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Friday, July 3, 2020

Review & Giveaway: Eleven Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Book of Mormon by Scot Facer Proctor

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing


This is the beginning of a little series that I’ve been working on for a long time that I’m calling: “The Eleven Things” series. This is the first one called: Eleven Things You Probably Didn’t Know about the Book of Mormon. I’ve found over nearly 20 years of teaching adult and young adult institute that many miss the hidden gems in the scriptures. They miss the details and many of the “ah-ha moments” that are densely packed into Holy Writ.

You will love this book.  It is a fun read. You'll have lots of ah-ha moments.  It will excite you to learn even more about the incomparable Book of Mormon.  You will learn things you've just never known before.

Generally, if you are purchasing this eBook, you’re a self-selected student of the scriptures and likely seasoned in the scriptures, or you’re a curious student of the gospel who just thirsts for learning and wants to know more, or you unabashedly have a high degree of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) so you want to be sure you are up to date on things you didn’t know.

My Review

I wasn't sure quite what to expect from this book, but it definitely delivered on the promises in the synopsis- I loved it, it was fun, I had lots of ah-ha moments, and it excited me to read more and learn more in The Book of Mormon. The author is an experienced teacher, and I feel like this was written in the manner that he probably teaches- with enthusiasm and some dad jokes sprinkled in ;) I was impressed with his knowledge and especially appreciated that he quoted and cited his sources. The connections with historical research, gospel and scriptural words, and modern day revelation made it a rich reading experience. I read it through in just a couple hours, and it lit a fire in me to be more consistent with and deepen my scripture study. (The first thing I'm going to do is begin to highlight all the passages where God the Father is directly speaking- at least 944 words!) The "11 things" range from the translation of The Book of Mormon, the people in its pages, the plates of brass, and revelations about our time. Tears streamed down my face as I read through the conclusion of the book- testimonies and promises about The Book of Mormon from eleven leaders and prophets who greatly influenced the author. I felt the spirit testify that their promises are true and that reading the scriptures will bring peace, protection, and innumerable blessings. Highly recommend to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are interested in gaining new and exciting insights into this familiar book of scripture.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)