The Book of Mormon|Joseph Smith


The spiritual text that forms the basis of Mormonism, in the last edition edited by its founder, Joseph Smith, Jr.

The Book of Mormon is one of the most influential, as well as controversial, religious documents in American history, and is regarded as sacred scripture by followers around the world, including members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the fourth-largest religious body in the United States. According to Mormon belief, The Book of Mormon was inscribed on golden plates by ancient prophets. It contains stories of ancient peoples migrating from the Near East to the Americas, and also explains that Jesus Christ appeared to the New World after his resurrection. The golden plates were discovered in upstate New York and translated by Joseph Smith, Jr., under the guidance of an angel, Moroni. From this divine revelation, Smith founded the Mormon sect, which is now comprised of more than 12.5 million members worldwide.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143105534
  • ISBN-10: 0143105531
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 640
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

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The Book of Mormon. This edition, translated by Joseph Smith Jr., with an introduction by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, is Smith's third and final revision of one of the most influential and controversial religious texts in American history. Smith founded this sect of Christianity in the early 1800s, when he found golden plates containing divine revelation and claimed to be a prophet. This definitive version of his holy scripture is an excellent addition to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Mormon faith.