Lessons on How to Keep the Book of Mormon as a Covenant

Book of Mormon as Covenant PowerPoint (Download for it to work, it doesn’t view well in a browser).

Book of Mormon as Covenant PDF

You can see the pattern and follow it for the whole Book of Mormon.

Look for commands, find definitions (1828 Webster’s dictionary is helpful for definitions at the time the Book of Mormon was published) and word histories (etymonline.com is great), and carry out the instructions as you read along.

You can also reduce the verb imperatives you look for if you categorize them by level of importance (as in, look only for “know” commands, and skip over “behold” commands). Also, recognize that imperative commands given to the reader establish obligations for the reader. Imperative commands from one person in the story to another person in the story are not necessarily directed to the reader.