Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Book of Mormon: Words

Ever since I analyzed the words used in general conference and my dissertation proposal (link here), I've been wondering about the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (link). To satisfy my curiosity (and perhaps yours), here is an image that represents the most prevalent 100 words in the Book of Mormon (with common words removed, created at

What stands out to you? Central to the Book of Mormon (and my faith) is the Lord God, as shown in this image.

Does this image represent well the message of the Book of Mormon? Probably not; you can't judge a book by its wordle... and you can't know the fulness of the gospel contained in the Book of Mormon by a cursory glance.

Read the book, ponder its teachings, and ask God if it's true (see Moroni 10:3-5). I know it's true, but the great thing is that you don't have to take my word for it (or my 100 most prevalent words for it): you can find out for yourself!

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