As Mormon edited the Book of Mormon, he must have had a map in his mind of the places and physical features that were setting the events described in that book. John L. Sorenson attempts to reconstruct that mental map — "Mormon's Map" — using information in the text.
Mormon's Map answers such general questions as, "What is the overall shape of the Book of Mormon lands?" And "What can we learn about distances and directions?" It also answers more specific questions like, "How was geography central to the defeat of the robbers of Giddianhi?"
Mormon's Map gives a model that we can apply to stories from the record, shedding a new light on the influence of geography on Nephite history, increasing our understanding of that book and its characters, and making events and places more concrete in our minds.
By John, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is a great resource for helping to visualize the physical "lay of the land" of the Book of Mormon.
By James, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Sorenson's work is the best I've yet read on Book of Mormon geography. This is NOT a book of archeaology or consideration of placement of cities in modern meso-america. It is, however, a fantastic and exhaustive examination of what the Book of Mormon itself says about it's own geography. This is by far the best treatment of the subject I have ever read (truth be told, very few books actually examine what the Book of Mormon says about itself but rather try to match the book to existing sites). The information is well presented and referenced. EXCEPTIONAL! I will never read the Book of Mormon the same way again!