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Explore the lives, circumstances, and choices of women in the Book of Mormon in this uplifting and inspiring volume that illustrates the parallels between the lives of the women of the Book of Mormon and LDS women today. With new insights on practically every page, author Heather B. Moore explores the written and unwritten stories of the prominent women in the Book of MormExplore the lives, circumstances, and choices of women in the Book of Mormon in this uplifting and inspiring volume that illustrates the parallels between the lives of the women of the Book of Mormon and LDS women today. With new insights on practically every page, author Heather B. Moore explores the written and unwritten stories of the prominent women in the Book of Mormon, taking familiar material and providing vivid details about family dynamics, domestic practices, and other aspects of daily life. By exploring historic and cultural contexts to the situations of women like Sariah, Abish, Eve, Mary, and the faithful mothers of the stripling warriors, you will peek beneath the surface of the scriptural accounts to better understand both the righteous women of the Book of Mormon, and the women who didn't use their agency wisely....

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Women of the Book of Mormon Reviews

  • Hollie Robb
    2019-03-15 20:45

    I thought that this book was really interesting. Again I didn't take this a Gospel Doctrine, but just as another point of view. There is somethings that I didn't agree with. But that is ok because we don't have a *full* account on what these women thought or their traditions. For example I personally think that women was fighting along with the Nephite men during the last battle between the Nephite and Lamanite battle. The reason that I think that it is because this was their survival as well. Also I for one would take up arms if my family and homeland was on the verge of extinction. Also Caption Moroni gave arms to able body who could fight, including men and women. (see Alma 55:16-17 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/alma/55) So because of that I believe that also every able body took up arms for their freedom.Also with the daughter of Jared, I believe that she was literateEther 8:9 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/ether/8: Now the daughter of Jared was exceedingly fair. And it came to pass that she did talk with her father, and said unto him: Whereby hath my father so much sorrow? Hath he not read the record which our fathers brought across the great deep? Behold, is there not an account concerning them of old, that they by their secret plans did obtain kingdoms and great glory? That verse leads me to believe that she was literate herself, and people wrote down secret combination. Also I don't believe that women was oppressed as she claimed them to be. I believe when Sarah and her family fled Jerusalem, I personally think that her sons and husband Lehi helped set up the tents and the servants put up the tents. I think that for the most part they pulled together and worked as a family. Even when Laman and Lemuel were being down right brats. But remember Laman and Lemuel lost everything that was familiar to them. So instead of making the best out of their situation, those two chose to make the worst they gripe, complain, and try to commit murder. Also in the book of Nephi it said that they family the servants were family. They didn't leave then behind the same reason they left behind Zoram. I don't think that the Sarah walked behind on foot, I think that Lehi would put her on a Camel. God is the one to liberate people not oppress. The big example I see with that is Aaron's sister, Miriam was a prophetess (see exdus 15:20 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/ex/15/20... So with her being a prophetess she would need to know scripture therefore literacy. I think that many women before her and after Miriam were educated, literate. I just think that man oppressed their women to have control, so the tradition of non-educated women happen. Still, I learned a lot. There were some views/ideas that I have never thought of before.

  • Julie
    2019-02-20 20:48

    In Heather Moore’s book, Women of the Book of Mormon, we are allowed glimpses into the lives of all the women who were mentioned throughout the entire Book of Mormon. We learn about the twenty-four Lamanite women who were taken captive by Amulon and his band when they were found dancing by the river. We learn of Abish, King Lamoni’s wife, and of our first mother, Eve. Much of what is written in this book is background on the lives of the women from that time period. We learn about the daily work they had to do, the value they had in society, and the importance of the faith they taught to their children.Heather’s previous books show the possible trials and faith of the women of the scriptures, which has been one of the many reasons I have found myself drawn to her writings. What was fun with this book going over the intimate implications of these women was the comfort women gain from other women. In a very real way, we need each other. We need those examples of faith to carry us through times that are too difficult for us to handle alone.I found it interesting how Sariah gained comfort going through her trials by leaning on the faith of other women mentioned in the scriptures. I especially liked the reference to that mother we all share, Eve. It never occurred to me to think of the pain she had as mother raising Cain and then losing him to the jealousy and hatred he had for his brother. Heather points out that not all of us grow up with a mother who teaches the belief in Christ, but that we all share our first mother who stands as a supreme example to all of us.There is an astounding amount of research put into this book and it’s obvious Heather as meticulous at crafting each segment.A quote from the back cover:Explore the lives, circumstances, and choices of women in the Book of Mormon in this uplifting and inspiring volume that illustrates the parallel between the lives of the women of the Book of Mormon and LDS women today. With new insights on practically every page, author Heather B. Moore explores the written and unwritten stories of the prominent women in the Book of Mormon—taking familiar material and providing vivid details about family dynamics, domestic practices, and other aspects of daily life. By applying historical and cultural contexts to the situations of women like Sariah, Abish, Eve, Mary and the faithful mothers of the stripling warriors, you will peek beneath the surface of the scriptural accounts to better understand both the righteous women of the Book of Mormon—and the women who didn’t use their agency wisely.I recommend this book to any who desire a better understanding of what it might have been like to have been a woman throughout the ages of scriptural history. I walked away from reading this book edified and expanded in my knowledge, and appreciate the opportunity to have read it.

  • Rebecca Irvine
    2019-03-18 01:38

    In Sense and Sensibility (episode 3, part 2, 2008 version) Meg makes the comment, "I wish I was a man. Girls can never do anything. Men can ride about the country and do things. And girls just sit and wait for things to happen."I have to confess there are times I have seen the same type of limitation in women's lives today that Meg saw in her own day. I have also wondered why there seems to be so little about women in scripture. Not that the scriptures are not completely wonderful, but there are times when I have wished for some more feminine advice from our most spiritual maternal progenitors.Recently I have had the lucky opportunity to review Heather B. Moore's new book Women of the Book of Mormon: Insights and Inspirations. This new volume will be released this month and will make a perfect gift for Mother's day next month. But what most struck me about Women of the Book of Mormon is the added depth Moore was able to provide regarding the five women specifically named in the BOM (Sariah, Mary, Eve, Isabel, and Abish). I learned more than I ever thought possible about these five women.Heather B. Moore is the author of the 'Out of Jerusalem' series, as well as additional books based on the Book of Mormon. In fact, much of Moore's Women of the Book of Mormon grew out of research she did for some of her (fabulous) earlier books based on that book of scripture. She was very thorough in her historical, cultural, and religious research to ensure that her plot lines were as accurate as possible. And the interest generated in the female characters of these books indicted there are many women in the Church who feel the same way I do--they would love to know more about the women in the scriptures. The end result is a beautifully well written, inspiring, and tender book that brought me closer to some of the great matriarchs I have long yearned to know.Moore makes it easy to say, to Meg and everyone else, "I am proud to be a woman."

  • Kate
    2019-02-28 01:22

    I received this book as a Christmas gift from a sweet woman that I visit teach each month. I work in the primary in my ward, so while the curriculum for Sunday School this year is the Book of Mormon, I am not able to attend the Sunday School lessons that discuss the Book. That doesn't mean I am not reading along - in fact, I decided that I wanted to read the Book of Mormon in one month's time this year, which has been an incredible experience in and of itself (I am nearly through reading it). But, I found this book, Women of the Book of Mormon, a nice companion piece to read along side my scripture study.Not many women are listed by name in scripture - Old Testament, New Testament, or the Book of Mormon. But, there are a few, and in this book, the author discusses those women mentioned by name from the Book of Mormon - Sariah, Eve, Mary, Sarah, Abish, and Isabel. She also discusses women who are mentioned specifically if not by name - the Queen of King Lamoni, the Queen of King Lamoni's father, and the mothers of the 2000 stripling warriors. I enjoyed getting a little more background about the culture that these women lived in. I also enjoyed some of the questions this author brought up about these women's examples and choices that they made.Finally, the artwork used in this book is stunning. I love the pieces that were selected to represent these women that are discussed.

  • LuAnn
    2019-03-22 21:47

    If you’re looking for a perfect Mother’s Day gift, look no farther than Heather Moore’s new book, Women of the Book of Mormon. Don’t let this slim volume fool you into thinking it is light-weight, because it is not. The information is well-researched and documented, yet easy-to-read and interesting.Despite the fact I had read the manuscript in its early draft form, I still found myself stopping often to ponder the information and insight Moore had provided into the lives of these women. One striking moment for me was the reason why male children were preferred over females—because females left a family to join the family of their husband, and males remain a part of their father’s household. Suddenly, I understood not just these women, but also the centuries-old preference for male children which still seems to exist around the world today.Another strength with Moore’s book is the chapters devoted to women who are also in the Bible—Eve, Mary, and Sarah—making this an appropriate gift for your Non-LDS friends and family members as well.The color illustrations add a new dimension to the text, allowing readers to visualize each of these women in their unique situations.I know Women of the Book of Mormon is a book I will return to reread again during my scripture study, or when I need a moment to ponder how blessed I am in my own life trials. I know I will buy multiple copies of this book to share with my family members, of all Christian faiths.

  • K.C.
    2019-03-16 22:40

    I got a sneak peek at this book which is now available for presale at Deseret BookThey were women who lived thousands of years ago. They spoke different languages, had different customs and undoubtedly faced challenges that the women of today can only imagine. But they have been brought back to life once more in H.B. Moore’s new non-fiction book Women of the Book of Mormon: Insights and Inspirations. And in writing of them, Moore teaches us an important truth: We are all daughters of our Heavenly Father and through His care we can overcome any challenge. Her well-crafted descriptions and in-depth research help us to see these women through their own unique experiences and to understand them better.Destined to become a useful reference guide alongside other previously published Book of Mormon guides, Women of the Book of Mormon sheds new light on what have been the lesser-known characters of the Book of Mormon to remind us of the invaluable roles that these brave women played.

  • Heather
    2019-03-03 00:33

    FROM THE BACK COVER:Explore the lives, circumstances, and choices of women in the Book of Mormon in this uplifting and inspiring volume that illustrates the parallel between the lives of the women of the Book of Mormon and LDS women today. With new insights on practically every page, author Heather B. Moore explores the written and unwritten stories of the prominent women in the Book of Mormon—taking familiar material and providing vivid details about family dynamics, domestic practices, and other aspects of daily life. By applying historical and cultural contexts to the situations of women like Sariah, Abish, Eve, Mary and the faithful mothers of the stripling warriors, you will peek beneath the surface of the scriptural accounts to better understand both the righteous women of the Book of Mormon—and the women who didn’t use their agency wisely.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-15 00:32

    It made me look at the scriptures from a new prespective and I learned a little something along the way. Short, simple, and to the point.

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2019-03-19 21:47

    Loved it! I learned a lot about the women of the Book of Mormon that I didn't know before. Each chapter was short and included a beautiful picture of each women.

  • Cheri
    2019-02-23 17:29

    What an insightful look at the lesser known pieces of the puzzle--the women of scripture. Heather Moore is fantastic.

  • Chantele Sedgwick
    2019-03-15 21:22

    I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I was very excited to read and review this book. Heather Moore is an amazing researcher and writer. I was pulled into the stories of these very different women at the very beginning. I only knew of a few women the Book of Mormon mentions by name, but there are several more, even if they don't have their names on paper that I really enjoyed reading about. Both of the Queen's stories, (Queen of King Lamoni, and Queen of King Lamoni's father) were incredible, and I am sad I never really knew about their role in the gospel before. I have honestly never really thought about how it would be to be a mother or wife, or woman back in Book of Mormon times. I have a whole new respect for these amazing women and what trials they went through, all the while keeping their faith. .The lives of the different women in the book were very insightful, and so different from ours. I liked how the author added their ways of life and customs into each chapterl. It was nice to read about how they lived from day to day, and how women were treated as well. One of my favorite stories was mothers of the 2,000 stripling warriors. I've loved that story since I was young, and it was refreshing to read about it again. Those mothers had so much faith to send their sons to war without knowing how to fight. The sons had great faith as well.One of the stories that I hadn't ever heard of was the Daughter of Jared. I had no idea about her, and it was sad to read about how her horrible decisions affected so many people. It was interesting to see the difference between the wicked women and the righteous. Overall I am so happy I have this wonderful book in my collection. The pictures were beautiful, and the writing strong and well researched. I recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about these amazing women of the Book of Mormon.

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-23 18:24

    This is my first book to receive and review through first reads. I was so excited to receive an autographed copy of the book form the author!I really enjoyed reading "Women of the Book of Mormon." It is easy to read, yet very well documented. I loved having info about each of these remarkable women in one place. This would be a great resource for girl's camp or other places where we want to help bring these women to life in our teaching. I like how the author, Heather B Moore, teaches us about the customs and the times that these women live in so that we can better understand them. I was also impressed to find chapters about Eve, Sarah, and Mary who are women from the Bible. The Book of Mormon teaches us much about these Biblical women that we might not have known other wise. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to get to know these women better through Moore's writing. I also look forward to reading some of her other books that I have just learned about, such as her Out of Jerusalem series.

  • Taffy
    2019-03-09 01:26

    Review coming'm finishing up the Book of Mormon again and wanted something a little different for my scripture study. I studied every woman mentioned in the Book of Mormon. LOVED IT.Heather gives great insight into what these women might have been going through or how they lived or what the era was like and how it likely influenced these women. I grew to love them more and to soften towards those who I viewed as bad influences, such as the daughter of Jared. What she must have lived through as she watched her family being destroyed, all because of what she started. Great book. I highly recommend this read!5 STARS

  • Jodie
    2019-03-01 19:44

    I LOVED the artwork chosen for the book. That was a very neat addition. I learned more about these women,and had no idea that there were only 6 women named by name in The Book Of Mormon. The low rating is because part of the book is just the authors ideas of what may or may not have been. Since the women didn't write their stories, we are guessing as to how they may have been etc. I also did not find it that entertaining. It took me quite awhile to finish this book, even though it was a short book.

  • Christina
    2019-03-19 00:40

    This isn't really a scholarly book - nor does it claim to be. It is more a collection of 'what-ifs' about women in the Book of Mormon. A lot of the information helps us ponder what life mighthave been like for these women. It does make you stop and think.I thought it was interesting that she includes chapters about women like the harlot Isabelle and the daughter of Jared that starts up secret combinations in the Jaredite society. She also includes Mary, Eve, and Sarah - women that are taught about in the Book of Mormon.The paintings are absolutely beautiful.

  • Tenille
    2019-03-15 18:34

    LOVED THIS BOOK. I can't usually get into the inspirational, doctrinal books, but this was easy to understand, written very well, and I read it quickly. It told the story of the different women in the book of mormon and how the customs and traditions were at that time and why they stand out. It also related the things they went through to things that women now go through. I learned alot and it has inspired me.

  • Catherine
    2019-03-11 23:45

    This was a very informative book, and it was really interesting to think about what some of the womens' views from the Book of Mormon may have been. When I read the Book of Mormon, I don't always think about what some of the mothers and wives had to go through in order to stay strong in their beliefs. These women were very valiant and faithful and are a great example for all of us. There are some very pretty pictures of some of the women as well.

  • Trena Stone
    2019-03-12 00:30

    Loved this book. I look forward to reading more by this author. Heather helps you read between the lines (of the scriptures) and makes it so much easier to relate to and appreciate these women and their examples. There is a chapter for each of the following:1. Sariah2. Eve3. Mary4. Sarah5. 24 Lamanite Daughters6. Queen of Lamoni7. Abish8. Queen of Lamoni's Father9. Isabel10. Mothers of the 2000 Stripling Warriors11. Daughter of Jared12. Wife of Mormon

  • Kristen Seaton
    2019-03-05 01:18

    I would also love to read a book by this author about the women of the Bible.While this is not a work of official doctrine, it is valuable to women as a study of Book of Mormon women. Even though there is not a lot of detail in the scriptural accounts, the author has done her homework and gives us an idea of what life was like in their day and suggests possible motivations. At the very least, these profiles offer lots to ponder.

  • Kristen
    2019-02-24 00:45

    Met the author at work and she is so down to earth and smart! She writes about the culture, landscape, and times of the women mentioned in the Book of Mormon, not just the six that are named, but also others like, the mothers of the stripling warriors and the 24 daughters of the Lamanites. Her insights into the lives of these women is fascinating. I would love to learn more about them.

  • Brenda
    2019-02-19 18:38

    I am amazed at Heather's writing. This small volume packs a punch. I loved her insight into some of the wonderful women of the Book of Mormon. It shows how we can emulate these women not by the words they said, but by their actions. I felt like screaming, "I am woman, hear me roar" when I was through, and have gained a new respect and reverence for these sisters in my life :)

  • Jenn
    2019-03-08 22:32

    This book was a quick read, but there is a lot of interesting information and insights packed into those few pages. I really loved the full-page illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, and the whole book looks and feels very high-quality. This would make a perfect gift.

  • Jody
    2019-03-01 17:33

    I liked this book. It was one I could read about a few women, continue my book club book, and then come back and read about a few other women. Otherwise, I would have finished it in a day! I liked the illustrations too.

  • Lin Ryals
    2019-02-26 22:35

    I loved this! It was such a great opportunity to get to know the women from the Book of Mormon better. Thanks for taking the time to do so much research Heather!!!See my full review here http://books4linda.blogspot.com/2011/...

  • Shanda
    2019-03-11 01:36

    I forgot to add this book to my "read" bookshelf when I finished it earlier this year. I love this book. It helped me gain a perspective of the women mentioned in the Book of Mormon that I never had before. The artwork is beautiful. I highly recommend Women of the Book of Mormon.

  • Shelli
    2019-02-28 23:26

    I thought some of Moore's insights were helpful. I appreciated how much research she'd done to understand ancient Jewish culture and Moore's obvious love for her subject matter. I'm anxious to read her fiction.

  • Sheila
    2019-02-22 23:18

    A beautiful, must have book. I am continually amazed at the work that Heather keeps producing. If you would like to read my full review of this book go tohttp://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot....

  • Janet
    2019-03-20 18:45

    It was a good, easy read with a few insights that I had not previously thought of.

  • Laura
    2019-03-08 21:38

    A good starting point for pondering on the lives of these women. I wish it was longer, but I guess not that much info exists.

  • Kathi Oram
    2019-03-16 23:47

    I love this nonfiction book that gives the reader more depth to women we've read about for years. A great addition to the family library.