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Suggestions to the Reader of the Book of Mormon

TitleSuggestions to the Reader of the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1888
AuthorsRoberts, B.H.
MagazineThe Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number35
Date Published27 August 1888
KeywordsBook of Mormon; Large Plates of Nephi; Moroni's Promise; Plates of Moroni; Plates of Nephi; Small Plates of Nephi; Testimony

Roberts suggests that the reader remember that the Book of Mormon is an abridgment of records of a more extensive nature. The first one hundred fifty-seven pages, however, are the writings of Nephi and were inserted just as they came from the hand of Nephi and those kings who followed him. The latter part of the book was the work of Moroni, Mormon’s son. The book must be read with real desire and a prayerful heart. The Holy Ghost will attend and confirm the divine origin of the book, but not in an imposing way—the reader must ask.