“I’ve read the book twice now. I really enjoyed the back stories that Jason created for these people. The Book of Mormon is a very condensed collection of books from records kept by people who really did live in the ancient Americas. Like all people, these were just as human as we are, including weaknesses and strengths. We don’t often see the weaknesses in their characters when we read the scriptures due to the need of them being so condensed. I liked how Jason wrote, using his own life experiences in the military, to show what possible weaknesses were overcome to allow each of the real people we know of from the scripture account become the heroes they were. Especially Captain Moroni, who has always been a favorite of mine.
When I read the war chapters in the Book of Mormon, even the account of the Jaradite wars leading to their ultimate destruction, I’ve always wondered about their back story to fill in the blanks. I love what Jason has done by writing down how he envisioned Captain Moroni’s backstory could have been, and with incredible illustrations to help the story by a very talented artist.
I’ve already been recomending this book to family and friends. It is a work of fiction, true, but it is based around true events, people, and places that we’ve come to know through the scriptures. It adds “color” to the condensed record. We know these people lived and did those things described in the Book of Mormon. Therefore we know there’s more to their lives that we don’t have access to in this life. Imagining how their lives were, helps remind us there were not only real, but just as human as us. We too can overcome our weaknesses in the same manner, with faith, prayer, and repentance.”