Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is an ancient record that was translated by the prophet Joseph Smith from the gold plates he was directed to by the angel Moroni. The book tells the account of the prophet Lehi who fed Jerusalem just before the city’s destruction in 600B.C. Lehi was given a Liahona or compass of curious workmanship to direct him in his travels.
The ancient Book of Mormon prophet Enos recounts how he went into the forest to hunt but ended up reflecting on all his father had taught him of God. He prayed for days and sincerely repented of his sins. His faith continued in prayers for his family and others. This painting was featured in the New Era publication October 2010
When Captain Moroni saw the Nephites were about to loose their freedom, he made a call for men to join him. He rent his coat and wrote:In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children — and he fastened it upon the end of the pole. (Alma 46:12)The people responded and rent their coats in token as a covenant that they would not forsake the Lord their God. (Alma 46:21)