In 2021, 250 teens from around the world submitted recordings of themselves reading chapters from the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, which we assembled and published as the Teens Read the Book podcast. The recordings, available on all major podcast platforms, iTunes, and Spotify, have been heard by many thousands of listeners from 72 countries. You can hear the recordings on this website under the Book of Mormon tab.
The project enjoyed good publicity, including a December 2021 article in the Church News, a July 2022 Instagram post by Church’s General Young Men’s Presidency member Brad Wilcox, a December 2022 post on the Church’s youth focused Gospel Living app, and a December 2022 article in the Church’s For the Strength of Youth magazine.
Thank you to everyone who sent in records or encouraged kids/siblings/friends to do so. We will keep making the podcast available for a very long time, hopefully permanently.
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.
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:
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