The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It contains historical records and spiritual writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. The writings were engraved on golden plates and compiled by the prophet-warrior Mormon. His son Moroni, one of the last surviving Nephites in the Nephite-Lamanite wars, buried the plates in the Hill Cumorah in present-day Manchester, New York.
The Book of Mormon was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith, who translated the gold plates by the power of God.
Great Things Written is a somewhat experimental project (the name comes the Words of Mormon). It's a #blogging of The Book of Mormon in chronological order. I hope it provides a refreshing new look for students of this inspired work.
Great Things Written includes the following features:
- Historical records within the Book of Mormon are reordered chronologically
- Editor's notes are added to share my thought process and are indicated with italic typesetting
- Text in bold typesetting relates to whatever commentary I provide in the Editor's notes.
- Descriptors and other clarifying text are blended within the original text and are indicated with [square brackets] and hyperlinks
- Certain sections are augmented with other sacred texts to fill in time gaps
Although The Book of Mormon, King James Version of the Holy Bible, The Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price are all in the public domain, Great Things Written utilizes the text found on ChurchofJesusChrist.org (a.k.a. LDS.org) to ensure correctness.
If there are any discrepancies in doctrine between my work in Great Things Written and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the error is mine.
This is a first draft of the about page. Check back for updates to this page and changes to the project.