BYU students write letters reflecting scriptural insights and truths

We are starting a new series at Mormon Women, where students at Brigham Young University will be sharing letters and reflections on scriptures from the New Testament and the Book of Mormon.

Brigham Young University is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (while often called the “Mormon Church” we prefer the full name of the Church to be used because it captures our central belief in Jesus Christ).

As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes.

In this series, students currently enrolled in scripture study classes will be sharing their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the New Testament and the Book of Mormon, in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures.

In publishing these letters, we fulfill the students’ desire to speak to all of us relevance, power, and beauty of the New Testament, of God’s plan of happiness for each of us, and of the Book of Mormon as a second witness of Jesus Christ and complement to the Bible.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in and cherish the Bible. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be scripture. The Book of Mormon includes the religious history of a group of Israelites who settled in ancient America.

Some of the names you will see in letters sharing Book of Mormon scriptures may be unfamiliar; these names are those of prophets who taught the Book of Mormon peoples to look forward to the coming of Christ: Nephi, Lehi, Alma, Helaman, and others. We hope those names will become more familiar to you as you read their inspiring words and feel the relevance and divinity of their messages through these letters.

As we share these letters here at Mormon Women, we welcome your thoughts about how the scriptures they quote (or other verses) help you in your own life. We invite you to share these letters with a friend.

And please let us know if you’d like to receive your own digital copy of the Book of Mormon.