FIRST SLIDE SHOW COMPLETED
"I think we've got it," reported Kirk Magleby last week. After several hundred hours of work and three trips back to the sound stage to record the polished script, "Lands of the Book of Mormon" with 113 exquisite slides and a 22 minute cassette soundtrack is now ready for distribution. Nearly 50 sets have already been purchased and delivered.
Produced for the foundation by internationally-known photographer Floyd Holdman, the show brings together outstanding scholarship and superb artistry as it addresses the question: "Where did the events of the Book of Mormon take place?" In addition to Floyd Holdman slides were donated by 15 fine photographers including LaMar C. Berrett, Paul R. Cheesman and Lynn Hilton. Lavina Fielding Anderson, Kirk A. Magleby, V. Garth Norman, Stephen D. Ricks, John L. Sorenson, Bruce W. Warren and John W. Welch collaborated on the script. Dozens of reviewers, including those attending the F.A.R.M.S. open house at the Church Education System Symposium in August, viewed preliminary versions of the show. Their suggestions helped improve the final product. A hearty thanks to the entire production team!
How can you order a set? Just return the enclosed order form with $32.00 — which includes postage. Obviously, there's no profit built into this price.
What do you get? 113 slides, a 22 minute professionally narrated soundtrack, an attractive case, and a list precisely identifying each photograph. Statements made in the show are documented in a footnoted, annotated version of the script that is also available to you separately as a F.A.R.M.S. Preliminary Report.
This slide show focuses on the lands and places of the Book of Mormon as far as they can be presently identified. It guides you on a trip from Jerusalem through the Arabian Peninsula to Mesoamerica — with stunning precision and thought-provoking correlations with the scriptural text. Future slide shows already on the drawing boards will explore archaeological artifacts and cultural aspects of the ancient Near East and of the Pre-Columbian New World as they relate to the Book of Mormon.
Comments from people who have seen "Lands of the Book of Mormon" are:
"The Book of Mormon story took place somewhere in the Americas. This is an exciting, well photographed presentation of sites where this epic possibly took place."
|Dr. Paul R. Cheesman, Provo, UT|
"I can't tell you how much we appreciate your slides. Everyone found them very interesting. They are well done. We had occasion to show them again this weekend to a Church group."
|Mrs. Reuel Cameron, Chico, CA|
"This is certainly one of the finest media productions ever done on the Book of Mormon. It is refreshing to see good, objective scholarship presented in a professional way. I intend to use it in my classes."
|Michael D. Adair, SLC, UT|