The Book of Mormon – Studying

book-of-mormonI have decided to study the Book of Mormon. I have had many, many, MANY religious discussions about it the past few months and I know now that I really don’t know anything about this book. So what a fun idea but to study it here and share it with all of you.

First things first, I am a SON OF CHRIST. I am CATHOLIC. Let me say that again, I am CATHOLIC. I am not converting to anything. I am trying to understand why on Earth there would be a second Testament of Jesus Christ and what’s in it. I know enough to know that I don’t really know anything at all. Huh? That’s how I feel right now about this book. I have promised myself to stay open. I can tell you my first day of really listening to the audiobook of this did not go well at all. I kept stopping it and arguing with thin air Lol Because just the Title page and introduction had me fired up. But with all things, you must stay open. There is a possibility (Maybe) that this book is really a 2nd Testament of Jesus Christ. And if it is, it’s important to me to read it and find out about it. I love to study religion and talk about God. It’s my passion. So why not study a religion I know nothing about and maybe come up with some new thoughts and ideas about life. That’s my goal.

In my life I have read the First Communion Bible – Saint Joseph Edition, Confirmation Bible, 4 different Catholic study Bibles, The King James Bible, The New American Standard Bible, The New American Stanard Revised Bible and the Ignatius Bible. The Bible I worship with is The New American Standard Bible, not the Revised edition. I don’t like the revised edition. I read the Bible everyday at lunch time. It’s my time of reflection and to center myself at my halfway point of my work day. It reminds me to be thankful for my food and also to be thankful for my blessings. I have done that since I was 8 years old. I also pray before each meal. Just a short quick thanks. Even when I’m in a restaurant. And I don’t see anything wrong with that.

I am listening to the audio book from this website:

Hit the word Scriptures and you will see the link to the audio. I don’t have time to read this book so listening to it as I do other things is about the only thing I will have time for. The first link is 10 hours 23 minutes. And it’s divided up in my audio player into sections so I can stop when I finish a section of it. I like that a lot. Makes it much easier for me to keep track of where I’m at.

Honestly, right now I don’t know about this, guys. This may be so far out there that I want to quit. Or it might open my mind and expand my belief system to really question what it is I believe in. Either way I am excited to see what’s in this book.

I would love feedback as we go along.  I usually don’t allow comments to be posted publicly but I will leave these comments open. Thank you all for reading this today. I look forward to studying with you.

The Book of Mormon, here we go!

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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