The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ by AnonymousThis book is much more entertaining if you read it as a historical novel rather than trying to read it as a religious text. Honestly, because of the sheer volume of anachronistic errors contained in Joseph Smiths book, even trying to read it as a novel is taxing.
The Book of Mormon is set in North America in the first century. Before I get flamed I would like to point out three of the more glaring anachronistic errors:
1) Horses (actually brought to the Americas by Europeans hundreds of years later)
2) Wheat (actually brought to the Americas by Europeans hundreds of years later)
3) The book of Mormon claims the existence of over 150 first century cities (not towns or villages or settlements but cities) in North America. No evidence has EVER been found to substantiate the existence of even ONE of these cities.
There are also major battles recorded in the Book of Mormon and, again, NO evidence has EVER been found to substantiate even ONE of those battles. This book is probably most correctly classified as Science Fiction/Fantasy.
Scripture Reading Charts
Dave and I were both busy yesterday getting church things ready for the new year. Still working on it. Anyway, as we were both working, I mentioned how fun it would be to set a goal to read the whole Book of Mormon as a family during The Sunday School curriculum is the Book of Mormon this year, and the primary kids are also learning about scriptures. I decided that this year would be perfect to reinforce that at home as well. So, I picked up my phone and did a quick Pinterest search for a printable reading schedule.
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The commandment to study scripture daily has not changed. The ways we can study scripture have changed exponentially, especially with digital tools. If you have not tried some of these new tools, it is time you did. Like any tool, it may or may not be useful for where you are right now. However, they have the ability to expand and enrich your scripture study in interesting ways. You are never done studying scriptures.