Author: Brenton Yorgason
Dr. Yorgason begins this narrative by sharing the story of his first reading of the Book of Mormon, followed by his experience, years later, of reading the book during a long flight to the land where Lehi and Nephi begin their account. He then explores interesting and insightful facts about the Book of Mormon, including little-known details surrounding the delivery of the golden plates to Joseph Smith, and the actual translation of these plates. He also identifies physical evidences that point convincingly to the book’s divine origins. As an interesting capstone to his presentation, Dr. Yorgason shares the findings of Dr. Sami Hanna regarding the Semitic underpinnings of the Book of Mormon. In the mid-1970s, Dr. Hanna was assigned by the Church to translate the Book of Mormon from English back into its native Semitic tongue. This translation resulted in his conversion to the Church. This fascinating book offers insight and inspiration for all who desire to increase their knowledge and testimony of the Book of Mormon.