I regularly read an impressive blog by a young talented mother Jocelyn of three little ones who lives in Pennsylvania. She would have been my niece except I divorced her uncle-my first husband but through blogging we have gotten better acquainted. Yesterday on her blog she challenged her readers to read the complete Book of Mormon as a gift to self and to the Savior before Easter this year April 24, 2011. By reading five pages a day this can be done easily.
Having read the book before several times, I decided to take the challenge because each time I read this book or any scriptures I am more than well paid. Right now in my church's Sunday School classes we are studying the New Testament and I thoroughly enjoy the bible learning more about Jesus Christ.
Perhaps you'd like to find out more about this mostly unknown Book of Mormon that gives us members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints our nickname Mormons. I enjoy reading it online because my eyesight isn't as sharp as it used to be. It's also available in audio recordings. It's the account of a group of Israelites who were warned of God about 600 BC to flee Jerusalem because it was going to be destroyed and the people carried off by the Babylonians.
The book begins with Lehi a prophet who is told to leave Jerusalem and take his family into the desert by the Red Sea. They camped in tents and eventually build a boat and crossed the ocean to settle in the Americas to become the ancestors of the modern South American peoples. It's a fascinating account that tells of the coming of Christ to visit them after his death and becomes a second witness of the Savior along with the Bible. (Artwork by Arnold Friberg.)