Teens Read the Book
Bringing the sound of scripture
to a world-wide audience
September 22, 2021
Today, I have completed republishing a few episodes that had some minor editing mistakes and republished the final episode in this podcast. The book is now complete!
Thanks to each of you teens who contributed, we can now offer a complete recording of the entire text of the Book of Mormon. Your voices are fresh, candid, and authentic, and you bring this sacred text to life in a new and youthful way. Thank you, readers, for being yourselves, and for making this reality. You did a good job! And special thanks to you who are not members of our church but who were willing to support this project. Glad you would be a part of this!
One Book of Mormon prophet wrote about the power of scripture to lead people to do good and the importance of trying “the virtue of the word of God” ( Alma 31:5). Hopefully, your recordings and this project will help more people around the world feel closer to God, truth and light.
You can listen to the final recordings at the links below. You can also find us at Teens Read The Book on your favorite podcast platforms. Go subscribe right now so you can have access to these recordings of the Book of Mormon anytime you want. Be sure to share this podcast with your friends, parents, and grandparents. They and others around the world can now enjoy your voice and all the others for many years to come.
Not everyone likes to read. Or even can.
Sometimes, you need someone to read something important to you.
Teens: it's our turn to do the reading.
When you have your recording ready, upload it here. Name the file for the chapter you read. You'll need to sign in with a Google account to submit files.
Record yourself reading the whole chapter (English version only, for now), including the the chapter number, introductory explanation, and all verses.
Use your phone or any recording device that can export your audio file.
Don't read too fast or too slow. Read at a pace that is comfortable for you and can easily be understood.
Eliminate background noise. Use a silent room without an echo. Closets work well.
Don't have your phone or recording device in your hands. Put it down to eliminate clicks and tapping noises. Have your phone at a consistent distance from your mouth, probably 1-2 feet. And obviously, put your phone on airplane mode and silence all alarms.
Just read normally. It doesn't have to be perfect. If you mistake a word, just repeat it. You are a teen, not a professional. Just do your best and it will be good enough.
Don't try to sound like a professional or like anyone else. Be you. Your unique voice is what just is needed here.
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, who our church believes to be the Son of God. Get additional ideas from this website: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/introduction?lang=eng.
Here's an introduction to what the book is and some of its main teachings:
Here is a video that tells more about the Book of Mormon and the powerful influence for good that it can have on its readers.
To me, the Book of Mormon is a sacred book, especially because one of my 4th great grandfathers died in 1844 to in helping bring it forth. If you're interested, here's the story of my ancestor, Hyrum Smith's involvement with the Book of Mormon at the end of his life: