Thursday, August 28, 2008

Book of Mormon: More Than 140 Million Served

Somewhere recently, someone received the 140 millionth printed copy of the Book of Mormon. Okay, so it may not be the most printed book in the history of mankind, but it's certainly made a splash in its 178 years of publication. From ABC News:
The Book of Mormon 1830 This collection of revelations, given to Joseph Smith by the angel Moroni, launched the country's biggest homegrown religion. Today, Mormonism has eleven million followers around the world; in the United States alone, its adherents outnumber Episcopalians or Presbyterians. The book provides the theological underpinnings for one of the world's most vibrant religions.
Personally, I have read it many times, but study of the book is a lifelong pursuit – especially when studied side-by-side with the Bible. The clarity and divinity of the Gospel of Jesus becomes so self-evident that the impact of this book on the world at large – and my life in particular – is hardly surprising.

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