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Church Releases First Book of Mormon Video


The long-awaited moment has arrived: The first in a series of epic Book of Mormon videos has been released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But this is only the beginning. New videos will be released every Friday until the end of the year and later seasons will also be released.

The first episode includes the first two chapters of the Book of Mormon where God commands Lehi to leave Jerusalem with his family.

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The Lord Commands Lehi's Family to Leave Jerusalem | 1 Nephi 1–2 | Book of Mormon

Now almost at the end of filming the third season, those involved with the Book of Mormon video project are excited to share their testimonies and hard work. “The purpose of the videos is the same as the Book of Mormon: to bring people to Christ,” says Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy, who has been involved with the project from season one. He and those involved in the project also hope that these videos with uplift others and fill them with a "desire to go to the book and read more." 

And these videos are designed to be shared. As Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, notes, “Every time we watch them, every time we share them, we are helping in so many ways. We’re bringing this amazing gift that is the gospel and the knowledge that we have about Jesus Christ with other people. This is a means to do that, and I’m so excited because I know this is going to bring miracles.”

According to the Church's newsroom, the rest of the Book of Mormon videos will be released as follows: 

  • September 27: Nephi Is Led by the Spirit to Obtain the Plates of Brass |1 Nephi 3–5
  • October 4: Ishmael’s Household Joins Lehi’s Family | 1 Nephi 7
  • October 11: Lehi Sees a Vision of the Tree of Life | 1 Nephi 8
  • October 18: The Lord Guides Lehi’s Journey | 1 Nephi 16
  • October 25: The Lord Commands Nephi to Build a Ship | 1 Nephi 17–18
  • November 1: Lehi’s Family Sails to the Promised Land | 1 Nephi 18
  • November 8: Lehi Gives His Family a Final Blessing | 2 Nephi 1–4
  • November 15: The Nephites Separate from the Lamanites | 2 Nephi 5
  • November 22: Jacob Teaches of the Atonement of Jesus Christ | 2 Nephi 6–10
  • November 29: Nephi Teaches the Doctrine of Christ | 2 Nephi 31–32
  • December 6: Nephi Records His Final Testimony | 2 Nephi 33
  • December 13: Jacob Teaches about Pride and Chastity | Jacob 2–3
  • December 20: Sherem Denies Christ | Jacob 7
  • December 27: Enos Prays Mightily | Enos 1
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