormon in 85 days — the same amount of... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:25:58 MDT First edition copy of the Book of Mormon on auction block http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600419/First-edition-copy-of-the-Book-of-Mormon-on-auction-block.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600419/First-edition-copy-of-the-Book-of-Mormon-on-auction-block.html A first edition copy of the Book of Mormon will be auctioned at Swann Auction Galleries in New York on Tuesday, April 8. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 MDT Defending the Faith: A witness for the Book of Mormon witnesses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600068/A-witness-for-the-Book-of-Mormon-witnesses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600068/A-witness-for-the-Book-of-Mormon-witnesses.html William McLellin left the LDS Church an embittered man in 1838. But he maintained his faith in the Book of Mormon for the... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT Profane, award-winning 'Book of Mormon' musical coming to Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598149/Profane-award-winning-Book-of-Mormon-musical-coming-to-Salt-Lake-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598149/Profane-award-winning-Book-of-Mormon-musical-coming-to-Salt-Lake-City.html The profane and irreverent but critically acclaimed Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" is coming to Utah's Capitol Theatre... Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:19:39 MDT New Year's resolution for LDS couple becomes daily reading challenge for thousands http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597816/New-Years-resolution-for-LDS-couple-becomes-daily-reading-challenge-for-thousands.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597816/New-Years-resolution-for-LDS-couple-becomes-daily-reading-challenge-for-thousands.html What started out as a New Years' resolution for Arizona Latter-day Saint couple Ben and Chelsea Price to prioritize scripture... Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 MST Book of Mormon challenge: Mormons share 2-minute testimonies on YouTube (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590974/Book-of-Mormon-challenge-Mormons-share-2-minute-testimonies-on-YouTube-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590974/Book-of-Mormon-challenge-Mormons-share-2-minute-testimonies-on-YouTube-video.html If you were to search "The Book of Mormon" on YouTube, the first page of results would return a limited variety of videos:... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:20:00 MST Mormon chalk art draws people in again http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590570/Mormon-chalk-art-draws-people-in-again.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590570/Mormon-chalk-art-draws-people-in-again.html After seeing the positive reception of their first chalking event at Union Square last month, missionaries in the Southern... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:30:00 MST Spiritual answers may be found in scriptural questions, authors of '52 Life-Changing Questions' say (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588840/Spiritual-answers-may-be-found-in-scriptural-questions-authors-of-52-Life-Changing-Questions-say.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588840/Spiritual-answers-may-be-found-in-scriptural-questions-authors-of-52-Life-Changing-Questions-say.html To help keep scripture study fresh and invigorating, popular authors Brad Wilcox and John Hilton III invite readers to... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:00:00 MDT Defending the Faith: A stimulating month ahead http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588068/A-stimulating-month-ahead.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588068/A-stimulating-month-ahead.html Over the next four weeks or so, at least three scholarly conferences in Utah Valley and a fourth in Cache Valley will offer... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:00:00 MDT Charlton Heston as Nephi? Arnold Friberg's 'lost' Book of Mormon sketches to go on display http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587231/Charlton-Heston-as-Nephi-Arnold-Fribergs-lost-Book-of-Mormon-sketches-to-go-on-display.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587231/Charlton-Heston-as-Nephi-Arnold-Fribergs-lost-Book-of-Mormon-sketches-to-go-on-display.html “The Lost Book of Mormon Sketches” will be free and open to the public Oct. 2-6 at the Joseph Smith Memorial... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:18:47 MDT University of Utah to offer course on literary qualities of Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584673/University-of-Utah-to-offer-course-on-literary-qualities-of-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584673/University-of-Utah-to-offer-course-on-literary-qualities-of-Book-of-Mormon.html The University of Utah's religious studies department will begin offering a course on the Book of Mormon as a literary work. