We have a Childrens Bible that my children love. It has 25 Bible stories: David and Goliath, Daniel in the Lion’s den, Abraham, Joseph, etc. I asked my children about some Book of Mormon stories such as Ammon and the sheep, Nephi’s boat, and realized that my children weren’t familiar with these stories. So, I decided to write my own version of the most important Book of Mormon stories that I thought my kids could understand. I used the Childrens Bible as my guide, and tried to tell the stories in about 100 words or so, and thought it would be fun for my kids to draw pictures of the stories.
As it turned out, my kids got tired of drawing pictures, and I can’t count very well–we stopped at 24. I realized that I was leaving out some stories. Here’s my list.
- Lehi Tells the People to Repent
- Lehi Finds the Liahona
- Lehi’s Dream of the Iron Rod and Tree of Life
- Nephi Breaks his Bow
- The Brass Plates
- Nephi Builds a Ship
- The Big Storm
- The Promised Land
- Jacob Teaches Everyone to Be Nice
- King Benjamin Tells Everyone to Serve
- Alma and the Sons of Mosiah
- Ammon Defends the Sheep
- King Lamoni gets Baptized
- The People of Jershon Bury Their Swords
- The Title of Liberty
- Samuel the Lamanite
- The New Star
- The Great Destruction
- Jesus Appears to the Nephites
- 200 Years of Peace
- Mormon Abridges the Plates
- The Brother of Jared
- The Nephites and Lamanites are Bad
- Moroni Buries the Golden Plates
There were other stories that I missed–Enos, Abinadi, the Waters of Mormon, The Stripling Warriors, and many others. I was originally going to add the Stripling Warriors, but I wasn’t sure what to tell my kids to draw (they’re 7 and 5.) I also didn’t really want to stress the war stories in favor of some of the other stories, in order to give a variety. I felt there was enough war stories already. On a side note, I had my kids watch the old 1960’s movie on Netflix: The Incredible Mr Limpet. They had no idea why the US was trying to blow up all the Nazi subs. It was hard for me to put it in terms they understood. I realized that this rated G cartoon/movie had some more difficult subjects to explain to little kids, and I didn’t want to get into the Holocaust with them.
So here is my question. If you had to limit the list of stories to 24, what stories would you remove in order to include some of the ones I missed?