Title

Youth and the Book of Mormon

Keywords

Book of Mormon, Parenthood, youth, Mormon Studies

Abstract

Not long ago a friend of ours and a recent convert to the Church observed that Mormon and Moroni, even though they lived thousands of years ago, seemed to have written words especially for her. The things they recorded as they watched their once great civilization crumble before their eyes fit so well her own spiritual needs that she knew the book had to be the inspired word of God. So it is with scriptures. They have a simple way of speaking to us about our own lives. Such has been our experience as we have looked carefully at what the Book of Mormon says to youth. Its messages are timely for us today, given the many problems that young people face in our mixed-up 20th-century world.

Original Publication Citation

"Youth and the Book of Mormon," New Era (September):8-14 (with Kim M. Thomas).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1977

Publisher

New Era

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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