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:49:41 MDT Reader voices: The prophet Mormon and his work on the Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584049/Reader-voices-The-prophet-Mormon-and-his-work-on-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584049/Reader-voices-The-prophet-Mormon-and-his-work-on-the-Book-of-Mormon.html The prophet Mormon was an amazing human being and a man among men. Mormon was a child prodigy, a skilled military commander,... Sun, 04 Aug 2013 05:00:00 MDT Martin Harris comes to life in Clarkston Pageant http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583702/Martin-Harris-comes-to-life-in-Clarkston-Pageant.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583702/Martin-Harris-comes-to-life-in-Clarkston-Pageant.html The Clarkston Pageant, outlining events in the life of Martin Harris and his time spent as scribe during translation of the... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Defending the Faith: Mary Whitmer, 12th witness to the Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583267/Mary-Whitmer-12th-witness-to-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583267/Mary-Whitmer-12th-witness-to-the-Book-of-Mormon.html Relatively few Latter-day Saints know the story of the Book of Mormon's unofficial 12th witness. Perhaps harried,... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Reader voices: Sharing the gospel and the Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583052/Reader-voices-Sharing-the-gospel-and-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583052/Reader-voices-Sharing-the-gospel-and-the-Book-of-Mormon.html While we served on the British Virgin Island of Tortola, our mission president asked us to flood the island with the Book of... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Hill Cumorah Pageant holds history of missionary work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582917/Hill-Cumorah-Pageant-holds-history-of-missionary-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582917/Hill-Cumorah-Pageant-holds-history-of-missionary-work.html A look at the history of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, and how it's stayed close to it's missionary roots. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT 'Book of Mormon' soundtrack, Hill Cumorah Pageant lead to conversion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582861/Book-of-Mormon-soundtrack-Hill-Cumorah-Pageant-lead-to-conversion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582861/Book-of-Mormon-soundtrack-Hill-Cumorah-Pageant-lead-to-conversion.html Casey Reichhart, 17, was first introduced to the church when she watched the Tony Awards in 2011. Since then, her obsession... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT 'Polygamy,' the Broadway play: Mormon controversy on stage nearly 100 years before 'Book of Mormon' musical http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581431/Polygamy-the-Broadway-play-Mormon-controversy-on-stage-nearly-100-years-before-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581431/Polygamy-the-Broadway-play-Mormon-controversy-on-stage-nearly-100-years-before-Book-of-Mormon.html The controversial topic of polygamy was addressed nearly a century ago in the Broadway play "Polygamy." The 48th Annual... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:45:00 MDT LDS Church is smart to reach out to 'Book of Mormon' musical audiences, priest says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580156/LDS-Church-is-smart-to-reach-out-to-Book-of-Mormon-musical-audiences-priest-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580156/LDS-Church-is-smart-to-reach-out-to-Book-of-Mormon-musical-audiences-priest-says.html Episcopal priest and author Danielle Tumminio says the LDS Church is doing something really smart in cultivating... Thu, 16 May 2013 14:25:00 MDT Inspired question, 'Book of Mormon' musical leads to former California mayor's conversion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579813/Inspired-question-Book-of-Mormon-musical-leads-to-former-California-mayors-conversion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579813/Inspired-question-Book-of-Mormon-musical-leads-to-former-California-mayors-conversion.html Richard Marcus was disappointed when the book he bought titled "The Book of Mormon," turned out to be the script of the hit... Mon, 13 May 2013 05:00:00 MDT Mormons become 'real people' for 'Book of Mormon' musical cast touring upstate New York http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579735/Mormons-become-real-people-for-Book-of-Mormon-musical-cast-touring-upstate-New-York.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579735/Mormons-become-real-people-for-Book-of-Mormon-musical-cast-touring-upstate-New-York.html Mormons became "real people" for the cast of a touring company of the Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon,”... Fri, 10 May 2013 07:00:00 MDT Book review: '100 Favorite Verses for Women' shares scriptural insights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579535/Book-review-100-Favorite-Verses-for-Women-shares-scriptural-insights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579535/Book-review-100-Favorite-Verses-for-Women-shares-scriptural-insights.html "100 Favorite Verses for Women" by Shauna Humphreys is a collection of scripture-based devotional essays written to women. Tue, 07 May 2013 05:00:00 MDT Bryce Harper: MLB slugger has high standards on and off the field http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579510/Bryce-Harper-MLB-slugger-has-high-standards-on-and-off-the-field.