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|Title||With Real Intent: Loving the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Faulconer, James E.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||1 Nephi; Conversion; Testimony|
Faulconer discusses the evolution of his testimony of the Book of Mormon; years passed before he recognized the importance of that book to his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After reading an article explaining the tree of life that is written about in 1 Nephi, he gained a deeper understanding of the purpose of the Book of Mormon—that the book prepares members of the church to enter into covenants with God in the temple and explains what those covenants are. In addition to that objective, the book testifies of and brings people to Jesus Christ.
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