Book Club – schedule for reading An Approach to the Book of Mormon by Nibley

As discussed on the previous post, we are starting a chapter per week reading of An Approach to the Book of Mormon by Hugh Nibley.  This book was used as the Priesthood manual in the 1950s. It will be interesting to see how well the book has held up over the last almost 60 years.

We will read through chapter 1 (including forwards, etc) this week, and I will begin the discussion next Sunday on a new post.  I hope we have a good discussion of the chapter and anything related to it.

13 thoughts on “Book Club – schedule for reading An Approach to the Book of Mormon by Nibley

  1. This brings back memories, since An Approach was the first Nibley book I ever read, about 20 years ago.

  2. Geoff, remember you have to actually read and not just look at the pictures.

    MormonChess, You’ve only been reading Nibley for 20 years? Well, we’ll have to ensure we go slow for all of you Nibley amateurs out there.

  3. I wanted to speak up on the earlier page about this, but didn’t find the time. I’ve been lurking around here for the last while, and am looking forward to the reading and the discussion. I would like to take part as much as I can, but will be reading along even if I can’t add much myself. I’m moving next month to begin a Ph.D program, so who knows how much time/effort I will have to spend on it. Thanks for putting this together though! I really like the idea.

  4. Hi, where can I get a copy? Do I need to go to DBook to get it? I don’t have one in my area.

  5. You can go to the Maxwell Institute site and read it for free, if you don’t mind reading it electronically.

  6. BTW, those who would like to have the Maxwell Institute books as EPub, can go to the following website, http://guavaduck.com/ . It has a Python script to convert any of the books into EPub. From there, Kindle users can convert it into MOBI format using Calibre.

  7. Well, I decided to order the book and found a copy on Ebay. I may have to catch up a bit as it might arrive as late as the 30th of July. I’m always wanting more reading material on Sundays so this will be great! M. Star was the first blog I ever read. In fact, I don’t even think I had heard of the word blog prior to be invited to this blog by one of the earliest bloggers. So I am excited. I’ve done Book Clubs online but never on any religious literature. Yay!

  8. Barb, that’s great. I’ve already prepared my thoughts for Sunday, and so look forward to some good discussion from everyone. I hope you’ll try reading chapter 1 online at the Maxwell Institute. It is only a handful of pages, and for one week, it will help you keep up with the conversation.

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