From the moment a fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith decided to enter a grove of trees near his home to pray to the Lord about which church he should join, the stage was set for the eventual translation and publication of the Book of Mormon. In How We Got the Book of Mormon, authors Richard Turley and William Slaughter recount in words and pictures the trials, setbacks, and eventual successes that have led to more than 150 million copies printed over the lifetime of the book.
Beginning with Joseph Smith's initial visit from the angel Moroni, How We Got the Book of Mormon marks each major step in the production of the Book of Mormon, from its translation to the difficulties Joseph Smith and his followers had finding its first printer, then on to each major edition, detailing the changes and refinements that each edition brought to the book.
Photographs and other illustrations enhance the text, bringing history to life with portraits of the individuals involved, historical photographs of the locations under discussion, and scans of pages of the various editions of the Book of Mormon to illustrate how its presentation has changed over years. How We Got the Book of Mormon gives readers a unique look at the history of a unique book, the keystone of the Restoration.
- The Golden Plates
- The Translation
- The First Edition, 1830
- The Second Edition, 1837
- The Third Edition, 1840
- The First European Edition, 1841
- Chapter and Verse
- The 1920 Edition
- The 1981 Edition
- "The Keystone of Our Religion" Notes
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By Erik, Submitted on 2015-02-25
How we got the Book of Mormon is a very well written description of the history of the Book of Mormon. Richard E Turley Jr does a fantastic job describing the events surrounding the different editions and how the Book of Mormon has evolved over time. This book is very insightful and help to solidify my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I felt the author had multiple visual aids of documents throughout the book that helped to understand the Process of each edition.
By Toni, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book contains in-depth research bringing out uncommonly known facts about the coming into being, the Book of Mormon. Graciously summarizing history that would have taken the average person, like myself, years to find, facts that help me understand circumstances surrounding the obtaining,printing and distribution of the Book of Mormon I could not have retained in memory any other way than to have the facts summarized in such a beautiful book. Descriptive illustrations bring clarity to concepts I've never known about the Book of Mormon. Great job! Thank you!
By Brian, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I enjoyed reading How We Got the Book of Mormon. The text flows well and sources are well documented. I learned more about the history of the different editions. I also enjoyed the images included in the text. It is a very fast read and I read the entire book in a few hours on a Sunday morning. I would have also liked to read about other editions such as RLDS version 1908 edition. Chapters on publication in other languages would have also been helpful. This book focuses just on English editions. Perhaps these would be good topics for a second edition or a new text.