Blog Tour: Teaching the Book of Mormon, Part 1 (1 Nephi–Alma 16)

John S. Bushman, Reed Romney, John R. Manis, and Curt R. Wakefield will host a blog tour for their new book, Teaching the Book of Mormon, Part 1 (1 Nephi–Alma 16), from June 10 to 24.

Teaching the Book of Mormon is full of powerful teaching ideas to change lives. Helpful components include creative object lessons, group activities, discussion questions, and more to build an influential atmosphere of learning and interaction. With this all-inclusive resource, you will engage your children, your seminary students, or your Sunday School class in powerful learning.

If you are interested in joining the blog tour, please leave a comment with the date you’d like to post or contact John Bushman via email.


Here is a brief description of the book:

Each chapter heading includes a title and an approximate date. The chapter summary is given in blocks of verses. This can help you as a teacher better plan how to approach each set of verses and where to focus your attention.

In a glance, you have the text of the Book of Mormon alongside your notes and helpful lesson ideas. Each lesson begins with verses covered and the life-changing principle you hope your class will apply. Space under the scripture text allows you to make notes as you study and prepare your lesson. The lesson ideas are streamlined to get to the point. The icons (“Lesson Starter,” “Look For,” “Question”) help you quickly identify the type of lesson idea, which is useful as a quick reference when teaching a class.

Teaching the Book of Mormon, Part 1—All-in-one scripture text, personal notes, and creative lesson ideas!

Meet the Authors:

John S. Bushman is proud to be the father of five, the son of two, and the husband of one. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and served a mission in the Philippines. Later he got his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s in instructional technology from ASU. He worked as a full-time seminary instructor for the Church’s seminaries and institutes for ten years in St. George, Utah. Now he teaches institute and coordinates the seminary program in NW Washington. Second to the Lord and his family, his greatest love is teaching and studying the scriptures with the youth of the Church.

One of his other passions is writing. He is the author of Impractical Grace, which is a story about how God’s grace can heal any wound in life. He and his wife have recently co-authored a book, Table Talk, which has hundreds of questions and quotes to get families discussing the issues that matter most in life. Both of these books are published with Cedar Fort.

Reed Romney was born in Mesa, Arizona, and grew up in various cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and even London. He served his mission in the Washington Spokane Spanish-speaking mission. He and his wife have been married for ten years and are the parents of three children. Reed currently lives in St. George, Utah, where he enjoys road biking nearly year-round.

Reed attended Brigham Young University and later earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada–Las Vegas in business finance, graduating cum laude. He then obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Utah University. Reed is a full-time teacher for the Seminaries and Institutes program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also owns and operates two businesses.

John R. Manis, or Jack as he is known to friends, was born to goodly parents in Las Vegas, NV. When he was twelve years old, he found a book giving life sketches of each of the major characters of the Book of Mormon. Since that day, he has been determined to understand as much as possible from the Book of Mormon and the truth it contains. Jack currently teaches LDS Seminary in St. George, UT, with the support and companionship of his wonderful wife, three little boys, and his dog, Charlemagne.

John is a full-time seminary teacher with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University with coursework divided between family studies and ancient languages. This background has assisted him in creating modern application from ancient religious writings and presenting those application to students of a variety of ages. He is currently on track to receiving a master’s degree from Southern Utah University.

Curt Wakefield was born and raised in Idaho. He served a mission to Southern Italy and then attended BYU–Idaho, where he received his bachelor’s degree in recreational leadership. He has a master’s degree in professional communication from Southern Utah University and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in educational psychology at University of Nevada–Las Vegas.

Curt currently lives in St. George, Utah, where he has been a seminary teacher for eight years. He and his amazing wife, Shawna, are the parents of four children. He loves to learn about learning and teaching which is why he was so excited to be a part of this book.

Teaching the Book of Mormon Blog Tour Schedule

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

One thought on “Blog Tour: Teaching the Book of Mormon, Part 1 (1 Nephi–Alma 16)

  • June 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got! Will be anxiously watching on the 10th!

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