I Will Read the Book of Mormon

By Julie T. Rabe

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    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.

    arch of block shapes

    “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

    1. January

    1 Nephi

    Chapters 2–4, 7–8, 18

    2. February

    2 Nephi

    Chapters 3–5, 31

    3. March

    Jacob

    Chapters 1, 7

    4. April

    Enos, Jarom, Omni, and Words of Mormon

    Enos 1

    5. May

    Mosiah

    Chapters 11–13, 17–18, 27

    6. June

    Alma

    Chapters 14, 17–18, 53–56

    7. July

    Helaman

    Chapters 13–15

    8. August

    3 Nephi

    Chapters 8–11, 17

    9. September

    4 Nephi

    Entire book

    10. October

    Mormon

    Chapters 1, 6–7

    11. November

    Ether

    Chapters 1–3, 6

    12. December

    Moroni

    Chapters 1–5, 10

    Book of Mormon characters

    Illustrations by Scott Greer