pdf Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2/1 (1990)  >  A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon
ARTICLES
  1. Editor's Introduction: By What Measure Shall We Mete?
  2. Annual FARMS Lecture: The Book of Mormon, Designed for Our Day
  3. Book of Mormon Companion: Dictionary & More.
  4. A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions
  5. Mormonism: The Prophet, the Book and the Cult.
  6. Orson Scott Card: How a Great Science Fictionist Uses the Book of Mormon
  7. Christ's Answer to the Atheist, to the Jew: Who Wrote It?
  8. The Keystone of Mormonism: Early Visions of the Prophet Joseph Smith
  9. The Land of the Nephites
  10. Converted to Christ through the Book of Mormon
  11. A Book of Mormon Guide: A Simple Way to Teach a Friend
  12. A Hermeneutic of Sacred Texts: Historicism, Revisionism, Positivism, and the Bible and Book of Mormon
  13. Tennis Shoes among the Nephites: A Novel
  14. Christianity in America before Columbus?
  15. By Grace Are We Saved
  16. "Polishing God's Altars": Fictionally Wresting the Book of Mormon
  17. A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon
  18. Time Vindicates Hugh Nibley
  19. Lehi in the Desert, The World of the Jaredites, There Were Jaredites
  20. Ecological Nomadism versus Epic Heroism in Ether: Nibley's Works on the Jaredites
  21. The Prophetic Book of Mormon
  22. Since Cumorah
  23. The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure
  24. Joseph Smith and the Origins of the Book of Mormon
  25. American Book of Mormon Map
  26. Book of Mormon: Wide-Margin Edition
  27. Are the Mormon Scriptures Reliable?
  28. Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon
  29. Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon
  30. Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon
  31. Book of Mormon Bibliography
  32. About the Reviewers

Review of David H. Mulholland, A Reading Guide to the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989. v + 119 pp. $6.95.



Reviewed by Daniel W. Graham

Designed as a study guide, this book offers several questions for each chapter of the Book of Mormon. The author provides a blank at the beginning of the question to write the verse number or numbers in which the answer is found, and he leaves space for writing the answer beneath the question. The number of questions per chapter varies from two to fifteen. At the back of the book a key gives the verses that answer the respective questions.

Concise and clear, the questions will help the student learn the details of the Book of Mormon. But they will not necessarily focus attention on some aspects of the text rather than others, for they treat all details as equal. I would like to see some discussion questions included, which, by calling for interpretation and evaluation, might lead the student to synthesize the details and to ponder the significance of the text as a whole. For, important as they are, the details of the scriptures are not their message.