Book of Mormon in 60 Seconds Via Business Insider

With Mormonism reaching peak interest among mainstream media, Grace Wyler, a political reporter for Business Insider, decided to make the trip to upstate New York, and see the much acclaimed Hill Cumorah Pageant presented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) -- where members believe that the record, also known as the golden plates, of the  Book of Mormon, were buried, and ultimately dug up by the Prophet, Joseph Smith -- under the direction of the angel Moroni. As fantastical as this all sounds to those outside of the LDS Church, nonetheless, this is what Mormonism teaches, in regard to how we have the Book of Mormon today.

With this understanding of how Mormons' believe the Book of Mormon came into our hands, it's no wonder that those outside of our faith would be somewhat interested, or at the very least curious, in the opportunity to learn more about this sacred text that the LDS Church holds in equal esteem to the Bible.

I love how Wyler decided to share her experience with her readers on Business Insider. She points out that although the majority of the audience are members of the Mormon faith, the actual script of the Hill Cumorah Pageant is written for non-members. Wyler returned from her Hill Cumorah Pageant experience with a great selection of photographs, depicting key scenes from the play, that tells the story of the Book of Mormon. She shared these pictures with her readers, including simple captions to help them briefly understand the content of the Book of Mormon --  in only minutes. Frankly, she did a brilliant job. So great, that I decided to share it and encourage you to do likewise. And surprisingly, she got most everything spot on! 

Head over to see this great photo presentation of the Book of Mormon in approximately 60 seconds: 

I don't know about you, but I can think of quite a few ways to use this Book of Mormon guide -- beginning with my grandchildren!

I was fortunate to see the Hill Cumorah Pageant, for the first time, just a few years ago. The night we attended we got completely drenched. I figured that many would leave because of the rain. But no. We all stayed, and even in such adverse circumstances, and perhaps because of it, my own testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Prophet, Joseph Smith, were strengthened. Member or non-member, there's really no denying the powerful Spirit that attends this tremendous effort to share the gospel and strengthen testimonies.

Kathryn Skaggs


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