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ARTICLES
  1. Editor's Introduction: Questions to Legal Answers
  2. Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion
  3. George Dempster Smith, Jr., on the Book of Mormon
  4. Stories from the Early Saints: Converted by the Book of Mormon
  5. Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World
  6. Ancient American Indians: Their Origins, Civilizations and Old World Connections
  7. Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon
  8. Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon
  9. The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon
  10. The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation with Interpretive Keys from the Book of Mormon
  11. A Standard unto My People
  12. Southwestern American Indian Rock Art and the Book of Mormon
  13. Gadiantons and the Silver Sword: A Novel
  14. The Truth about Mormonism: A Former Adherent Analyzes the LDS Faith
  15. A Tragedy of Errors
  16. The Book of Abraham: Divinely Inspired Scripture
  17. By Study and Also by Faith, vol. 2
  18. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon Vol. 3, Alma through Helaman
  19. Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon. Vol. 3 Alma through Helaman
  20. Dominions of the Gadiantons
  21. The Most Correct Book: Why the Book of Mormon Is the Keystone Scripture
  22. The Book of Mormon: Mosiah, Salvation Only through Christ
  23. Isaiah Made Easier
  24. Rediscovering the Book of Mormon
  25. Mormonism: Shadow or Reality?
  26. Out of Darkness into Light: A Novel Approach
  27. The Use of the Old Testament in the Book of Mormon
  28. Death Knell or Tinkling Cymbals?
  29. Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory
  30. Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory
  31. To Mothers & Fathers from the Book of Mormon
  32. 1991 Book of Mormon Bibliography
  33. About the Reviewers

Review of Allan K. Burgess, Living the Book of Mormon: A Guide to Understanding and Applying Its Principles in Today's World. Salt Lake City, UT: Bookcraft, 1991. 182 pp. $11.95.


Reviewed by Edward Snow

Allan K. Burgess, principal of the Tooele Seminary, appropriately dedicated his latest book to his 1990-91 seminary students. Each of the 61 chapters in this 182-page book contains gospel themes that are tailor-made for a 30-45 minute seminary or Sunday School class.

The simplicity of the writing and the obvious restating of gospel principles make Burgess's book an excellent gift for teenagers and young adults and a valuable tool for Sunday School teachers.

In each chapter, Burgess analyzes a gospel principle set forth in the Book of Mormon, then usually quotes a latter-day prophet or General Authority to bolster his analysis. Many chapters contain modern faith-promoting vignettes (usually with casts of young actors) that nicely illustrate the gospel principle under discussion. Chapter themes range from "A Ball of Curious Workmanship" to "He Numbereth His Sheep."

Even though Living the Book of Mormon is not a volume you would curl up with on a cold winter's evening, it provides a fine resource for young and old alike who wish to study the gospel and prepare for church lessons and talks.