Before The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was officially organized, its keystone was in place. That keystone, the Book of Mormon, has been shared, studied, respected, and embraced by millions of people the world over. It has also been scrutinized, analyzed, dismissed, even ridiculed by critics for nearly 200 years.
In this volume, best-selling author Tad Callister offers a comprehensive overview of many of the critics' claims and provides carefully reasoned explanations that shed new light on the discussion. He presents compelling evidence, both physical and spiritual, for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and invites readers on a spiritual journey that promises a witness stronger than any intellectual argument could create.
"The book focuses on a case for the Book of Mormon," Brother Callister writes, "but in one sense the Book of Mormon does not need a case presented on its behalf. It is its own best witness—its own best evidence. . . .It bears witness of the Savior with precision and power; and it invites the Spirit in unrestrained proportions. Every aspect of the Book of Mormon bears witness of its divine origin because, in fact, it is divinely inspired."
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Deseret Book 2018|
|Audiobook Runtime||Approx. 6.75 hours|
|Audiobook Narrator||Tad R. Callister|
I really enjoyed this book. The Book of Mormon has had many attacks and many people trying to prove that it was made up and that Joseph Smith wasn't a prophet and didn't translate anything. What I really appreciate about this book, is that a leader in The Church gives examples of proof that it wasn't made up, that Joseph Smith DID translate the Book of Mormon and how we can use the power of that knowledge to increase our testimony and live our lives faithfully. I really really liked this book!
It was awesome to find out the real location of Hill Cumorah!!! I won't ruin it for you, but you may be surprised. I'm headed to upstate NY with my metal detector this summer!
I gave one copy to Jack Welch who is cited in the book, another to Neal Rappleye (also cited), and a third to the library at Book of Mormon Central (frequently cited). Two went to friends and one to my personal library. I am headed down to buy more copies for family members. The Book of Mormon is that important and Elder Callister's book is that good.
Callister has a gift for eloquent writing that touches the soul. It was a great remember to me of the power and divinity of the Book of Mormon!
I could not wait each day to return to this book. It was excellent! It flowed in a very logical and well-thought out manner.
Although Brother Callister shared many physical and intellectual evidences of the Book of Mormon - he continually emphasized the primary evidence has to be spiritual. Otherwise our foundation is on the sand rather than the rock.
An excellent book that would help anyone with an open mind gain a testimony or strengthen his or her testimony. Well written and well researched.. this book will bring the spirit of Christ into an open and inquiring mind. It touches the heartstrings.