The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Maxwell Institute Study Edition

December | 2018
Subject Categories book-of-mormon

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"This edition is a pleasure to read, and your attention is on the content of the scripture, not on how many more verses you have to read before you complete your obligatory two-chapters-a-day reading commitment."

—Ardis E. Parshall,, January 2, 2019

"The footnotes will no doubt look sparse to a reader of the standard edition, but this is very much a feature, not a bug... Footnotes are reserved for critical information, and thus will reward a reader paying actual attention to them."

—Kevin Barney, By Common Consent, December 27, 2018

"Reading the Book of Mormon with a different format and page layout can help readers look at old scriptures with new eyes. Different doctrines and messages will come alive with verses grouped together in meaningful paragraphs. New pieces of inspiration and insight can be found as readers study the footnotes and supplementary material."

—Neal Rappleye, Book of Mormon Central, January 13, 2019

"Importantly, Emma Smith’s testimony is included here in company with the testimony of the three and the eight witnesses, as well as her husband’s testimony. Having a woman’s witness is important for so many reasons, and it is a relief that the editor also felt that including her voice was imperative to this printing."

—Sherrie,, January 19, 2019

"Of course, read the Book of Mormon in any format, but if you have the option, read this version. It is currently the best edition of the Book of Mormon available."

—Brant A. Gardner, Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, February 8, 2019

"Hardy is one of the best-prepared individuals to offer a study edition of the Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saints."

—Stephen O. Smoot, Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship, February 8, 2019

"The unique joy of the Maxwell Institute Study Edition of the Book of Mormon is that it assembles the text in such a way that it’s easier to read."

—Morgan Deane, Warfare and the Book of Mormon blog, March 6, 2019

"Being able to take delight in re-reading a book I have read and studied for over fifty years is a joy."

—Dennis Clark, Association for Mormon Letters, March 20, 2019

"The study edition has given me new appreciation for the internal consistency of the Book of Mormon, as well as a better understanding of its message. For someone who has read it many times already, it helps in seeing it with fresh eyes again."

—Trevor Holyoak, Fair Mormon blog, April 19, 2019

Publication Information

Publication Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 978-1-9443-9465-3

Page Count: 649

Illustration(s): 22

Binding: Paperback

Price: $34.99

Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Grant Hardy

Grant Hardy is a professor of history and religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He has a BA in Ancient Greek from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Chinese language and literature from Yale. He is the editor of The Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Edition (University of Illinois Press) and the author of Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Guide (Oxford University Press), in addition to several other books and articles on Chinese history, ancient historiography, and Mormon studies. He has also produced two audiovisual courses for the Great Courses company: Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition and Sacred Texts of the World.

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