Women of the Book of Mormon: Insights and Inspirations
An ideal gift to share with mothers, sisters, and friends, this refreshing and engaging book offers new insights into the temporal and spiritual lives of our ancient sisters.
Explore the lives, circumstances, and choices of women in the Book of Mormon in this uplifting and inspirational volume that illustrates the parallels between the lives of the women of the Book of Mormon and LDS women today. With new insights on practically every page, author Heather B. Moore explores the written and unwritten stories of the prominent women in the Book of Mormon — taking familiar material and providing vivid details about family dynamics, domestic practices, and other aspects of daily life. By applying historical and cultural contexts to the situations of women like Sariah, Abish, Eve, Mary, and the faithful mothers of the striplings warriors, you will peek beneath the surface of the scriptural accounts to better understand both the righteous women of the Book of Mormon — and the women who didn’t use their agency wisely.
By Michael, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I love things that make me expand my way of thinking. This book was one of those things. I have read the Book of Mormon a number of times, and I’m constantly amazed at the different things I find there. “Women of the Book of Mormon” opened me up to aspects of the Book of Mormon that I had not yet considered, especially cultural considerations that make the text more meaningful.
Once such example was the fact in Jewish society about the importance of sons and what they meant to a woman in that society. It was seen as a sort of status symbol, as childbearing was considered a woman’s primary function in the society. Sons were prized higher in that society because they stayed in the family instead of becoming part of someone else’s . In that context, it makes Sariah’s lament about losing all four of her sons at once to Laban’s clutches much more poignant.
The book is a very quick read and left me wanting to look further into the characters mentioned and to pay closer attention to them next time I read through. Each chapter not only goes into the background of the characters, but ties it in nicely with personal applications for the reader’s life. Each chapter is nicely accented with a full-color painting, many of which I was not yet familiar with, but all very tastefully done.
The book releases in April and I highly recommend you pick it up. Visit http://www.hbmoore.com/ to learn more about Heather’s award-winning writing and to order her books.
By Todd, Submitted on 2015-02-25
They were women who lived thousands of years ago. They spoke different languages, had different customs and undoubtedly faced challenges that the women of today can only imagine. But they have been brought back to life once more in H.B. Moore’s new non-fiction book Women of the Book of Mormon: Insights and Inspirations. And in writing of them, Moore teaches us an important truth: We are all daughters of our Heavenly Father and through His care we can overcome any challenge. Her well-crafted descriptions and in-depth research help us to see these women through their own unique experiences and to understand them better.
Destined to become a useful reference guide alongside other previously published Book of Mormon guides, Women of the Book of Mormon sheds new light on what have been the lesser-known characters of the Book of Mormon to remind us of the invaluable roles that these brave women played.
By Michele, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Heather Moore's fictional works centered around the stories of The Book of Mormon have always made the reader think more deeply about the people found there. Now she's turned her talent and research to this even more inspiring and introspective nonfiction work. Women of the Book of Mormon closely examines the lives, challenges, and spiritual triumphs of the oft overlooked women found in its pages. I was particularly touched by her insights into Sariah's and Mary's lives and found myself considering---and looking to their examples---how they handled the challenges they each faced. I would recommend this book to any individual or family as a companion reader when studying the Book of Mormon.