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Photograph of Martin Harris via lds.org
The first major biography about one of the most important men of the early Church is hot off the press from BYU Studies. Many years in the making, Martin Harris: Uncompromising Witness of the Book of Mormon , by Susan Easton Black and Larry C. Porter, tells the life story of a man who was instrumental in getting the Book of Mormon translated, published, and distributed. Indeed, it is...
John W Welch Western Caribbean Cruise
Dear Friends of Book of Mormon Central, One year from now, we are pleased to announce the first Book of Mormon Central Conference Cruise in the Caribbean. For details, see the event page . This special booking will allow us to share the latest information about Book of Mormon research, the use of the Book of Mormon Keystone interactive scripture app (now in progress), and our remarkable resources...
Samuel the Lamanite
Check out this new video by the Church about Samuel the Lamanite and the First Christmas
Book of Mormon and North America
This executive summary of the FIRM Foundation’s new Annotated Edition of the Book of Mormon (henceforth AEBOM ) is written in response to many inquiries Book of Mormon Central has received about the volume, and to report in a concise, objective manner its many glaring deficiencies. After a careful page-by-page analysis, the reviewers have found so many fundamental and...
B.H. Roberts and Corianton
In the third part of our Improvement Era mini-series, this week we feature the first part of Elder B.H. Roberts’s article on Corianton, the most troublesome of the sons of Alma the Younger. As with his previous article, Elder Roberts once again speaks to the youth of the Church. He also leaves them with the caution to not dismiss the words of the scriptures or the prophets because some...
Joseph Smith Papers volume on the Book of Abraham
The Joseph Smith Papers Project, under the auspices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has published a new volume in the landmark series. The Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations, Vol. 4: Book of Abraham and Related Manuscripts includes, for the first time, the extant Book of Abraham manuscripts, the first printed edition of the Book of Abraham, the...
B.H. Roberts and Shiblon
Continuing in our Improvement Era mini-series, this week we feature Elder B.H. Roberts’s article on Shiblon, one of the sons of Alma the Younger. As with his previous article, Elder Roberts again speaks to the youth and young adults of the Church. Shiblon is not as well-remembered as his two brothers; the prophet Helaman of stripling warriors’ fame or Corianton the prodigal missionary...
Saints and Geography
The Church History Department recently published a response to some concerns about the new book "Saints" and Book of Mormon geography. "Since the publication of Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815–1846, some concern has been expressed online and to us personally that the text of the book has expressed a preference against a “heartland” model of Book of Mormon geography. We have been...
BH Roberts photo about 1904 and "Helaman" by James Fullmer
Almost 120 years ago, Elder B.H. Roberts of the First Council of the Seventy wrote a four-part series in the Improvement Era focusing on Alma the Younger's counsel to his three sons: Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton. These short articles were geared towards the youth and young adults of the Church. Today, we bring you the first of these articles, this one discussing Helaman. Although the...
President Russell M. Nelson
During the October 2018 Women's Session of General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson said, "I invite you to read the Book of Mormon, between now and the end of the year. As impossible as that may seem, with all you are trying to manage in life, if you will accept this invitation with full-purpose of heart the Lord will help you find a way to achieve it. And as you prayerfully study, I...

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