M. Gerald Bradford and Alison V.P. Coutts, Editors, Provo, Utah: The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), 2002, 8.5×11″ softbound, 73 pages.
Under “Editor’s Picks,” this titled was “Enthusiastically recommended” in The FARMS Review, Volume 15, Number 1, 2003.
This colorful, informative book features reports on the multipronged effort to determine as far as possible the original English-language translation of the Book of Mormon. Royal Skousen, the editor and principal investigator of the original and printer’s manuscripts of the Book of Mormon, details the project’s history and some of the more significant findings. Robert Espinosa reviews his team’s painstaking work of preserving and identifying remaining fragments of the original manuscript. Ron Romig narrates the investigation into the printer’s manuscript, and Larry Draper explains how the press sheets for the 1830 edition reveal overlooked details of the printing process. In an insightful response, Daniel C. Peterson interpolates evidence from Skousen’s research to show the divine manner in which the Book of Mormon came forth.