The New Testament writers were acquainted with the Savior’s teachings and his perfect example. As apostles and messengers of the Lord, they were appointed by God to teach the truths of His doctrine and to testify that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God.
These authors used different approaches to write about the life of Jesus. John wrote primarily about the last week of Christ’s mortal ministry, while Matthew included many references to Old Testament prophecies which he applied to the life of our Savior. Luke emphasized that Jesus felt compassion towards and came to heal the poor and downtrodden. Mark wrote a short account emphasizing Christ’s power as a Savior. The combination of these accounts gives us a broader understanding and knowledge of Jesus Christ and the events that transpired in His ministry.
The Life of the Savior was compiled to provide a continuous, fluid reading of the four Gospel accounts while including any modern scripture, as revealed by the Prophet Joseph Smith, that refers to and clarifies the Savior’s life. The result is a commentary-free, scriptural account that paints a vivid and insightful picture of Jesus Christ.
We love this book! It's a marvelous and indispensable resource in our family's gospel study of the New Testament. We use it hand-in-hand with the new "Come, Follow Me" study guide for individuals and families. It has opened up the scriptures in a new way to us, giving us a greater depth of understanding of the Savior's ministry and teachings.
This work presents a wonderful way to read the various Testimonies of Christ in one book. Those behind this book have done such a good job that I expect it to be in homes and store shelves far into the future.
the most inspiring way I've ever studied the life of my Savior. Ever. I have bought so many copies of this, and had people's names engraved on the cover and given it as gifts and I will do this for the rest of my life. In addition to having BOMS in my car, I always want to have at least 10 copies of this to give out whenever I can. The best book you will ever spend money on. Absolutely priceless.
I have read this and now have a greater understanding of the Savior's mortal mission than I have had in a long time. I loved that it contains the not just the four gospels, but the JST and other scriptures all integrated into on chronological account. I can't wait until there is an Epub version so I can read it on my Sony Reader as well. Please get an epub put out ASAP.