Miracles of the Book of Mormon (The B.O.M Series 7 of 7)

It’s easy to find examples of miracles within the pages of the Book of Mormon. 

We have the many appearances of angels, including the one who visited Nephi and his brothers, to the one who appeared to Alma and the sons of Mosiah, and many more. In fact, angels are mentioned 145 times in the Book of Mormon. We also have the boat that Nephi built that he was then able to sail to the promised land, Helaman and the Stripling Warriors, Nephi and Lehi protected by a ring of fire in prison and the conversion of the Lamanites, Nephi praying for a famine, Samuel the Lamanite preaching on the wall, Jesus appearing, and many more. 

These are all excellent and faith building, but what about miracles that come from the Book of Mormon itself? From studying it and praying about it?


Here are just a few promises we’ve been given for reading the Book of Mormon:

  • “[...] there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God. - Gordon B. Hinckley

  • “[...] we will be in a position to hear the voice of the spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven’s help in our lives.” - Thomas S. Monsoon

  • “Regular reading of and talking about the Book of Mormon invites the power to resist temptation and to produce feelings of love within our families.” - David A. Bednar

  • “There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find power to avoid deception. You will find the power to stay on the straight and narrow path.” - Ezra Taft Benson

  • “The truths of the Book of Mormon have the power to heal, comfort, restore, succor, strengthen, console, and cheer our souls.” - President Russell M. Nelson 

  • “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to god by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” - Joseph Smith


Any of these ring a bell? Well, we hope so because all of these quotes, except for the last,” have been in each of our emails we’ve sent over the last seven weeks. (Raise your hand if you’ve been reading the B.O.M. series. 😉)

We’ve spent these last weeks talking about different aspects of the Book of Mormon, but this week, we wanted to dive into something more personal. How the Book of Mormon works miracles in the lives of those who read it. 

1. Kim Christensen Patience suffered from many addictions, and after her children were temporarily taken away by the state, knew she needed to make some changes. Through diligent prayer, she was led to read the Book of Mormon. This led to her joining a treatment program. The program wasn’t easy, but with daily Book of Mormon scripture study, she was able to keep going. Eventually she became a program facilitator and was able to get her endowment. She credits her success to the Book of Mormon. 

Read more of Kim’s story, and others, from the church’s website, here.

2. Venu Bhaskar Nakka grew up in India and intended his first church meeting on Easter Sunday. He was late because he had to work, and ended up attending a youth class where a missionary taught a lesson from a blue book that sounded like the Bible. As the lesson was being taught, Venu had a strong impression that he should have the blue book. After class, he asked the missionary if he could have it, and they promised to bring one to his home. 

Venu later said, “That small blue book has brought a spirit of life into my life, and I am so thankful that I had the privilege to learn from it.”

Read more about Venu’s story, and others like it, on the church website here


3.) As a child, Colleen Stohlton had nightmares, and even occasionally daymares, about death. The dreams were so terrifying, she couldn’t let them go. Needing some comfort and answers, she asked her mother if she knew what happened after death. Her mother didn’t know, but promised she’d find out. She went to the minister of their Protestant church, and asked him. He told her he didn’t know either. 


Colleen’s devoted mother went to every minister in her town, and was given the same response by every one of them. One day, she saw two young men in suits walking up her street, and heard a voice tell her “Whatever these men tell you will be true.”


They knocked on her door and she immediately asked them if they knew what happened after death. They said yes, and she invited them in, had her daughter, Colleen come down, and listen to the missionaries preach of the Plan of Salvation. 


After they left, Colleen and her family never saw those missionaries again, and wondered how they’d come to their house, seeing as there wasn’t a LDS chapel within a hundred miles, but Colleen later said, “It brought me such peace I was never troubled over it again.” 


Read more about this story, and others, from Meridian Magazine’s article, “The Book of Mormon to the Rescue” by Gary and Joy Lundberg here


Aren’t these stories amazing? They definitely made an impact on us. 

Here’s your weekly Book of Mormon quote. 


My dear brothers and sisters, I promise that as you prayerfully study the Book of Mormon every day, you will make better decisions—every day. I promise that as you ponder what you study, the windows of heaven will open, and you will receive answers to your own questions and direction for your own life.

- Russell M. Nelson 



We testify of the truthfulness of this, that The Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that we know that studying from its pages this year will bring the opportunity to see personal miracles in our lives and yours. 


Now, we’d love to hear from you! Do you have any personal experiences from reading the Book of Mormon that changed your life for the better? We’d love to hear!


Also, did you like this series on the Book of Mormon? Would you like to see more like it? Are there any topics you’d love for us to delve into? Just hit that reply button and let us know. 


The Cedar Fort Family 


P.S. Catch the whole B.O.M. Series here:

The Book of Mormon and Science  (The B.O.M. Series 1 of 7)

The Book of Mormon and Personal Revelation (The B.O.M. Series 2 of 7)

The Book of Mormon and Kids/Teens (The B.O.M. Series 3 of 7)

Proofs of the Book of Mormon (The B.O.M. Series 4 of 7)

Book of Mormon Villains and What We Can Learn from Them. (The B.O.M. Series 5 of 7)

The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon (The B.O.M. Series 6 of 7)

Miracles of the Book of Mormon (The B.O.M. Series 7 of 7)


P.S. Check out our Book of Mormon Collection here. Want to gain more spiritual insight into the Book of Mormon? We’ve got you covered from Meeting Christ in the Book of Mormon to Miracles of the Book of Mormon to From the Heart: Charity in the Book of Mormon.