|The Book of Mormon was written|
anciently on plates of gold
I love the Book of Mormon, too. I can't remember how many times I've read through it from cover to cover. I've read it at least 3 times through since President Hinckley's challenge in 2005 and countless times before that. (This is not bragging. If I were really on top of things I should have read it through 6 times since 2005!)
|One of our four teachers|
There are four teachers who take turns giving the lessons, and in addition to the Book of Mormon itself, we have a nice lesson manual taken from the Church Education System's Religion 121 class. It's a hefty manual, but full of insights into the book, its origins, structure and teachings.
The Book of Mormon is, like the Bible, a collection of writings of ancient prophets. It was translated from ancient texts and first published 181 years ago. To quote Michael Otterson's recent Washington Post article (see On Faith 9/13/11):
...since it was first published, the Book of Mormon has been praised and parodied, vaunted and vilified. To some it is an enigma. To others heresy. To those who have embraced it, it is a powerful, life-changing force - literally new scripture - that brings people to Jesus Christ.It's been a while since I took a class of any kind, so I was a little nervous about going to this class the first time, especially since I thought I wouldn't know anyone there. I was also worried about making it to La Mirada in the evenings as I often work late. As it turns out, my fears were groundless. I discovered at least three people I know attend this class, and I was easily able to make the 7:30 p.m. start time.
|One half of our class|
|Two lovely ladies from my ward, Dianne and Betty|
|Our class in action|
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|Our Course of Study|