About Book of Mormon Online
What is Book of Mormon Online?
Book of Mormon Online is an interactive study resource designed to enhance accessibility and comprehension of the Book of Mormon. The text is broken into digestible sections, each supplemented with narrative synopses emphasizing context and connections. The platform is enriched with images, commentary, audio resources, and quick links to a database featuring people, places, facsimiles, maps, and events within the Book of Mormon, supported by historical and analytical resources to facilitate comprehensive research and study. Designed for both casual and serious students of the Book of Mormon, Book of Mormon Online provides a systematic, immersive study experience complete with context explanations and multimedia support. Whether the student is seeking a basic overview or detailed study, the website presents narrative expositions, doctrinal commentary, artistic interpretations, study groups, and other multimedia offerings to foster an engaging, interactive experience for gaining a thorough understanding and appreciation for the text, narratives, characters, and teachings of the Book of Mormon.
Why Book of Mormon Online?
The Book of Mormon can be a daunting text for many students. Its historical narratives, complex theological concepts, and unfamiliar writing style can create barriers to understanding. Traditional scripture study methods often emphasize rote reading and completion goals, potentially sacrificing comprehension and meaningful engagement. Book of Mormon Online addresses these challenges, offering a fresh approach that prioritizes understanding over simply finishing the text. By breaking the Book of Mormon into manageable segments and providing contextual summaries, visual aids, and in-depth commentary, Book of Mormon Online helps students grasp the overarching narratives, identify key themes, and delve into the text's spiritual teachings. This resource transforms scripture study from a mere assignment into an enriching personal experience, ultimately fostering a deeper appreciation for the Book of Mormon's wisdom and relevance.
Who is the creator Book of Mormon Online?
Book of Mormon Online is created and developed by KC Kern, with some development support from outsourcing partners. Original outlines were created in early 2004, and the work of organizing, digitizing, programming, and writing went on until official launch in late 2007. Since then, it has undergone two major rearchitectures with the inclusion of many new features. Facsimile indexing was made possible by support from Book of Mormon Central in 2018. If you care to support this project, please consider becoming a sponsor.
Disclaimer Book of Mormon Online is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When attribution is explicitly stated, views expressed in art, commentary, and notes are those of the attributed artist(s) or author(s) and do not reflect any stated position of Book of Mormon Online or any associated entity.
How can I contribute?
There are a variety of ways that you can get involved and contribute to Book of Mormon Online:
- Community involvement:
Make yourself an account, start a study group, and invite your friends. Making and keeping a vibrant study community would be a great way to show support.
- Data entry:
There are a number of ongoing data entry projects, from commentary input to deeper analysis. Volunteers are needed and welcome to participant in these efforts.
- Translation and localization:
Book of Mormon Online was redesigned with multi-language support in mind. Many new languages are in the queue, and you can contribute your expertise in foreign languages by assisting in translation efforts.
- Code contributions:
- Sponsor a Developer or Server:
Outsourcing and infrastructure costs are burdensome. You can help lighten the load by adopting a server or a developer with cash donations.