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What is the Book of Mormon About?
Watch and Learn
If you’ve ever been curious about the Book of Mormon, the new Book of Mormon Video series is a great way to learn more. Based on the cherished book of scripture that’s inspired millions of readers since it was first published in 1830, the series tells the amazing true story of a family that is led by God to leave ancient Jerusalem and travel to a new promised land. Along the way, they learn about Jesus Christ and find new strength to deal with new challenges.
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The Lord brings hope and joy to the prophet Lehi and his family as they travel through the wilderness, sail the ocean, and reach a new promised land.
Lehi Counsels with His Family
The Lord warns Lehi to take his family and leave Jerusalem before wicked people take his life. But leaving behind their home and all they own will not be easy. How will his family react to this startling news?
Into the Wilderness
Leaving all that they’ve known behind, Lehi and his family begin their journey into the wilderness.
I Will Go and Do
Lehi asks his son Nephi to return to Jerusalem and bring back sacred records. But it won’t be easy. Nephi has a choice to make.
The Lord Provides a Way
After multiple failed attempts to retrieve the records from Laban, a powerful and dangerous man in Jerusalem, the Lord provides a way for Nephi to complete his quest.
Nephi Obtains the Record
Disguised as Laban, Nephi finally gets the record and returns to his family in the wilderness.
Lehi Testifies of Scriptures
When Nephi and his brothers return to the wilderness, Lehi is overjoyed. He tells his family the importance of the scriptures and why they were worth the trouble.
Vision of the Tree of Life
Lehi has a powerful vision centered around a wondrous “tree of life.” But what does it represent for him and his family?
The Lord Provides the Liahona
Lehi’s family is joined by another family from Jerusalem and set off on the next leg of their journey. To help them find their way, the Lord gives Lehi a miraculous compass.
Nephi Exercises Faith to Obtain Food
Deep in the wilderness, Nephi’s hunting bow breaks. Tensions run high as the family’s very survival is threatened. But Nephi refuses to give in to anger or despair.
Land of Bountiful
After eight years in the wilderness, Lehi's family arrives at a land by the sea. They call the land "Bountiful" because of its abundance of fruit and wild honey, but it turns out they won’t be staying long..
Nephi Builds a Ship
Nephi hears the voice of the Lord asking him to come up to a nearby mountain. There Nephi prays, and the Lord gives him a startling commandment. Nephi is to build a ship.
Lehi's Family Sets Sail
Lehi's family sails to the promised land. Nephi’s brothers Laman and Lemuel become angry with Nephi and take him prisoner. As Nephi is bound captive, a raging storm threatens to sink their ship.
The Promised Land
After sailing for many days and enduring many hardships, Lehi's family finally arrives at the promised land. But will they stick together, or will divisions drive them apart?
Learn more about the family in the Book of Mormon
Nephi was a righteous son of Lehi and Sariah. He was the youngest of his brothers when they left Jerusalem. He had strong faith in the word of God and became a great prophet and leader of his people.
Lehi was a Hebrew prophet who fled with his family and followers from Jerusalem to a promised land in the western hemisphere about 600 BC.
Laman was the oldest son of Lehi and Sariah and the oldest brother of Nephi. Laman and his brother Lemuel often complained against their father and rebelled.
Lemuel was the second oldest son of Lehi and Sariah. He joined with Laman to oppose Nephi, their younger brother.
Sam was the third son of Lehi and was a just and holy man who chose to follow the Lord.
Sariah was the wife of Lehi and the mother of Laman, Lemuel, Sam, Nephi, Jacob, Joseph and daughters.
Ishmael and his family joined Lehi’s family in their journey to the promised land. Many daughters of Ishmael married sons of Lehi.
Feel the Power in Every Page
Just like the power of the Bible could never be fully captured in a movie, the Book of Mormon’s true impact comes from reading the actual book of scripture. As you use this video series to visualize the events in the Book of Mormon, we encourage you to experience the life-changing beauty of the actual text with your very own copy of The Book of Mormon.