Books and Blogs

Books, blogs, and other online resources

Hundreds of books and blogs about the Book of Mormon have been written. Books published by various publishers, including Deseret Book, BYU's Religious Studies Center, FARMS, Digital Legend, the Church Historian's Press, and many others, can be found at Amazon and other booksellers.  MOBOM (Museum of the Book of Mormon Press) also publishes selected books on topics related to the Book of Mormon.

Authors discuss a variety of perspectives regarding the origin, setting, and teachings of the Book of Mormon. Here are some examples of books about the Book of Mormon.

"Renowned historian Richard Lyman Bushman presents a vibrant history of the objects that gave birth to a new religion." 

Joseph Smith claimed he translated the Book of Mormon from ancient metal plates using an even more ancient translation device called the Urim and Thummim. This book explores the many controversies surrounding this claim. 

Volume 5 of the Revelations and Translations series presents all extant fragments of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. Now researchers have access to a photograph and color-coded transcripts of each fragment of the manuscript, showing every change made and which scribe made it.

This box set includes Parts 1, 2, and 3. Along with the complete text of the Book of Mormon, these valuable study guides include in-the-verse notes and additional insights and commentary. 

Moroni's America discusses the historicity and geography of the Book of Mormon with a book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter approach to the geography passages, illustrating the points with over 75 maps and diagrams .

The influence of Jonathan Edwards on Joseph Smith, supported by detailed analysis and examples in this book, reveal how the Book of Mormon, which "is the possession of mankind," is also the fulfillment of centuries of Christian hopes and aspirations.

Online resources

Official sites - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Joseph Smith Papers is a world-class online resource that offers access to original documents regarding the origin, setting and teachings of the Book of Mormon. 

Church Historic Sites offers virtual tours and other information about the origins of the Book of Mormon. 

Unofficial sites that focus on the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon evidence focused on a North American setting (Cumorah in New York).

Book of Mormon evidence focused on a Central American (Mesoamerican) setting (Cumorah in Mexico). 

Unofficial blogs and other related resources

Cumorah in New York: 

Eliminating contention: 

Working toward Zion: 

Issues in Church history: 

Miscellaneous LDS topics: 

Jonathan Edwards Center: 

Jonathan Edwards excerpts: 

1828 Webster's Dictionary: