AN APPROACH TO THE BOOK OF MORMON: VOLUME 6 IN THE NIBLEY COLLECTED WORKS IS PUBLISHED
An Approach to the Book of Mormon was first published by the Council of the Twelve Apostles to be used as the course of study for the Melchizedek Priesthood quorums in 1957. The Foreword assured that "everyone who reads this manual will find new material in it," information "of vital importance" and "important vision." Joseph Fielding Smith stated, "It will appeal to every sincere student and should be studied by every member of the church."
Thus, it is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the third edition of this book which has remained highly popular over the years. It is one of the best books ever written about the Book of Mormon.
In this book Nibley treats the Nephite record more broadly than in his other two volumes about the Book of Mormon, "in a world setting," reflecting conditions in Israel and around the eastern Mediterranean, especially at the time of Lehi. It also draws powerful moral lessons from the truths contained in the scripture. For these reasons, many consider this work to be Nibley's most relevant and poignant assessment of the Book of Mormon.
Intriguing portions of the book are titled "Lehi's World," "Lehi as a Representative Man," "The Doomed City," "Politics in Jerusalem," "Qumran and the Waters of Mormon," "A Strange Order of Battle," "Lehi the Poet: A Desert Idyll," "Ties Between the Old World and the New," "A Lost and a Fallen People," and "The Nature of Book of Mormon Society." Copious footnotes enrich the text, and as the Foreward to the first edition encouraged, "should not be neglected."
This book belongs on everyone's bookshelf. As Joseph Fielding Smith said, "It is to be hoped that all the brethren holding the Melchizedek Priesthood will . . . take a deep interest in these lessons."
See the attached Order Form for information about the F.A.R.M.S. Spring Book Sale. Order soon to take advantage of the best prices available on this and other volumes about the Book of Mormon.