Liken the Scriptures: Nephi and Laban
Nephi and Laban (formally titled "I Will Go and Do") is Episode 1 in the "Liken the Scriptures" series
Treat your family to what is being called "a marvelous adventure" (Joan Peterson, Sounds of the Sabbath, KOSY-FM 106.5, Salt Lake City) with "I Will Go and Do," the first in a series of live-action movie musicals based on scripture stories, including those from the Book of Mormon.
In this episode, young Spencer (Garrett Summers) has a hard time paying attention in Primary. Fortunately, his teacher, Sister Larsen (Joy Gardner, "The Testaments"), knows just what Spencer needs in order to make the scripture stories exciting, and all it takes is a little imagination. But not even Sister Larsen can predict the amazing outcome of Spencer's imagination, where the story he's learning about turns into a fun, yet heart-warming, musical production. Cast also includes Larry Bagby (Disney's "Hocus Pocus," "Saints and Soldiers") as Laman, Merrill Dodge ("The R.M.") as Laban, and introduces Jared M. Young as Nephi. Your whole family will enjoy watching Nephi and his brothers as they return to Jerusalem to try to get the plates of brass from the fierce Laban.
"Don't be fooled by the child-centric premise of the story," says Thomas Baggaley, of Meridian Magazine. "Adults can enjoy it too — and in fact, that is one of its real successes."
Lyrics and music by LDS recording artist and producer Aaron Edson (whose CD, "Wondering," is also available at Deseret Book), "I Will Go and Do" was produced by One South Studios, Pasadena, California. The production was shot on two 24-frame, high-definition cameras to achieve high production values sure to be appreciated by today's media-savvy LDS families.
Available on DVD and VHS.Released: September 2003
Length: 45 minutes
- SKU: 3141982
- SKU: 4910965
By Tom, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Our family enjoyed 'Liken the Scriptures' very much.
By jennifer, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I laugh and cry EVERY time I watch this! It has been such a hit with our whole family, even Daddy loves it! I love it when my 3 and 5 year old hear 'I will go and do' in sacrament meeting and yell out 'Hey Mom! He's reading Nephi!' Lots of fun, yet extreemly touching and spiritually uplifting.
By Marie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Great movie. The whole family loves it. I still laugh and cry after watching it enough to have it memorized! All my children, ages 10-1 (and my husband) love it, and will sing and dance with it. Can't wait to get the next one in September.