Your children will love Book of Mormon Stories with 448 pages of colorful pictures. Many important lessons are taught in words your children will understand. The storybook is available on kindle, or you can order a hardcover copy. You can also read the entire book by watching our read aloud videos. Make sure to subscribe to the Picture Books for Children YouTube channel, so you’ll be notified when new videos are added to the library.
When I was young, my mom read Illustrated Stories from the Book of Mormon to me. It was a 16 volume set of big blue books. As I looked at the pictures, I loved sitting by my mom and hearing her tell me Book of Mormon stories. This is where I learned to love the stories of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon has changed my life. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think about something that I’ve learned from the Book of Mormon.
Enjoy Chapter One of Book of Mormon Stories!
When looking for resources to teach our children, I found so many fantastic Bible stories for children, but I couldn’t find a lot of Book of Mormon stories for children. One of the books I bought for our children was The Young Reader’s Bible. The little girls loved the book. A friend and I were talking about all of our favorite Bible story books, and we got excited about the thought of making a simplified Book of Mormon for our young readers.
We started the project by reading the Book of Mormon and simplifying each page down to about four or five sentences. We did our best to give every page in the Book of Mormon equal space. Which means, we didn’t give more attention to the storyline and less attention to the prophecies, revelations, visions, principles, and doctrine.
The book has been edited multiple times by many people. We want to thank all of our friends who edited the chapters and gave helpful feedback. We wanted the book to be readable, but we also wanted it to accurately present the message written in the Book of Mormon.
Our daughter Emily drew the pictures in photoshop. It was a great medium for this project because almost all of the pictures had to be changed, modified, and adjusted before the Book of Mormon Stories project was completed. To make the pictures appealing to children, Emily kept the images simple and the colors bright.
It is so much more fun to listen to a child read a child’s book, so we’ve been recording our kindergartener as she reads each story. Your children will enjoy looking at the pictures and reading along with Belinda. You’ll find all of the Book of Mormon Stories in our read along library and on YouTube.
There are many denominations of Mormonism who use different versions of the Book of Mormon. Book of Mormon Stories is for everyone who believes in the Book of Mormon. So, which version do we use? We chose to reference the version that is universal to all sects of Mormonism. The 1840 edition was the last edition edited by the prophet translator, Joseph Smith Jr. This is the version you’ll see referenced in the table of contents and in the heading under each chapter title. You’ll find facsimiles and a printable copy of the 1840 Book of Mormon on the Words of Eternal Life Website.
Joseph told the brethren that “The Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” We hope this book will be a valuable resource as you teach your children.
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