The Book of Mormon Paintings of Minerva Teichert
(BYU Studies, 2007), by John W. Welch and Doris R. Dant, is a softcover book containing the complete series of Teichert's Book of Mormon murals. One hundred color plates tell the story Teichert felt inspired to share through her painting. The book contains an overview of Teichert's mural techniques and personal motivations, along with scriptures, captions, and excerpts from her letters. Available at the Maxwell Institute Web site (maxwellinstitute.byu.edu).
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
(Maxwell Institute, vol. 15, no. 2, 2006) provides an up-to-date discussion of the correspondence between Nephi's account and the real-world setting of the trip that he and his family took through ancient Arabia. The authors of the main articles in this issue have pursued this topic further than anyone before them, drawing on scripture and other written records as well as personally exploring areas of the Arabian Peninsula. Available at the Maxwell Institute Web site (maxwellinstitute.byu.edu).
(BYU Studies, vol. 46, no. 1, 2007) includes articles on World War I, pandemic flu, and D&C 138; the Mormon outmigration of the 20th century; a Civil War—era letter written to Brigham Young; and several book reviews including a review of Douglas Robinson's recent publication Who Translates? which analyzes the task of translation and uses Joseph Smith as a case study. This number also includes an interview with poet Dixie Partridge and features some of her work. Available at the BYU Studies Web site (byustudies.byu.edu).
The new BYU Studies special issue on "Mormons and Film" (vol. 46, no. 2) is now available. This double-length issue features a history of Mormon cinema from 1898 to the present and several fascinating articles that examine LDS involvement in film from cultural, economic, historical, ethical, and aesthetic angles. For information about how to subscribe or how to obtain a copy of this special issue, visit the BYU Studies Web site (byustudies.byu.edu).