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579510/Bryce-Harper-MLB-slugger-has-high-standards-on-and-off-the-field.html Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is an MLB phenomenon. He has high standards for himself on the field, and as a... Mon, 06 May 2013 09:15:00 MDT New LDS Young Women general presidency members present first public speech http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628808/New-LDS-Young-Women-general-presidency-members-present-first-public-speech.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628808/New-LDS-Young-Women-general-presidency-members-present-first-public-speech.html In their first public speaking assignment since being called to serve as the Young Women general presidency, Sister Oscarson... Sat, 04 May 2013 20:00:00 MDT From 'Book of Mormon' musical to Mormon convert http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579364/From-Book-of-Mormon-musical-to-Mormon-convert.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579364/From-Book-of-Mormon-musical-to-Mormon-convert.html The last thing Liza Morong expected when she saw the Broadway show "The Book of Mormon" was that she would one day become a... Fri, 03 May 2013 05:00:00 MDT 'Kinky Boots' gets 13 Tony Award nods, will battle 'Matilda,' 'A Christmas Story' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628358/Kinky-Boots-gets-13-Tony-Award-nods-will-battle-Matilda-A-Christmas-Story.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628358/Kinky-Boots-gets-13-Tony-Award-nods-will-battle-Matilda-A-Christmas-Story.html The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:14:34 MDT BYU rugby: Cougars will rely on New Zealanders in national title game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579144/BYU-rugby-Cougars-will-rely-on-New-Zealanders-in-national-title-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579144/BYU-rugby-Cougars-will-rely-on-New-Zealanders-in-national-title-game.html The BYU rugby team is set to host the Varsity Cup national championship this Saturday against Cal. Several New Zealanders... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:35:00 MDT Book review: 'Turning Pages,' by Tristi Pinkston, will delight readers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579038/Book-review-Turning-Pages-by-Tristi-Pinkston-will-delight-readers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579038/Book-review-Turning-Pages-by-Tristi-Pinkston-will-delight-readers.html "Turning Pages," the latest book from Tristi Pinkston, is a novel about Addie Preston, who dreams of one day becoming a... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Taking a Jewish page from the Book of Mormon on interfaith marriage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627312/Taking-a-Jewish-page-from-the-Book-of-Mormon-on-interfaith-marriage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627312/Taking-a-Jewish-page-from-the-Book-of-Mormon-on-interfaith-marriage.html Author Naomi Schaefer Riley writes that Jews could learn a thing or two from Mormons in the area where she has become expert:... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:30:49 MDT LDS Church launches 'I'm a Mormon' campaign in UK, Ireland http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577997/LDS-Church-launches-Im-a-Mormon-campaign-in-UK-Ireland.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577997/LDS-Church-launches-Im-a-Mormon-campaign-in-UK-Ireland.html The LDS Church has launched its "I'm a Mormon" campaign in the U.K. and Ireland in conjuction with the... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:50:00 MDT Poll: Many own a Bible, but not many read it http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577728/Poll-Many-own-a-Bible-but-not-many-read-it.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577728/Poll-Many-own-a-Bible-but-not-many-read-it.html Americans have a high interest and awareness of the Bible, but a majority believe the scripture has too little influence on a... Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:00:00 MDT Elder Enrique R. Falabella: 'The Home, the School of Life' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626349/Elder-Enrique-R-Falabella-The-Home-the-School-of-Life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626349/Elder-Enrique-R-Falabella-The-Home-the-School-of-Life.html Elder Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy, in his remarks Sunday afternoon, shared six lessons he has learned in his home. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 15:15:00 MDT Elder Christoffel Golden Jr.: 'The Father and the Son' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626348/Elder-Christoffel-Golden-Jr-The-Father-and-the-Son.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626348/Elder-Christoffel-Golden-Jr-The-Father-and-the-Son.html "Our quest for eternal life is nothing other than a quest to understand who God is, and for us to return to live with Him,"... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 15:00:00 MDT Sister Rosemary M. Wixom: 'The Words We Speak' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626340/Sister-Rosemary-M-Wixom-The-Words-We-Speak.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626340/Sister-Rosemary-M-Wixom-The-Words-We-Speak.html "One of the greatest influences a person can have in this world is to influence a child," said Sister Rosemary M. Wixom,... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:55:00 MDT