As Jonathan has been pointing out in his posts about Reading the Book of Mormon in wartime and Book of Mormon historical revisionism, we are only a few weeks out from starting the next year of the reading cycle. Come, Follow Me 2024, will focus on the Book of Mormon. We’ve had posts and discussions about what are some good resources in the past, such as the one David Evans put up about this time during the previous reading cycle that are worth looking over in preparation. But there are some good resources that are more recent that are worth discussing as well.
Publishers are very aware of the ongoing cycle and several books about the Book of Mormon have been published recently. A list of the ones of which I’m aware:
- Grant Hardy, The Annotated Book of Mormon, Oxford University Press
- Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith’s Gold Plates: A Cultural History, Oxford University Press
- Joseph M. Spencer, A Word in Season: Isaiah’s Reception in the Book of Mormon, University of Illinois Press
- Michael Austin, The Testimony of Two Nations: How the Book of Mormon Reads, and Rereads, the Bible, University of Illinois Press
- Brant A. Gardner, The Plates of Mormon: A Book of Mormon Study Edition Based on Textual and Narrative Structures in the English Translation and Engraven Upon Plates, Printed Upon Paper: Textual and Narrative Structures of the Book of Mormon, Greg Kofford Books
- Hugh G. Stocks, Changing Faces of the Most Correct Book: A Publishing History and Analytical Bibliography of the Book of Mormon, Greg Kofford Books
- John Hilton III, et al, I Glory in My Jesus: Understanding Christ in the Book of Mormon, BYU RSC
- Avram R. Shannon and Kerry M. Hull, A Hundredth Part: Exploring the History and Teachings of the Book of Mormon, BYU RSC
- Adam Miller and Rosalynde Welch, Seven Gospels: The Many Lives of Christ in the Book of Mormon, Neal A. Maxwell Institute
- Approaching the Tree: Interpreting 1 Nephi 8, Neal A. Maxwell Institute
I’m sure there’s more, but that’s the list of what I’ve heard about.
Another resource that I would suggest keeping an eye on for Come, Follow Me 2024 information is the Come Follow Me 2024: Book of Mormon Resources page at the Latter-day Saint history blog From the Desk. It contains a lot of interesting and useful information about the Book of Mormon and there are some forthcoming interviews (including some related to the books listed above) that will come out over the course of the year.
Are there more resources that you would suggest?