Many years ago, when my kids were still babies, my wife and I were at Deseret Book looking for Christmas presents, and came across this somewhat large book called, The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families. After a brief look, we dismissed it because it was a little expensive, despite how amazingly well done it is.
Boy was I surprised that Christmas morning when one of the presents under the tree was a large hard backed book that read on its cover “The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families”. My wife had wisely listened to the spirit and purchased the book for our family to use. We have since used it almost every evening to read the scriptures with our kids. They really enjoy this format as it includes extra items in it that help the kids better understand the scriptures they are reading.
Unique features of The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families:
- There are definitions for words that are usually difficult for young kids to understand.
- It posses questions for everyone to ponder to help the spirit bring deeper understanding.
- Photos of places and objects that help the everyone visualize what they are reading.
- Paintings of people and scenes from the Book of Mormon further emphasize the visualizations.
- Chapter and section headings written in simple language to help kids better understand the scriptures.
- For more advanced readers there are extra references and explanations that provide greater context.
Most importantly, this book has really helped bring our family closer together, and helped us have more enjoyment while reading the Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families. Of all the LDS or Mormon books any Latter-day Saint Families should own, I would highly recommend adding this one to your book-case.