You are here

News
The cover of The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents Volume 9
A new volume of the Joseph Smith Papers Project has been published and is available for purchase from Deseret Book and other online retailers. Documents, Volume 9: December 1841–April 1842 , edited by Alex D. Smith, Christian K. Heimburger, and Christopher James Blythe, includes important documents and papers from the Prophet Joseph Smith that signify the many evolving roles the Prophet...
Screens of the new ScripturePlus app by Book of Mormon Central
Book of Mormon Central is pleased to announced the release of our brand new app, ScripturePlus , on iOS. ScripturePlus offers an expansive array of Latter-day Saint scripture resources at your fingertips to get the most out of your precious scripture study time. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are increasingly using mobile devices to interact with the world around them...
The Lord visits Lehi in vision and commands him to leave Jerusalem. Image via Churchofjesuschrist.org
The Book of Mormon Videos. Image via Churchofjesuschrist.org
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially released the first episode in their four-season series Book of Mormon Videos . This series will tell the story of the Book of Mormon through captivating visuals and engaging story telling. Season 1 recounts Lehi's journey to the Promised Land with his family, in addition to all the material through the book of Enos. One video will be...
A family prays after hearing King Benjamin teach. © 2019 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
After several years of preparation and production, the Church took off the wraps on September 3 rd from its new series of dramatic videos based on various stories in the Book of Mormon . At a long-awaited Media Day, reporters, photographers, TV news crews and writers representing media from the Provo Herald to the New York Times were invited to the Church’s Motion Picture...
Cover of the Joseph Smith Papers Documents volume 8
A new volume of the Joseph Smith Papers has been published by the Church Historian’s Press. The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 8: February–November 1841 is the latest volume in the documents series , which “present[s] in chronological order with historical introductions and annotation most of the extant (or surviving) documents owned, created, or authorized by [Joseph] Smith.”...
Book cover of The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation
Some of the Savior’s most memorable teachings, as recorded in the gospels, were given as parables. These simple stories were effective teaching tools because of how they made gospel principles relatable to first century Galilean farmers, and they remain beloved today, nearly 2000 years later, precisely because stories like the Prodigal Son or the Good Samaritan continue to resonate with the lived...
2019 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest and Conference
For the fourth year in a row, Book of Mormon Central is hosting an art contest intended to encourage artists to illuminate stories, themes, and heroes from the Book of Mormon. This year’s deadline for submissions is June 30, 2019 . As in previous years, cash prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third place submissions, as decided by a panel of independent judges. Many other...
The First Vision, by Del Parson. Image via churchofjesuschrist.org
Because God has eternal divine attributes, it may be tempting to view each of His revelations as eternally binding and each of His commandments as an unalterable decree. While such a view might seem to make sense, it is inconsistent with what the scriptures teach about revelation. The following summaries provide helpful insights, specifically from the Book of Mormon, about why God sometimes gives...
Book cover of The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation
Book of Mormon Central had the opportunity to sit down with authors John W. Welch and Jeannie S. Welch to discuss their new book The Parables of Jesus: Revealing the Plan of Salvation . See below to watch Jonathon Riley interview John and Jeannie Welch about why they wrote this beautiful book. These parables can help readers draw closer to Christ during this year's Come Follow Me...
Image of Eric D. Huntsman presenting. Photo by Madeline Mortensen, BYU via KUER.
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the BYU New Testament Commentary committee put on a conference called, “In the Beginning Were the Words: A Closer Look at Key New Testament Terms.” The conference was held in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni Center at BYU in Provo, Utah. The free conference was held from 9 AM to 4 PM and featured presentations by many of BYU’s best New Testament scholars. Eric D...