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The Sword of Laban and The Tree of Life (The Golden Plates, Volume One) Paperback – 2004

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Adaptation and art by Michael Allred. Colors by Laura Allred. Where the PAST reveals the FUTURE and PROVES that GOD EXISTS! The Breathtaking Adventure, Romance, Terror, Joy, and Power of THE BOOK OF MORMON Begins Here! Suggested U.S. retail value $7.99 with 64 full color pages. How do you follow X-folk, Bat-people, Madmen and Mutant Street Beatniks? Maybe look to the heavens? With The Golden Plates, Mike Allred begins his most ambitious project to date: adapting the entire Book of Mormon in a series of graphic novels! Most everyone has heard of the Book of Mormon, but what is it exactly? Simply stated, The Book of Mormon is a record of people who left Jerusalem in 600 BC through to their destruction in Central America in 400 AD. Prophets passed down the record of the intrigue, wars, and visions on thin metal plates, including the most controversial aspect of the record, the appearance and ministry of the resurrected Christ in the Americas. Did these amazing things really happen? What is in this book that has, according to US News and World Report, inspired the fastest growing Faith in the World? This is a good place to start finding out for yourself. The first volume is an extra big 64 page installment that follows the Prophet Lehi from Jerusalem, the establishment of the plates, and spectacular visions of the future including the great vision of Nephi. In addition to illustrating the events, Allred is including various archeological and anecdotal evidence at the end of each volume which will blow your mind!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: AAA POP (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976228203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976228202
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dmb on January 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is meant for a Mormon audience and those who are part of that audience will find this is a great way to get their kids excited about these stories. We have the first three volumes and hope that there will be many more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Drome on December 6, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a strong, faith-promoting interpretation of a sacred text. The visual metaphors are rich, and there's a deep level of reverence for the text being adapted. It obviously doesn't replace the scriptures. It's not trying to be the definitive and historically accurate visual companion to the Book of Mormon. It's beautiful and inspirational, however, and worth revisiting periodically. Love this series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jonny on March 11, 2011
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I was very pleased with this book. the pictures went very well with the story and they were drawn by a great artist(Micheal Allred). It's just a very neat book to have. get it while you can I can see these books being highly collectible. I definitely want them all!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kenya Starflight on October 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
As a Mormon myself, I wasn't offended at all when I saw that someone had chosen to adapt stories from the Book of Mormon into a graphic novel format -- the Bible has undergone similar treatment in the past, after all, and perhaps it would help kids relate better to that particular book of scripture. I do admit I was skeptical, however. Translating any medium to graphic novel format is always tricky, and adapting a book that millions of people hold very dear to their hearts would pose its own set of challenges. I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt, however, and picked it up at a local bookstore to browse.

While the book itself is very faithful to the source material -- perhaps too much so, but I'll come back to that -- the art style is very off-putting. I think this could have been handled better.

Most Mormons are familiar with the story, but as a brief summary for the uninitiated, "The Sword of Laban and the Tree of Life" follows a man named Lehi, a prophet of God who receives warning that Jerusalem is about to be attacked by the Babylonians. Following God's orders, Lehi takes his family, including his devout youngest son Nephi, into the wilderness. Nephi's older brothers complain and even openly rebel on a regular basis, but Nephi follows his father's orders unquestioningly. His faith in his father and in God will be put to the test, however, when God commands him to go back to Jerusalem and retrieve a valuable set of records... which is currently in the possession of a powerful, corrupt man named Laban. It will take all Nephi's faith and courage, as well as a little divine intervention, to complete the tasks God has set before him, and to escape Jerusalem alive.
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5 of 28 people found the following review helpful By coke drinking guy on December 15, 2012
Format: Paperback
Normally I don't worry about realism in graphic novels, but these were horrible. I don't know what source material they used, but the books kept claiming that they took place in ancient, Pre-Columbian America, but all the characters were clearly carrying metal swords and wearing metal armor. There has never been any evidence of any advanced metal work, anywhere in the Americas. Then there were the stupid names. Like Moroni, who fought at the Hill Cumoroh, which is a clear play on the Comoros Islands, whose capital is Moroni. Actually, I was pretty impressed that they pulled that out, because while Moroni was an important trade center in the 1830s, most Americans today don't even know the islands exist.
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