A black and white comic recounting the story of Nephi as found in 1 Nephi 1-14 in the Book of Mormon. Concerning the purpose of the comic the editor, Doug Peery, said,
“The purpose of this book is to give young men and others who enjoy illustrated stories a chance to read about these great men…. If they can become familiar with the story of the Book of Mormon, then when they read the actual scriptures, it will be so much more familiar, and easy to understand.”
The Book of Mormon for Young Readers is an abridged version of the Book of Mormon that has been reformatted to include paintings, maps, timelines, word definitions, and study helps. This edition was created with the intention of helping children develop an understanding and love of the Book of Mormon at an early age.
From the Dust is a graphic novel telling the story of the Hebrew people as recorded in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon. The author, Michael Mercer, wanted to tell the “biggest story never told,” the story of the prophet Jeremiah, with all its details, and his follower, Lehi. Michael Mercer wanted to help make family scripture study more exciting and effective, he said, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if each day for family scripture study everyone in the family was just darn excited to be there?”
The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series is an LDS fiction series about the protagonist and his family members being transported back into Book of Mormon and Biblical times. The first book in the series was published in 1989 and the 13th book is expected to be published in the near future. In talking about the series a book reviewer said, “The characters interact with events and people from the Book of Mormon and the New Testament and bring the stories to life in a way that it easy to visualize and understand” (Lightfoot_55).
iPlates is a comic book adaptation of the Book of Mormon. Not wanting to create a strict retelling of the Book of Mormon, the author and illustrator took the liberty of developing characters, their backgrounds, and relationships.
Avi Steinberg tries to learn more about the Book of Mormon and its adherents by engaging in a journey to lands associated with the Book of Mormon. Part travelogue, part discovery of a religion, Steinberg uses humor to learn about the book considered scripture by many people and about Joseph Smith, and argues for taking the book seriously as a work of American storytelling.
The User Friendly Book of Mormon identifies principles found in the Book of Mormon text and expounds and relates those principles to relate to today's challenges. The author seeks to place the Book of Mormon into modern contexts by sharing personal experiences, modern parables, and research with the reader. In this effort, the book seeks to demonstrate how the Book of Mormon can assist with everything today's readers might encounter, from social media to achieving a work-life balance.
'The Book of Mormon Family Reader' is designed to provide families with context to discuss the lessons learned in the Book of Mormon. It's divided into sections containing selected verses with a few follow-up questions. It also includes many illustrations in the hopes of appealing to family members of diverse ages. The editors hoped to create a version of the Book of Mormon that would be more approachable in family scripture study sessions.
"The Book of Laman" which is a work of creative fiction uses excerpts of the Book of Mormon to tell the story of 1st Nephi from Laman's Perspective. This book which was written by Mette Harrison, one of the best and well known Mormon writers, and fore-worded by Michael Austine.
This comic book depicts scenes from the Book of Mormon from 1 Nephi to the Words of Mormon. The authors' intent was to "provide an easily accessible visual thread through all the events in the Book of Mormon."