Monday, December 30, 2013

Printable Book Guides for the Book of Mormon


My kids have come to know the stories of the Book of Mormon as we have studied them at dinner.  Now they need to be able to find the stories in their own scriptures.  To help with that I created book guides for most of the books in the Book of Mormon.  They are intended to make it easier to find the stories.  They are sprinkled with quotes, study ideas, a picture to color, a timeline, and some spots are left open for illustrations to help my kids develop a variety of scripture study skills.

The number on the left side of the guide is the corresponding chapter.


Timelines really help!


The pictures on the page are also in the margin of the right page in the Book of Mormon.
Bad picture, sorry.
Choose the "two-sided" print feature so it will print properly, it will print 3 pages (on both sides).  
The pages are then cut exactly into quarters.

They aren't perfect, but I do think that they will be a powerful tool 
as our family continues to learn from their scriptures!  


46 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I hope that they will be a effective tool for helping my kids navigate through the Book of Mormon.

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  2. These are fantastic. I can't wait to get them into my scriptures. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  3. Thank you. I think my 13 year old is going to love this, I know I am.

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  4. Thankyou for the time and effort you put in and then to share. Printing them now.

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  5. I love this idea. I have older kids. I'm thinking I may have them help with this for the younger kids. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. THANK YOU!!! oh my goodness how awesome!!! :-)

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  7. Thanks so much! I'm a Sunbeam teacher but I did not grow up in the church. This will help my scripture study!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, these are awesome!! I just printed them out!

    Taya
    http://www.eatpraycreate.com/

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  9. Such a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing these! :)

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  10. I am so excited to use these. I tried to print them and they didn't work. I'll have to work with it.

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  11. Cool, these are great glue-in ideas! My hubby did a similar thing, but made it into a chapter reading checklist with headings, so you can learn stuff as you track your progress while you read the scriptures:
    http://nathanrichardson.com/2013/10/structural-chapter-reading-chart-for-the-book-of-mormon/
    It's been really insightful for me, as an adult, to see the bigger structure of the scriptures, and it's been helpful for the teens in the stake. He has the reading checklist for Book of Mormon and Old Testament posted online, and the other standard works are coming soon, too.

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    1. Those are really cool. Thanks for putting a link in here. I will use them in my own study!

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  12. Thank you! I am a Semiary teacher and think this tool would be very helpful. The only problem is that "Samuel the Lamanite Prophesied:" is up to far and prints out on the 3Ne. page. That also means that "Consider the impact of" is bumped up also. Any way of fixing this? Thank you.

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    1. Blerg. Let me work on it. Thank you for pointing it out!

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    2. I think I fixed it! Will you let me know if it's still weird for you? I'm excited that you might use them in seminary! I love the Book of Mormon!

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  13. I cannot express my excitement for this reference enough! I grew up with the church in my life but my family was never very active so I am loving having this resource at my discretion as I am about to finish the Book of Mormon in its entirety for THE FIRST TIME!! Thank you so much!! If my children were not at the door begging to go swimming I would be putting these in my scriptures right now! But I suppose it can wait a couple more hours. :) THANKS AGAIN!!

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  14. For some reason I cannot print these. Any way I could get you to email it to me? We would love to give them to our Seminary students, we sure appreciate all your work on them!

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    1. Lee Ann, I would love for you to be able to use these with your seminary class! Will you try printing one more time? (Click on the "Print Here" button under the last picture.) If that doesn't work leave me your email address and I'll happily send them to you!

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  15. I tried several times to print them but there was an error on google docs. It wouldn't let me. Could you email them to me? dooba23@yahoo.com
    thanks!

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    1. I sent it. Please let me know if it works for you!

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  16. I can't get this to download either :( "sooner sue e @ g mail .com"

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    1. I think I fixed it. I also think I emailed you an invitation to see it. Please let me know if it still isn't working for you! Thanks for your interest!!

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  17. Me too! I can't get them to print out either. angelgrl1684@yahoo.com

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    1. Angela, will you try again and let me know if it works? Thanks!

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  18. I can't get them to print out either....I would love to get these!

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    1. I just went back in and got it to work. Thank you so much!!!

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  19. Could I get them in Spanish? Is there a way to have them translated?

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    1. Elder Buckley, You are welcome to translate them, but my Spanish is muy mal. I wish that I could help with that. If you do translate them I'd love to link to them so we could share them with others who would appreciate them in Spanish! Let me know!!

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  20. I am trying to print and it keeps cutting off the top and bottom edges. Is there a Word Doc avaliable so I can resize?

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  21. i love these! i love them so much i blogged about them and i added my own pictures! i love you stuff :)
    Check out my blog at http://racheltherambunctious.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love these but cannot get them to print or download. Am I missing something/
    wilson1868@msn.com

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    1. Joe and Debbie,
      I wish I was more computer savvy. Did you click on the big blue or gray words "Print Here"? Did you try it when using Google Chrome? Try those and let me know if it still isn't working for you and I will figure something out!

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  23. These are so amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. could you make these for a compact scripture set? I love these but they are too big for my scriptures. Thanks

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    1. Probably your best bet would be to print them and then shrink them on a copy machine until they fit your smaller scriptures. I hope that you enjoy them!

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  25. Do you happen to have something like this for the rest of the standard works?

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  26. Do you happen to have something like this for the rest of the standard works?

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  27. My family is going to be doing a summer reading challenge for the Book of Mormon, and I think this is going to be an AWESOME supplement! Thanks so much!!! I know the time that goes into creating something like this! Found it via Pinterest. ;)

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  28. Uau !!!! Thanks for sharing !!!! Amazing idea !!! Inspiration !!!! ;)

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  29. THANK YOU!! This is amazing! So grateful to you for sharing your talents with us!

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