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See our new page with recommendations of books that can be helpful while studying the New Testament using the Come, Follow Me curriculum during 2019 or at any other time. Several of our authors and experts have provided the reference books they use or would recommend to aid in personal or family study. And we have included links to Amazon (actually AmazonSmile) and other online sources for printed copies of each book, as well as eBook/ePub/Kindle versions when available.
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The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 7, Taking the Gospel to the “Ends of the Earth”
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference, I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the...read more
Abstract: The drought recorded in Helaman 11 is probably the only dated, climate-related event in the entire Book of Mormon that could have left a "signature" detectable over 2,000 years after it occurred. Typical methods to detect this kind of event using...read more
Review of Thomas A. Wayment, trans., The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints: A Study Bible (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2018). $29.99 print. $17.00 digital. 491 pp. In a sermon delivered in Salt Lake City, Utah on...read more
The Church in the DR Congo: A Personal Perspective: Part 6, Building from Centers of Strength — Wagenya
In a presentation at the 2018 FairMormon Conference,[i] I shared stories of some of the faithful Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa). In this series of presentations, I would like to speak from a more personal perspective, reflecting on the...read more
Abstract: When Orson Scott Card wrote "The Book of Mormon: Artifact or Artifice?" in 1993, he applied keen skills as an author of fiction to help readers understand how to detect the many hidden assumptions an author brings into a text. Subtle details such as the...read more
Abstract: The story of Joseph Smith retrieving gold plates from a stone box on a hillside in upstate New York and translating them into the foundational text of the Restoration is well known among Latter-day Saints. While countless retellings have examined these...read more
Laura Harris Hales interviews Dr. Thomas A. Wayment about modern Bible translations and the lasting heritage of the King James Bible.read more
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