On July 1, I asked my kids if they wanted to join me in the Book of Mormon in a month challenge. They did and so we started reading.
And then we realized that since Veronica had Especially for Youth at the end of the month, we didn't have a month to read it. We had 24 days. So we added a few chapters to each of our days. We read at home. We read in the car. Each Sunday, during the sacrament, we all read the same chapter individually, but at the same time.
We read in the morning, we read in the middle of the day and we read before we went to bed.
We stopped and talked as we read--about Nephi and Abinidi and Ammon and the stripling warriors. We were probably a little too happy when King Noah died by fire just like had been prophesied and just like he'd put Abinidi to death.
We felt bad for Mormon and Moroni who didn't lose faith and hope when they had every excuse to give up.
We understood the war chapters and the strategies and politics better than we had before. We admired Captain Moroni and Teancum.
It was a great way to get in hours and hours of summer reading and as it turned out, it was a great way to foster our love of the Book of Mormon.
On Sunday, July 24, we read the last four chapters and reached our goal.
What a great book. If you haven't read it and would like to, let me know. I'd be happy to send you a copy.