A keystone is the center stone at the top of an arch. It keeps the other stones locked into place. If the keystone is removed, the arch will collapse.
The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith (2007), 64; emphasis added).
This activity will help you track your reading of the Book of Mormon this year. Carefully remove these pages from the magazine. Cut the picture section from the bottom of this page, and hang the arch up. As you finish reading each assignment in the Book of Mormon (by yourself or with your family), cut out the appropriate picture, and glue it in the correct place on the arch. Younger children may wish to read only the chapters listed in italics.
Note: If you do not wish to remove pages from the magazine, this activity may be copied or printed from the Internet at www.lds.org. For English, click on “Gospel Library.” For other languages, click on “Languages.”
“I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” —Joseph Smith
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Illustrations by Scott Greer