This lesson contains one of the crown jewels of the Book of Mormon–the sublime verse on weakness and strength in 12:27. There are other gems worthy of study, discussion, and application in this chapter. We have the idea that we can be the angels whom God uses to answer prayers, and Moroni comments on how God speaks to us within our language and limitations (12:39; cf. 2 Ne. 31:3), and of course his treatise on faith.
We also have the story of another civilizational collapse: through generations of political intrigue, captivity and war the Jaredites destroy themselves. Other points include the New Jerusalem in Ether 13 and once again the relationship between the Book of Mormon and the Bible.
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The Conference talks are linked in the Lesson Notes.
Terryl and Fiona Givens’ groundbreaking book The God Who Weeps
Jewel’s Hands video
RadioLab’s piece about why we help each other, The Good Show
Thanks as always to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his hard work in postproduction, and to Trent Oliphant for updating the episode.