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The Book Of Mormon: Selections Annotated & Explained (Skylight Illuminations) [Paperback]

By Jana Riess (Editor) & Phyllis Tickle (Foreward By)
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Pages   233
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2005
Publisher   Skylight Paths Publishing
ISBN  1594730768  
EAN  9781594730764  


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Item Description...

An inside look at the foundational sacred text of one of the world's youngest and fastest growing religions

The Book of Mormon stands alongside the Bible as the keystone of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church/Mormonism). Translated by the prophet Joseph Smith from ancient writings inscribed on golden plates, the Book of Mormon is an account of people living in the Western Hemisphere in a timeline that parallels that of the Bible. It covers a thousand years of loss, discovery, war, peace, and spiritual principles that focus on the teachings of Jesus Christ, outlining a plan for salvation and the responsibilities we must assume to attain it.

The Book of Mormon: Selections Annotated & Explained explores this sacred epic that is cherished by more than twelve million members of the LDS church as the keystone of their faith. Probing the principal themes and historical foundation of this controversial and provocative narrative, Jana Riess focuses on key selections that offer insight into contemporary Mormon beliefs and scriptural emphases, such as the atonement of Christ, the nature of human freedom, the purpose of baptism, and the need for repentance from sin. She clarifies the religious, political, and historical events that take place in the ancient communities of the Book of Mormon and their underlying contemporary teachings that serve as the framework for spiritual practices that lie at the core of Mormon life.

Now you can experience this foundational sacred text even if you have no previous knowledge of Mormonism. This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents the key teachings and essential concepts of the Mormon faith tradition with insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that helps to dispel many of the misconceptions that have surrounded the Book of Mormon since its publication in 1830.

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More About Jana Riess & Phyllis Tickle

Phyllis Tickle PHYLLIS TICKLE, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in print sources, electronic media, and innumerable blogs and web sites. Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject.

In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most recently Emergence Christianity-What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why and The Words of Jesus, A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord. She is also the author of the notable and popular The Divine Hours series of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer: The Divine Hours – Prayers for Summertime, The Divine Hours – Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, The Divine Hours – Prayers for Springtime, Eastertide- Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours, and Christmastide – Prayers for Advent through Epiphany from The Divine Hours (Doubleday); The Night Offices from The Divine Hours and The Pocket Edition of The Divine Hours (Oxford University Press); and This Is What I Pray Today – The Divine Hours Prayers for Children(Dutton)

Tickle began her career as a college teacher and, for almost six years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. In September 1996 she received the Mays Award, one of the book industry’s most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, and specifically in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion publishing. In 2007 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards “In gratitude for a lifetime as an advocate for fiction written to the glory of God.” In 2004, she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University. In 2009 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Park University.

Tickle serves now, as she has in the past, on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.

Phyllis Tickle currently resides in Lucy, in the state of Tennessee.

Phyllis Tickle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Modern Spiritual Masters
  2. Paraclete Poetry
  3. SkyLight Illuminations
  4. Stories from the Farm in Lucy


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Terrific Introduction to American Scripture  Nov 5, 2005
If you are not Mormon and are curious about the "Book of Mormon", the foundational text of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this book is a very good introduction (LDS members can learn from it, too.) Jana Riess, the religion book editor for "Publisher's Weekly" and an adult convert to the LDS faith, tells what attracted her to the Book of Mormon and annotates selected passages from it. This edition is part of a series of abridged versions of sacred texts from around the world, and it's interesting to see the Book of Mormon stacked up against Buddhist and Hindu scripture, as well as the Christian Old and New Testaments and the Koran as well as Jewish holy books. How the format works is: on the right hand side page is the selection from the Book of Mormon, and on the left hand side are Riess' notes. She draws from the best Mormon scholars, explains things in a clear and concise way, and occasionally relates a Mormon way of seeing to that of another faith tradition. Riess correctly locates Christ at the center of the book and shows how Mormons believe in His power to atone for our sins. Although only a fraction of the actual text of the Book of Mormon is included here, I'm glad to see that Alma chapter 32 is, along with thoughful notes from Riess. It's about how faith can ripen into knowledge, and really does explain the Mormon way of looking at the world. Congrats to everyone involved in producing this striking volume.
 

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