Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ranking Higher Than the Bible

In 2007, Time Magazine ranked Goodreads.com on its top ten list of the best websites for that year. So what is Goodreads.com? It’s a website where its over three million members can make comment, rate, or discuss the ninety eight million books on their website. I can go on this website and know what is being said on each of my five published books. Now that we know a little about Goodreads, the question could be asked, how does the Book of Mormon rank on its list of the “best books of all time?” (hint: it ranks higher than the Bible)
A)                 4th
B)                 10th
C)                 1st
D)                 7th

Yesterday’s answer:
(B) 48
The full title of the Book of Commandments & Revelations is: “A Book of Commandments & Revelations of the Lord Given to Joseph the Seer & Others by the Inspiration of God & Gift & Power of the Holy Ghost Which Beareth Record of the Father & Son Which Is One God Infinite and Eternal World without End Amen.”
Robert J. Woodford, “Introducing A Book of Commandments and Revelations, A Major New Documentary ‘Discovery,’” BYU Studies, Volume 48, Number 3, 2009, 20.
Additional interesting information:
Pages missing from the Book of Commandments & Revelations:
   Pages 3-10, 15-22, and 25-26 are missing from the volume, and their location is unknown. Similarly, pages 111-112, 117-120, and 139-140 are missing from the volume, but fortunately the location of these pages is know: they are currently located at the Community of Christ Library-Archives in Independence, Missouri.
Robert J. Woodford, “Introducing A Book of Commandments and Revelations, A Major New Documentary ‘Discovery,’” BYU Studies, Volume 48, Number 3, 2009, 20.

   . . . a minute book, later to be known as the Kirtland Council Minute Book, was created about December 1832 in order to copy into one book loose manuscripts of general conference and other meeting minutes.

Robert J. Woodford, “Introducing A Book of Commandments and Revelations, A Major New Documentary ‘Discovery,’” BYU Studies, Volume 48, Number 3, 2009, 22.

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