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Ammon Defending out of Love for a Brother

TitleAmmon Defending out of Love for a Brother
Publication TypeArtwork
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBronson, Sheridan
KeywordsAmmon (Son of King Mosiah); King Lamoni; King Lamoni's Father
In the verses leading up to Alma 20:20, Lamoni's father, the king of the Lamanites, is shocked and disappointed in his son's choices to support the Nephites, and grows so uncontrollably angry that he intends and attempts to strike and perhaps kill his son. After attempting to peacefully dissuade the king of his intent, Ammon uses his sword to defend Lamoni, his new brother in the gospel, from the king. His protective act begins a chain reaction of perspectives being shifted, leading to many Lamanites converting to the gospel. Ammon's strength and faith in the goodness of people are tender and inspiring to me, and I am encouraged by his actions to defend with love. 
Sheridan Bronson is an artist driven by a desire to recognize and share the beautiful and important things in life with those around her. She especially likes work focused on the small and simple things of the world and the exploration of character in people both real and fictional. Sheridan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from Brigham Young University and lives in South Jordan where she teaches piano lessons, creates artwork, and spends a lot of time learning new things. 
Submission to the 2020 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest.

Scripture Reference

Alma 20:20