Thursday, June 4, 2009

A couple of Book of Mormon writings

A couple of events in the news this week made me think of three important defenses of the Book of Mormon, that I wish to recommend:

Orson Scott Card.

Hugh Nibley's response to Faun Brodie 

Terryl Given's book -- more a history than a defense -- is another I recommend.

As a journalist, I am moved by the quality of the stories in the Book of Mormon -- they are dense but very good and very memorable stories because the human conflict in them is deep and real.  The book is stunning.

Lastly, and most importantly, recent critics of the Book of Mormon neglect entirely the Mormon argument.  Ask God, and he will manifest the truth of it unto you, if you ask in faith.

I have received my answer -- in many ways and in many times. 

The book is true. I marvel at it every day.

1 comment:

  1. Where is the Physical evidence? I know of no valid artifacts or early manuscripts... It confuses me...