The Golden Plates #2: Premium Edition-The Tree of Life is the second issue of an adaptation of the fifth best selling book of all time, The Book of Mormon, which has sold over 120 million copies. This graphic novel/comic book adaptation was first illustrated in 2005 by award winning artist Michael Allred. Issue #2 includes: 30 full color pages as well as 4 pages of commentary from Michael Allred on what inspired him to step out of his successful career in the comic book industry to create the series. His decision to leave high paying jobs for almost a year to create The Golden Plates was hailed as “the biggest announcement in Mormon comics ever.” Allred described his work on The Golden Plates as “the most significant thing I’ll ever be a part of” and “by far my most personal work ever…this is something I simply had to do.” “Anyone interested in stories about human beings rising to their highest and most heroic potential will find that here…I’ve never been more alive with drawing anything in my life.” The Premium Edition has replaced the full scriptural text originally included in the first edition with simplified, reworded text, making the story easier for younger readers to follow and also showcasing more of the stunning artwork. Part 2 of a 6 issue series, Issue #2 tells how Lehi and Nephi see a vision of the Tree of life. Lehi see’s the Iron Rod, The Tree of Life, and other symbols of life on Earth. Nephi sees the birth, life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the visit of Christ to his people in the Ancient Americas, the future of his people, and the colonization of North America, the work of the devil to destroy God’s people, the bringing forth of records and scriptures to gather Israel in the last days, and more.