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The Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price Paperback – January 1, 1981


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1310 pages
  • Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592975038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592975037
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It will change your life and is truly another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Allison Bailey
These scriptures are a companion to the Bible and clarify and complete some of the doctrine of the Bible.
Norma Peterson
So how can one say by reading one book that they know all there is to know about the truth.
Donald Vincent Campbell

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Moody on March 29, 2014
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A great buy at any price, a wonderful use of modern technology :) It's also handy to have on your kindle at church
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bev lambert on March 20, 2014
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My husband and I are presently serving as missionaries for the Church to which these scripture pertain. I never tire of reading the words of God and especially downloading them to my reader so that they are readily available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By crowhunter34 on March 31, 2014
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This book will change your life. It is well worth the money to purchase this book. Without a doubt it is true and worth every second that it takes to read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie B. on March 21, 2014
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easy for me to take to church than the paper one it just was a good book you won't want to put it down
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry Richins on March 19, 2014
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Book about Christians in the western world beginning in Jerusalem and ending by writings being deposited in Hill Camorah in upstate New York.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Thomas on April 29, 2014
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This post is not just for anyone thinking about joining this church or reading the Book of Mormon, but it's mostly for these preposterous five-star reviewers of this particular version of the Book of Mormon and its accoutrements. Please, I invite each of you to peruse these comments and you'll see that most of them are one to two lines in length. What is it with you people? The lot of you rush to post your inane and pointless reviews just to ensure that each new Mormon product on Amazon is flush with a full compliment of five-star reviews. This obvious form of self-puffery might make one feel better but it does not, in any way, make this religion true. From where I sit, Mormons seem so desperate to be accepted as being part of Christianity but its doctrines are too divergent. Please do not misunderstand me as I think all religions are poisonous to the mind but this one is particularly lethal.

The simple fact that the Mormon Church is growing rapidly is not, as one might assert, a testament to its truth but rather evidence to the simpleness of many people. The fact that Mormons feel it necessary to post these reviews is itself quite telling for one doesn't even see this with the "fundies" and the Bible reviews. If it walks like a cult and talks like a cult then, indeed, it must be a cult.

According to the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites are members of a historically dark-skinned nation of indigenous Americans that occasionally battled with the historically light-skinned Nephite nation. Firstly, this belief is clearly false for it has been proved that there isn't any genetic link between Native Americans and people from the Middle East.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 18, 2013
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Read this book and pray to see if it is true. I am so thankful the gospel is in my life. I testify of the many blessings that come from reading the scriptures every day.
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41 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Ashtar Command on November 7, 2009
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This volume contains the three standard works of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church.

Most people have heard about the Book of Mormon, published in 1830 by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church. It's supposedly a translation of an ancient document engraved on golden plates, a document which Smith claimed to have found at Hill Cumorah in Upstate New York. Nobody has seen the original, except eleven supporters of Smith known as the Three Witnesses and the Eight Witnesses. The story of how the Book of Mormon was found and translated has overt supernatural elements, and must be considered bogus. In reality, Smith wrote the book all by himself. Still, it's a relatively interesting read.

The Book of Mormon is a kind of "alternative Bible". The plot is set in pre-Columbian America, and the main protagonists are the White, fair and godly Nephites and the dark-skinned, sinful and cursed Lamanites. Both are of Israelite stock. Eventually, Jesus Christ himself appears in America and creates a church, uniting both Nephites and Lamanites. However, the people eventually split again, and in a final battle the Lamanites exterminate the Nephites. The last Nephite, Moroni, hides the gold plates at Cumorah, where Joseph Smith finds them centuries later.

Of course, there is absolutely no evidence of this story. The Lamanites are supposedly the ancestors of the American Indians, but genetic tests reveal no Semitic genes among them. Nor have archaeologists discovered an advanced White Israelite civilization anywhere in America. Joseph Smith simply reworked the Biblical stories and gave them a more intriguing American setting.
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